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    My new Al is 8.4 lbs

    Is that normal? I was expecting this guitar to be much lighter. Even the marketing copy describes the guitar as lightweight and to me, any guitar over 8lbs is not lightweight. This is a brand new Albert Lee SSS in tobacco burst.

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    Can’t say for sure. It’s been a long time since I had my AL. Congrats though! So play standing up a lot?
    2008 LE Silhouette Special SSS
    20th Silhoutte w/Piezo

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb99zz View Post
    Canít say for sure. Itís been a long time since I had my AL. Congrats though! So play standing up a lot?
    Thanks! Yes, when I practice I try to do it standing up mostly since I sit all day for work. The weight isnít a deal breaker. I just had different expectations from what Iíd read. Still, very positive impression of the guitar so far. Iíll have to post a proper NGD when I have time.

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    Does seem heavy, mine which was the NAMM demo when they introduced this color is light maybe 6 1/2 pounds tops, most likely more towards 6 pounds, I have nothing to weigh it on but definitely not an 8 pound + guitar.

    Yep pics are needed. Heres mine


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    Wow, I love that pickguard! Where’d you get it? Beautiful guitar.

    Here’s a quick pic of mine.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails My new Al is 8.4 lbs-img_4077-jpg  
    Last edited by Clyde; 01-04-2021 at 07:31 PM.

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    That neck is perfect!!
    https://danielcarlton.bandcamp.com/

    Axis Hardtail TransPurple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)

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    Yep that's what mine looked liked when I received it. Pickguard is black pearloid from Chandlers ( pickguard heaven) plus I upgraded the knobs, tone and volume pots and added the SD hotrail. Also mine is basically a hardtail as I had DuBaldo Music lock down the trem

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    I'm pretty sure that's unusually portly for an AL, although the newest one in my herd is the Starry Night from a few years ago. Personally, I'd see about exchanging it for another since it's a new model. I just don't care for heavy gittars.
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    I'm pretty sure that's unusually portly for an AL, although the newest one in my herd is the Starry Night from a few years ago. Personally, I'd see about exchanging it for another since it's a new model. I just don't care for heavy gittars.
    I'm not sure that's an option, unfortunately. I bought it from a small shop. It was their only one and they don't do refunds. Only credits.

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    Varies a lot! My 2016 Starry Night is feather-light while my BFR and my MM90 are heavy as dead horses.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Sparkle Pink
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I'm not sure that's an option, unfortunately. I bought it from a small shop. It was their only one and they don't do refunds. Only credits.
    Yep... understood. As long as you can be happy with it, that's all that matters.
    Got me curious though, along with Magic's comment... I'm gonna have to actually weigh a few of mine later when I get time, out of curiosity.
    Balls are Best!!

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    Pretty heavy. I just sold my 2013 and it was only 6lbs. 8oz. That said, it did have a hardtail. YMMV.
    I remember Mike Einzinger from Incubus saying how much he loved it because it was light, too.

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    I once owned a Gibson Lucille. It was just above a ton. And a half. We cannot complain with our MM.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Sparkle Pink
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    I once owned a Gibson Lucille. It was just above a ton. And a half. We cannot complain with our MM.
    Hahahahahahahaha, I've owned 2 guitars prior to my EBMM's. One was a Hodno strat copy, it was average weight and the other was a Ibanez ST-50 and it was heavier that the EBMM's. I personally find the EBMM's just right for me, but I have honestly never weighed one of them.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    Varies a lot! My 2016 Starry Night is feather-light while my BFR and my MM90 are heavy as dead horses.
    Good to know maybe mine isnít such an anomaly. Of all the ones I could find for sale on reverb that listed weight, they seemed to be between 6 1/2 and 7 1/4 lbs. Maybe thereís a reason why some arenít listing the weight.

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