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Old 07-24-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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Yamaha SBG weight?

really cool guitars. i'm curious as to how much they weigh. from what i've read on the internet, the ballpark weight is around 8.5-9 lbs. anybody wanna give their two cents?
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:11 PM   #2
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really cool guitars. i'm curious as to how much they weigh. from what i've read on the internet, the ballpark weight is around 8.5-9 lbs. anybody wanna give their two cents?

sure which model. they span from the agathis 200 to the mahogany and maple 3000.

the lightest one i've had was 9 pounds, the heaviest around 10.5. the lightest one i've ever heard of was a 7.5 pound SG-1500.

the lower level 200 guitars are pretty light though. it was my first real guitar.

they aren't generally regarded as light weight guitars.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:07 PM   #3
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thanks for the post..yeah i didnt think they were thought as light weight. 7.5 pounds would be awesome. could you tell me what you think of the necks? i would like something that is at least somewhat fast.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:11 AM   #4
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My SG2000 is around 10 lbs.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:14 PM   #5
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My SG2000 is what I would call very heavy. Haven't weighed it, but due to the similarities in the construction, expect it to weigh like a non-weight relieved Les Paul. As for the neck, on mine (which was brand new in 2011) the profile is rounded like a Fender C-shape but quite a bit thicker. Compared to my brother's 2014 Gibson LP Traditional it is thinner though...

Biggest difference from a Gibson is probably the pickups on an SG1000/2000. High output and definitely no vintage voiced vibes from these.
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:26 PM   #6
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you think trying to shop for a sbg-1500 would be a good idea if I was looking for a lighter guitar?
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:05 PM   #7
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I don't think you should even consider a Yamaha SG-model if weight is a concern for you. They're absolutely amazing guitars, well made and really nicely designed - but they were designed in the 70's in the midst of a 'weight equals sustain' craze and weigh in thereafter.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:06 PM   #8
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I had an SG1500 (1978 or so?) and it was really heavy, one reason I sold it. I believe these have a brass sustain block that adds to the weight. I cannot recall the weight of the SG1500, but 8.5-10 lbs sounds right.

I am a big fan of older Yamahas, and I personally love the SA series from around the same time frame, but semi-hollow, a bit lighter.
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