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How light can ST80/ST100 be?

 
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Russian Vadim
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: How light can ST80/ST100 be? Reply with quote

Seems to me most ST80s weigh around 3,5-3,6 kg (7,71-7,93 lbs.). My '79 ST80 weighs 3,3 kg (7,27 lbs.). I've had a ST50 that weighed 3,6 kg (7,93 lbs.) and that 300 grams were really noticeable, ST80 feels featherweight, ST50 felt just like my humbucker-equipped Guilds.

SO my question is: how light can hi-end Springys get? What is the lightest Springy have you had? Photos and details are very welcome.

My ST80

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7lbs dead was the lightest i had
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1978 ST-100

6 lbs 9 oz

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 lbs 9 oz is about 2,976 kg. That's very light and I think in the 50s Strat territory. Pretty cool. But still it seems like most of them weigh 7,7 lbs.

I'd say Tokai did pretty good on choosing light bodies.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have been very happy with the weight.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are not as light.
ST 80 3,4KG

ST 100 3,6KG
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Strats nonetheless, settebello!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.
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