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singemonkey
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've yet to weight mine but I suspect it's a little over 4kg. But I did see Kurusawa advertising one for 3.7kg, so it's definitely possible. Maybe just speak nicely to your dealer and get them to check if they have any in that weight.

Please, my lordy, don't go chambered. They may be lighter, but they're not exactly Les Pauls, are they?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Just weighed mine at 9lb 9oz!!

(Not a LS-150 mind)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine tips the scale at 9lbs 4oz.

Over the weekend, I asked my guitar shop tech what the heaviest Les Paul he ever saw was...... 14 lbs 6oz. That's like strapping on a coffee table.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
Mine tips the scale at 9lbs 4oz.

Over the weekend, I asked my guitar shop tech what the heaviest Les Paul he ever saw was...... 14 lbs 6oz. That's like strapping on a coffee table.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singemonkey wrote:
Please, my lordy, don't go chambered. They may be lighter, but they're not exactly Les Pauls, are they?


Well they're not traditional LPs, but nevertheless may be a guitar that plenty of people would like (after they have acquired a traditional LP of course).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
Mine tips the scale at 9lbs 4oz.

Over the weekend, I asked my guitar shop tech what the heaviest Les Paul he ever saw was...... 14 lbs 6oz. That's like strapping on a coffee table.


Nearly spat my morning coffee all over the place at that!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My coffee table only weights 9 1/2lbs
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My LS-150 weighs 9 1/4 lbs

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My LS1000 is dead on 8lb

...so there!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
Mine tips the scale at 9lbs 4oz.

Over the weekend, I asked my guitar shop tech what the heaviest Les Paul he ever saw was...... 14 lbs 6oz. That's like strapping on a coffee table.


My beloved '83 Gibson LP Deluxe probably weighs in that ballpark. One of the many reasons I wanted a Tokai.

I'm setting the Deluxe up for rockabilly (P90s and a Bigsby B7) but I still don't fancy wearing it for a whole gig.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

New tokai owner - ls90q in cherry sunburst from Richtone - beautiful guitar, just weighed her in on the electronic scales at 8lbs exactly, happy with that as my back is not the best......

Sounds great and is slighty less 'dark' than other LPs I've heard/played - also fitted Faber bridge and tail so thats a factor too - I love it!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:59 pm    Post subject: Just weighed it Reply with quote

My 2008 LS150F weighs in at exactly 8.5 Lbs. this is with DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge and Gibson Burstbucker in the neck and speed knobs. just added pics to the previous thread.

My 2008 LS80 weighs in at 9.5 Lbs this is with a DiMarzio SDHB and a Gotoh Aluminium Tailpiece and speed knobs. - I thought it was heavy !

My 1990 Gibson Les Paul Standard comes in at 9 Lbs this has nickel grovers and pup cover removed.

scale is accurate to .25 Lbs - checked these twice got same results for carpet and hard floor !

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swissaxes wrote:

You are right there are not many original '58/'59/'60 Les Pauls that fall in the 8 pounds range - although there are some.


Some numerical information you just cannot live without

An average weigh of an original burst is 4.020821 kg (8.86439lb), minimum 3.674 and maximum 4.411 kg, while standard deviation was 0.203877 kg. Sample size was 28 bursts from '58,'59 and '60.

Reference: Beauty of the Burst by Yasuhiko Iwanade. Very nice book btw.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should try to get a similar sample of LS150s and see if there's a significant difference I'm guessing the mean would be a few hundred grams higher.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We should try to get a similar sample of LS150s and see if there's a significant difference I'm guessing the mean would be a few hundred grams higher.


yeh but any variations could also be down to hardware differences if people have changed pickups. My DiMarzio SDHB is almost twice as thick as a Seymour Duncan SH5 and the Tokai Mk1 and Mk2 pickups seem to have oversized covers. I've not weighed any of these but must all make a difference ...
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