#1
Hy , guys
i'm thinking abaut geting a new guitar
somewhere round 600€ ,
lately i have neck problems , pain and stuff ,
the thing is the doctor gave me pain meds and that's that .
after i play my guitar standing up after 15-20 minutes it starts to
hurt my neck. So i'm looking for something light , now i'm playing
a strat (Behringer) . I'm playing prety much anything .
I'm was loking into a flying-v buzt couldn't try one out .
Any sugestions ?
thnx
#4
jackson make a slim soloist aswell however parker and ibanez s are both beautifully light
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#6
Many good suggestions so far. Parkers are probably the lightest, but they are usually very expensive. My '52 Reissue Fender Telecaster is probably the lightest guitar I own, so definitely take a look at a Telecaster while you're at it.
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#7
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get one of those bungee straps too (i think its called neoprene or something).

That wont really help. No matter what strap you use, you still have the same weight on your shoulders. A wider strap can help, because it spreads the weight out more, but if TS is getting pain after 15-20 minutes, a strap alone wont help.

Parkers are great, but expensive too. Ibanez S Series are also light guitars, and they range from low to high end models too.
#8
Yamaha made a guitar some years ago that was light as a feather, the name escapes me right now... I'll look it up later. It looked like an IPod with strings.

Otherwise, an ash strat or tele are worth a try. With wood, weight varies from one piece to another, but ash guitars can be very very light. With 600, you can build your own guitar from parts. Just be patient and get a light body off ebay.

The Ibanez S is also good idea.
#9
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Yamaha made a guitar some years ago that was light as a feather, the name escapes me right now... I'll look it up later. It looked like an IPod with strings.


That's the Yamaha RGX A2. You're right. It is as light as a feather. The bass version (RBX) is actually better than the guitar IMHO. Unfortunately, I believe that the RGX guitar has been discontinued (along with almost everything else in the Yamaha line).
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#10
Yes, that's the one. It wasn't anything super-high-end... it was just cheap and very very light. Played nice enough I think.

Shame it's been discontinued, much like the other stuff. The Pacifica 612 and 812 guitars were really good.
#11
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Yamaha made a guitar some years ago that was light as a feather, the name escapes me right now... I'll look it up later. It looked like an IPod with strings.

Otherwise, an ash strat or tele are worth a try. With wood, weight varies from one piece to another, but ash guitars can be very very light. With 600, you can build your own guitar from parts. Just be patient and get a light body off ebay.

The Ibanez S is also good idea.



RGX A2

I had one....it was nice...except for the pickup selector...to bad its discontinued
#12
I'm in the same boat with you TS. I have back troubles which includes the neck and shoulders. I'm also taking pain meds for it. I loved LPs and had to give 'em up. Now I play strats and have a custom made axe which is very light.
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#13
I'd look for a thinline Tele- they're light as is, and semi-hollow, which should take off a little more weight. Plus, they sound great.
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#15
I'd look at Parkers, the Ibanez S series, and the thinline or light ash series from fender
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#16
Maybe try a semi hollow body They work great and there quite light too...
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#17
Epiphone Casino. Full hollow body, no block of wood down the center, about one pound lighter than my partner's Parker.



The Gibson is almost the same but it's more expensive.

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Epiphone Casino. Full hollow body, no block of wood down the center, about one pound lighter than my partner's Parker.



The Gibson is almost the same but it's more expensive.

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#19
Definately an Ibanez S series. My Mexi Strat weighs more than my S series Ibanez, noticeably more.
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#20
Used Steinberger of some sort? SG? Pretty much anything without a super thick coat of paint that isn't made out of Walnut or Mahogany?

S is a great option. Light as a feather. Is there something wrong with your posture?
#21
First of all you should really try to find a way to get your neck healthy. Play seated so you won't stress it anymore, then get some physiotherapy and try to work the muscles out a bit. Check that you work in an ergonomic position while working. Or, if you work in a physical profession, think of ways putting more stress on the muscles that can handle it. It's gonna pay off better to do something than to just take meds and settle with "I have a bad neck".

As you haven't given any specifications to what genre,guitar type etch I'm gonna recommend (as many have) Ibanez S series cause of the versatility.

Those are the doctor's orders... >.>
#22
SG's are about the lightest guitars around with the Epi's being way lighter than Gibsons. But the Epis have balance issues that could be worse for you than something heavier but well balanced. I tried a Cort Z series a few days ago and it was light but well balanced. Would need a pup swap from the EMG-HZs probably, but would be still within your budget with any of the popular ones.
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#23
I havn't tried one myself but maybe a dual shoulder strap can help you a bit?

#24
parkers are like 5 pounds at best

wooden steinbergers are around 6, graphites a bit heavier

they all balance really well, unlike SG's
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#25
Paul Reed Smith SE custom semi-hollow, or a usa hollowbody ii if you can afford it. the se semi hollow is amazing though, and as light as it gets
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#26
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#27
Parker, Jackson slim soloist series, Ibanez S (and a few RG's i've played like an RGT42 something or other) and a number of LTD guitars are also pretty lightweight as well.
#28
ibanez S or a jackson slsmg. i can wave those thing around with an arm like it's a wooden baseball bat.
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#29
Of course do everything you can to correct your neck problems but in the interim get yourself one of these...
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#30
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Of course do everything you can to correct your neck problems but in the interim get yourself one of these...

LOL, you reminded me of the Westone Rail Bass

Anyway, TS, I would suggest getting some messages, try to work out, do some swimming, it really helps with back and shoulders problems.
You can look at the Parker Fly Deluxe, Jackson SLSMG Super Lightweight Soloist..
And for now, play seated and put some pillows behind you.
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#31
The Ibanez S series are light compared to a lot of other guitars due to the thin body, but not light enough to let you play longer standing up if you are having pain appear after 15 minutes. I have an S520EX and have dealt with pinched nerves in my neck off and on over the last several months. The lighter weight of this guitar will not likely alleviate any pain.

You should probably consider ergonomics over weight. Meaning, a stool to sit on or something to prop your leg up on to rest the guitar over your thigh.