- Sep 12, 2014
We do not guarantee weight ranges but you can pay a little more through M2M to use wood sorted for light weight. For a B7, which these days is made from a solid slab of mahogany (that is the part that may not technically be historically correct on yours, not the weight), we do get in *some* lighter weight slabs for M2M orders which usually get snatched up pretty quick. If you are really concerned about weight you could even order a lightweight mahogany back and a lightweight mahogany top -- or chamber/weight relieve the back to make it lighter still. But I'm not scared of a heavy LP, especially an LPC...something about the ebony board and all that mass makes for a distinct sound.Tackling a 76 page thread has taken a while, but there is some exceptional reading in this endeavor - HUGE thanks to Mat for his expertise, generosity, and at times, exceptional diplomacy and patience.
My question relates specifically to the R7 BB customs. I have one that was made in '96...and while it's been my number one since the day it came home, it is by far the heaviest Les Paul I've ever owned or played. Was or is there a range of finished guitar weights acceptable to the specific model or type? I always (mistakenly) thought that all of the BB R7's might be as heavy as mine for some historical accuracy or something...which I now understand isn't correct.
Thanks in advance for your reply!