The Heaviest Les Paul?

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  1. Mr Insane

    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    Was talking today at the local shop about the weight of Les Pauls.

    Got me thinking who here has the heaviest LP? Or came across one that is a contender?
     
  2. Malikon

    Malikon Best Match! Are You Ready? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    NORLIN!


    wait what was the question?
     

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  3. VictorB

    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    Rich has a 15lb. LP Custom.
     
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    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    I'very heard of 13 lb. Norlin boat anchors...but 15...:shock:
     
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    James R Premium Member

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    Jeebus.
    15 freaking pounds?!?
    Even if you don't have a bad back/neck/shoulder, you probably would before long.
    I bet it's a beast though.
     
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    Malikon Best Match! Are You Ready? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Richs left shoulder is about 4"-5" lower than his right one.


    :laugh2:
     
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    Probably one of these.
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    Malikon Best Match! Are You Ready? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    FAKE!

    knobs in the wrong spot and the bridge isn't USA.

    g'damn chinee fakes. :mad:
     
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    dave b Senior Member

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    My 2000 Standard is close to 11 lbs. Any time my shoulder is aching (not uncommon), gets real uncomfortable in a hurry. BUT, it can beat up all my others guitars without trying hard.
     
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    defcrew Senior Member

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    I had a white Custom that was 14 or so. Sole reason I sold it. I have a few that are 11 and there about but that one felt like a glob of cement. I have a late 70s Tele that is as heavy as any LP I've got.
     
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    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    I’m having a marble LP with a 1” thick lead cap built by the Custom Shop right now as a matter of fact.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Everyone knows that the weight is where the Toanz live.
     
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    just weighed my lp to see. after some weight reduction, i.e. creamtone bridge and tailpiece, it is at 11lbs.

    I weighed my 339 and it is at 7.6lbs with the b3 bigsby.
     
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    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    Hell yeah!
    Nothing beat a good heavy concrete telly.
    And notice the pickguard for those extra heavy metal tonez
    [​IMG]

    Norlin LP... :rolleyes: :facepalm:
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Loved my Norlin, heavy though it was. :thumbs:

    Never took it onto a scale, but I'd be willing to bet 9.5lbs minimum.
     
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    Good time to find a scale for my H80. Heavy mother. Could be a contender?:hmm: Will there be a trophy, or mabey cake :fingersx::headbanger:
     
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    Generally late 70s and 80s Les Pauls are by far heaviest.
     
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    I have a 77 Deluxe that is pretty heavy. I have 5 LPs--2 Norlins (73 and 77) and the rest Historics (07,08,10)-- and the latter are def lighter...but they aren't really light.
     
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    I had a 79 Strat that weighed 13 lbs. Beautiful Capri Orange, but impossible to play standing up for more than one song.
     
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    I never weighed the one I had but when it's in a 25 plus pound Anvil flight case who cares.
     
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