#1
Hey guys

So yea, I only just realised how extremely heavy my Les Pauls (gibo standard + epi custom) were after trying a mates american fender strat the other day. Ever since I've been thinking about getting a lighter guitar, maybe a fender telecaster? My band plays predominantly rock with a hint of punk to our riffs (think ramones + rage agaisnt the machine + early GNR days). Anyway, just so I don't go trying out all the good looking guitars in the shops, would anyone be able to point me to some guitars in the $1500USD range capable of producing some heavy (but not too heavy) sounds?


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#3
SG. It was designed as the cooler looking, lighter les paul, but les paul didnt like it. so they call it Solid Guitar. SG

Keep your LP tone (SG might be a bit brighter) but get a lighter guitar. just watch out for the neck dive. not a problem if your careful, disastrous if you arent.
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#4
gibson les paul studio... light and a very good guitar...
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#6
I have a custom guitar with an eric clapton strat body from the early 90's. a warmoth maple neck with maple fingerboard, a fishman piezo bridge, two dimarzio hot rails and my preamp is a full boss metalzone pedal built between the two pickups. Still ten times lighter than the les pauls and much better tone.
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#10
Quote by new_kirk_hammet
gibson les paul studio... light and a very good guitar...

dude are you kidding the studio if anything is probably heavier than the standard, because they wanted to build something with good tone but not as expensive so they lost the binding and stuff and like the studio is called studio because it's meant for the studio sorta. Mabye a Mexican strat maybe that kinda suits your wants?
#11
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There you go.

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#12
Maybe you could try a Fender Thinline '62 (something like that) which is semi hollow, or a Fender Aerodyne Strat? The one I tried in store was very nice, and I wanted one myself until I realized the price.
#13
I'm seconding the SG. An SG is similar in tone to the Les Paul but weighs far less.
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#15
i agree with the SG.

or a thinline tele would be cool
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#16
GEt a fender HSS so u can have 1 humbucker on it so it will sound awesome for ur genre

if u want something lighter.. then buy one of the funny ones... ive seen one made from a petrol can
#17
Quote by bizkitday4eva
I have a custom guitar with an eric clapton strat body from the early 90's. a warmoth maple neck with maple fingerboard, a fishman piezo bridge, two dimarzio hot rails and my preamp is a full boss metalzone pedal built between the two pickups. Still ten times lighter than the les pauls and much better tone.


so you're saying he should buy your guitar?

SG.
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#19
Gibson SG Standard.
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#20
personally i just think the SG is a strat copy, and Les Paul thinks the same
tele thinline, jaguar HH, any fender(with a humbucker), there are alot of good guitars. but I think reverend guitars are really nice too. they even have videos on the website of each guitar being played. saw some of those and thought WOW want. theyre also pretty light looking, so check them out
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#21
Get a Fender Jaguar, Mustang, or find a deal on a Jagstang.
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#22
Try this guitar out a local store if possible; it was very good when I played on it and it could give you the sound your looking for and it is very light as well, but you do not lose any thick sound at all!

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#23
Quote by skvvisgaar
personally i just think the SG is a strat copy, and Les Paul thinks the same


Umm...how?
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I also agree with getting an SG, I used a LP and was amazed at how much heavier it was.
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#24
Quote by new_kirk_hammet
gibson les paul studio... light and a very good guitar...


... there might be some chambered ones I havent tried but the LP studio I tried was super duper heavy. My LP standard faded is chambered so its not too heavy.
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#27
Washburn N4
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#30
Steinbergers are probably the lightest full scale guitars ever made, except maybe a parker.
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