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    How heavy is your Les Paul

    It seems that plenty of people have LP-style guitars here, so a question just out of curiosity - what's the weight of yours? Don't forget to specify make, model and year.


    Here are mine:


    Gibson Standard 2000 - 4.65kg / 10.25lbs


    Orville LPS-80F 1995 - 3.99kg / 8.8 lbs

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    Marcus, you're going to find weights all over the place, depending on many factors, including model, year, USA or Custom Shop, LP Standard or Custom, Klusons or Grovers, Bigsby or not, etc. Some of the featherweights that were ordered by Wildwood are in the low to mid 7 lb. range. Most Historics are in the 8 to 9 lb. range. Many 70's and 80's LPs can get into the 10+ lb. range.
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    I don't know how much my Les Paul weighs - but it plays only the heaviest grooves.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    My 2014 Traditional has a Bigsby and weighs an even 10 lbs.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

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    8lbs 4oz
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    68 Les Paul Custom 9.5lbs

    2018 LP Classic Player Plus w/P 90's 9.4 lbs

    2015 LP Replica 8.4 lbs

    59 Junior 6.5 lbs

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by brandtkronholm View Post
    I don't know how much my Les Paul weighs - but it plays only the heaviest grooves.

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    I have a couple Norlin models that are well into the 10+ lbs club. Great guitars and boat anchor heavy as fuck! Got a Bigsby on one of them too......
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    09 Studio fireburst 7lbs-15.5oz
    12 LP Special 7-10
    13 LP Custom 9-9.6

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    2016 R8 Std Historic - ~9.0 last time I checked.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    I have many light guitars but there's something reassuring about the weight of my Les Paul. However, I ordered a musicians folding stool for our 3hr rehearsals as I have to get the weight off my back after about two hours of standing.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    My '02 Standard is fairly light. I don't have an exact weight, but I'm guessing 8.5 - 9 or so. My Heritage H150 (for all intents and purposes the same as a Les Paul) is a beast, at 10.5+. I have a wide strap on it and I still can't play it standing up for too long or my back starts hurting. This is the only guitar I have like that.
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    My '02 R8 is a hair over 9lbs, but m '76 Standard was over 11lbs?!
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    A few of my heavier beasts...............

    1969 Les Paul Professional......................10.6
    1971 Les Paul Personal...........................11.4
    2011 Les Paul Standard Oversized Bass....11.0

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    2017 Les Paul Traditional - 9lbs 3 oz (non-weight relieved)

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    76 Custom: 9lbs 10 oz

    '07 R9: 9lbs 1 oz
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    My 2014 Traditional Pro has 9-hole weight relief and weighs 8 pounds 3 ounces. That’s about perfect for me.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    Collectors Choice #14 (Waddy Wachtel) - w/o Bigsby 7 lbs 15 oz. With Bigsby 8 lbs 5 oz.
    Collectors Choice #28 (STP Burst) - 8 lbs 6 oz.
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    2007 R6 9 pounds 1 ounce

    2011 R7 8 pounds 2 ounces
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    I've never weighed a Les Paul. Not a one of the many I've owned, nor the dozen I have now. I was never interested enough in mere weight as much as tone, feel and vibe. I do kinda break 'em down by light, medium and heavy. The 3 R9's and R8 were, (are), all closest to 9'lbs if I remember what the dealers claimed. A spread of 8lb 10oz to 9lb.

    In the light category are a pair of chambered and at the other end are the Norlins. That's as specific as I can get.
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    I recently weighed mine in order to compare them for a review:

    1974 Les Paul Standard - 9.8lbs
    2018 Les Paul Standard - 7.8lbs

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    1958 Special - 7# 13.8oz.
    1959 LPJ - 7# 5.2 oz.
    1962 LPJ - 5# 15.7 oz.
    2013 R9 - 8# 12.7oz.
    2014 R4 - 7# 11.9 oz. BIGGEST NECK EVER!
    2014 R7 - 8# 8.1 oz.
    2014 R8 - 8# 8.0 oz.
    2014 R0 - 8# 9.7 oz.
    2014 WWSpec LP 62 - 6# 6.3 oz.
    2015 TH6 - 8# 6.2 oz.
    2015 HS4 - 8# 4.8 oz.
    2015 HS5 - 8# 1.3 oz.
    2015 HS6 - 8# 6.6 oz.
    2016 THBB4 - 8# 15.9 oz.


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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    Currently owned:
    1979 Les Paul Custom; 10 lbs 3 oz

    Previously owned:
    1974 Les Paul Custom; 11 lbs (can't remember oz's as its been a year and a half)
    1987 Les Paul Standard; 9 lbs 6 oz (had this one written down)

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    2015 ES Les Paul 6.2 lbs on my digital bathroom scale (limited to .2 lb increments).

    ETA: the photo I couldn't post from work the other day.

    Last edited by mdubya; 04-09-19 at 05:46 PM.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by renderit View Post
    1958 Special - 7# 13.8oz.
    1959 LPJ - 7# 5.2 oz.
    1962 LPJ - 5# 15.7 oz.
    2013 R9 - 8# 12.7oz.
    2014 R4 - 7# 11.9 oz. BIGGEST NECK EVER!
    2014 R7 - 8# 8.1 oz.
    2014 R8 - 8# 8.0 oz.
    2014 R0 - 8# 9.7 oz.
    2014 WWSpec LP 62 - 6# 6.3 oz.
    2015 TH6 - 8# 6.2 oz.
    2015 HS4 - 8# 4.8 oz.
    2015 HS5 - 8# 1.3 oz.
    2015 HS6 - 8# 6.6 oz.
    2016 THBB4 - 8# 15.9 oz.
    ren, a pic or two of your R4 would be freaking nice if you can do that.
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    PIKTURES! The Golden Goose R4



    The NECK. If you look at the shadows you can tell it is REALLY deep. And FAT.




    Golden Goose and Fool's Gold (My HS4)


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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    Out of curiosity, I just weighed mine; 1976 Tobacco Custom: 10.6 pounds.



    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusPatterson View Post
    It seems that plenty of people have LP-style guitars here, so a question just out of curiosity - what's the weight of yours? Don't forget to specify make, model and year.


    Here are mine:


    Gibson Standard 2000 - 4.65kg / 10.25lbs


    Orville LPS-80F 1995 - 3.99kg / 8.8 lbs
    Another bewildered traveler, on the information superhighway!

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    I've never weighed a Les Paul.
    LOL!

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    2003 58 RI Les Paul Standard: 9.5 lbs w/ Grovers

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    2009 - R9 8lbs
    1997 - R6 10LBS

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    Ren,thanks for the pics.

    For me,it doesn't get any better than that. Very nice.
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    '52' goldtop 9 lbs 1 oz
    '75' Deluxe 9 lbs 14 oz (routed out for humbuckers )
    '79' Les Paul Recording 11 lbs 1oz (w/ Grovers )
    '03' Les Paul Custom LPB7 9 lbs 12 oz ( w/ Grovers )

    Never seemed to care about weight, feel and tone for me.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    Early '74 standard: ten pounds exactly. The wide strap helps.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    '77 Artisan (3 p/u) 11.2
    '95 Standard 9.3
    '06 R8 8.5
    '09 R8 9.9

    I have sold a couple in the last few years:

    1975 Deluxe 9.0
    2008 R0 8.7
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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    One thing that struck me about LPs is that my LP Jr weighs more than my LP Standard.

    2014 Standard 8lb 2 oz Klusons
    2016 LP Jr 8lb 8oz

    then I heard an interview with Leslie West where he made a statement that explained everything.

    "A LP Jr is a tree trunk with a microphone nailed to it"
    Last edited by Zentar; 05-17-19 at 12:30 PM.

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    Re: How heavy is your Les Paul

    84 Studio Custom #7.5
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