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1980 LS-100 Joe Walsh - an unbelievable 6lbs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: 1980 LS-100 Joe Walsh - an unbelievable 6lbs. Reply with quote

I asked the seller how much it weighs. His response, "Man it's light like about 6 pounds are so." Maybe it's one of Billy Gibbons' hollowed out ones. Maybe that's not an urban myth afterall.

Regardless. I'm amazed at the number of sellers of Les Pauls that omit the weight when advertizing, and then when asked don't even bother to actually weigh it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokai-LS-100-LP-Love-Rock-MIJ-80-Red-Joe-Walsh-model-Nitro-/150853297565?pt=Guitar&hash=item231f8ea59d
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't sound like he weighed it...probably more like 7lbs light. I'm actually in Houston. Might see if he's a dealer and has it available to see.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah 6lbs is pretty much impossibly light - there are many SGs that are heavier than 6lbs and still have neck dive.

I don't like the look of the height of the action on that LS.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:17 am    Post subject: Joe Walsh model Reply with quote

Don't see one of these 'rare' models for years on end, and then 5 or 6 turn up within months of each other! That's a crazy weight if it hasn't been 'relieved' of some body weight, all the ones I personally know of are in the 3.9 - 4.2kg range. Mine is 4kg, just a handful of guitars away on the production line, or serial numbering. Seems like a fair price if you are in the US. I'm not a great fan of the slightly slimmer neck but great instruments never the less.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is 3.6 kg
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no way is it 6lbs, unless a lot of wood has been removed, which makes it worth a lot less, even if it did belong to a famous bearded guitar player, if he had proof of that then i would buy it just for that reason, good deal for the usa, shipping and taxes kill us for europe
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
Mine is 3.6 kg


3.6 kg = 7.9 lbs. That's pretty light for a Les Paul. Is there something about this model that brings the weight down? Or is yours just a lighter weight one Jacco?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its all mahogony, although I dont know if mahog is lighter or heavier than maple....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freebird wrote:
jacco wrote:
Mine is 3.6 kg


3.6 kg = 7.9 lbs. That's pretty light for a Les Paul. Is there something about this model that brings the weight down? Or is yours just a lighter weight one Jacco?


I've checked the interiors and it's a normal 1P back & 2P top, all maho.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
its all mahogony, although I dont know if mahog is lighter or heavier than maple....


on average is maho heavier than maple
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is 3,75kg.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
its all mahogony, although I dont know if mahog is lighter or heavier than maple....


As far as the comparative weight of mahogany or maple goes, I think there is a fair amount of variance between pieces of wood within the same species, let alone between the two species. For example, take a look at the weights of Villager's two LS-100s for sale that are all mahogany - one weighs 9lbs, 11oz. and the other weighs 8lbs., 9 oz.

http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/page%206%20Tokai.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Between Reborns there are such a difference in weight. I have seen over the years 3,8 kg. (mine) and 4,7 kgs. and more. I also own a '81 LS-50 in 3,6 kg. range. I finally forget the weight when playing a good guitar but the sound is not the same in lighter than in heavier guitars.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a LS-100-ON weighs 4kg

I also have this LS-100-OR and is heavier at 4.4kg (9lb and 11oz),

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, they certainly are not as rare as thought before. Beauty!

edit: ipad spelling mistakes..


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