#1
So, I'm looking around at some guitars. And this Halo Custom Guitar caught my eye. However, the weight may be a deal breaker. Is 18 pounds a heavy guitar? Would it be that different from an epiphone les Paul gothic model? Thanks in advance.
#2
Are you sure its 18lb? Even vintage back-breaking Les Pauls only clock in around the 10-13lb mark.

But to answer the question - yes. 18lb is heavy.
#4
I would have thought the fact that it's hideously ugly would be more of a deal breaker.

18lbs seems so ridiculously heavy that I'd assume it's a mistake, if it's correct then that thing would be even less fun to play than it is to look at.
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Halo is very inconsistent in its builds. they're one of the few that will go out on a real limb for ERGs, but that's about all they have going for them; they're just like Agile or all the other sub-1k "custom" guitar shops around for the most part.

that being said, 18 lbs is definitely not the guitar. i think most sub-8-string basses won't even weigh in over 12-15. that's most likely the shipping weight.
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18 lbs is definitely not the guitar. i think most sub-8-string basses won't even weigh in over 12-15. that's most likely the shipping weight.


This. I don't think you could physically make an alder bodied guitar weigh 18lbs without making it 7inches thick or something ridiculous.

Been tempted on a halo myself recently, a lot of sources say they used to be cack but are working hard to prove themselves, if you do get it i'd be interested to know how it is.

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I'd make sure there isn't a load of money hidden in the chambers.

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Holy BarBells Batman!! That thing is gonna need a Kickstand!
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#12
I think thats including the case and shipping weights guys...


Also... How can they have a market price and "their" price? They are the only dealer.

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#13
^ Yea I just figured that out.

I'd still give it a shake when I got it. But then again, I wouldn't buy it.
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I think thats including the case and shipping weights guys...

that.
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^ that's what i'd have thought.
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#16
halo have been known for being total crap guitars. They say they are better now (and they is Halo not many others), but I sure as hell would not waist my money to find out.

That guitar looks hideous and uncomfortable
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Well that's a not-so-super strat if ever I saw one. If that's not a shipping weight, it's a mistake. Alder bodied guitars are usually more like 7lbs. It doesn't even have a trem.
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#19
18lbs is massive. I can not imagine that would be comfortable to play. The heaviest i have had was an unchambered epiphone elitist les paul plus top. That thing weighed perhaps 12-13lbs, great for sitting down playing. Standing up playing for more than 40 minutes straight sucked. I would say every pound over 9lbs you really start to feel. Alot of the new school guitars by gibson are very light, they have 6-7 lb les pauls now. I ended up settling on a Carvin CS4 that i think may weight about 9lbs with still be unchambered and solid. That's a solid guitar without being to heavy.

If you play sitting down alot, or pride yourself in huge strong shoulders go with that 18lb monster. But i warn you it will not be comfortable to play standing
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lol shipping weight. I was so eager to chime in about an 18lb guitar i did'nt even see that part.
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The question is, TS, are you shopping based on weight?
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#22
18 ibs is quite heavy, I actually have a concrete strat that weights 25 ibs (solid concrete body), that's heavy!!!
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^ pics
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holy crap that's awesome thanks for sharing the link

I'd probably need to go to the hospital if i tried to play it standing up, though
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#26
Looking at multiple guitars on their site I see they all say 18.00 lbs. But some of them have an "Actual weight" in the description, which are far less, about 7 lbs (but that was a different model).
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Been thinking about one made of Corian...and as it turns out, Nicole guitars does those.

I bet that concrete axe sustains like a mother.
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