- Aug 15, 2011
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Ever play a 10 pound Les Paul in the seated position? They have a tendency to be quite body heavy, so you get the reverse of neck dive. It’s actually uncomfortable and a bit awkward to play, thus taking away from the enjoyment, even if the guitar looks and sounds great. I’m not buying that it has some effect on tone, but I can vouch that it does impact playability... seemed like I was always fighting to keep the damn thing in my hands. Which had a direct impact on the left hand ergonomics. If everything else is equal, I’m taking the lighter guitar. Then again, I’m into skinny chicks too... I like things that are easy to toss around on the bed. That’s where a spend a fair amount of time “playing.”I'm always astounded at the "weight junkies" in here. So you had a fantastic guitar and sending it back because it's a bit heavy?
OH... I forgot...light guitars are full of magic and fairy dust. Got it.
And no offense, but the condescending remarks could be a bit offensive to people who simply like light guitars. Some dudes like their guitars blinged out in gold @Christosterone , some like chrome, and some like black. None of them are wrong. It’s simply a matter of personal taste.