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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by JimmyAce2006, Jan 30, 2015.
...but it weighs 9.3 lbs.
a lot of them do
9.3 is pretty damn heavy though for one of these.
heaviest ive seen...but a lot are over 9lbs, so at that point whats a few ounces.
i think the original is over 9lbs
...but Andertons are asking £11,999 ($18,718.44) for it!
It's not the bracket, it's the flimsy pick guard.
OMG!! That is FANtastic . I think you are an "Acefan" too!
Anyone notice anything different about the way Ace signed this one? I do. I wonder if he did it on purpose, or if there are variations throughout the run?
Anyone notice anything different about the way Ace signed this one? I do. I wonder if he did it on purpose, or if there are variations throughout the run?[/QUOTE]
Ace Card before the number. Doubt he did it on purpose, probably just forgot how he was signing them.
Good one Dyrhee.
FWIW: #9 FS on Ebay for 17K. Anyone who still needs one should jump! LOL.
He did the same thing on #20 and #40.
is it every 10???? lol
LOL i knew that would be the next question! it is not that way on #10. and i don't have a pic of #30.....yet
Just weighed mine on a bathroom scale. Says, 11.2 lbs, wondering if my scale is off?
And it says may weight relieved '89 Standard is 12.2 lbs!!
uhm.....definitely off usually those scales need more weight in order to be accurate. Try weighing yourself, and take note of the weight. Then, without stepping off the scale, have someone hand you the guitar & make note of the weight again. Take the difference between your weight while holding the guitar and your weight without the guitar. That should be a good estimate if it is a digital scale.
That is how I weigh mine..
I don't see how a quality R9 would weigh 9.3 lbs? Or am I off on this? I may not be an expert on R9's, but I've always considered the lighter ones to be the most desirable and more like the true '59's.
i think the Frehley burst weighs around 9lbs, maybe slightly more. i am trying to find out
yeah, youre off lol
there have been a lot of lighter weight historics in recent years - since thats what most people are after these days.
but the originals were on average at or a bit less than 9 lbs (a lot of famous ones over that - pearly, ace's, etc)...
also, the grovers will add a few ounces too keep in mind
59's were not particularly light guitars. Most were in the 9lb. range. To some, the lighter one's are desirable as far as the R9's go. To most, weight doesn't matter, it's tone....how does it sound?
Unless you have some kind of physical issue (bad back or shoulder), I have never understood the whining about the weight. If it sounds good, play it. If you have a physical issue that limits the weight you can bear, play a Fender .
i think the thing is, at least with me - with all the lightweight ones that have been coming out why not get one that happens to be lighter.
i agree, i wouldn't necessarily forego a heavier guitar that played and sounded better than a lighter one....but if they both play and sound great (which a lot have been recently because the shop has really been putting out some consistently great reissues)why not take the lighter one?
one reason people weren't hung up on weight in the originals is you weren't spoiled by having all these options and being able to pick and choose. even then though some people were turned off by the weight... i think pearly was sold in large part because it was heavy to the owner, for example.
also, when i say 'light' i mean something around 8.5lbs...i don't like featherweights or really light ones around 8lbs.
I contacted the guy who is selling S & A Ace Frehley #9 on Ebay and it weighs 8 lb 11 oz (8.69 lbs).