#1
My brother's mexican strat is now in my possession so I have been toying around with it. Last night, I noticed my guitar, a Carvin DC127, is just as heavy if not heavier than the strat. The strat body is approx. 25% larger overall than the Carvin. The strat body is Alder and the neck is maple. I'm not sure about my guitar's body because I bought it used, but the standard wood for the guitar is Alder, and the neck is a neck thru made out of maple. My assumption is that my guitar, being a neck through, has more maple, thus, making the mass of both guitars equal out.

Does anyone else have any other ideas? I thought this would be kind of fun. I can post comparison pics if necessary.
#2
String throughs are usually heavier for some reason. I think Alder is a bit lighter than maple, isn't it?

Interesting. I'd like to see some pics of the Carvin.
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#3
i wanna gonna say types of wood, but i'm not for sure.
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String throughs are usually heavier for some reason. I think Alder is a bit lighter than maple, isn't it?

Interesting. I'd like to see some pics of the Carvin.







I just realized the strat is routed for a tremolo, that probably has to do with it.
#5
Aye.^^

That makes sense. Nice guitar, by the way.
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#6
The Clash! well lighter or not lighter, nice choice of Logo! im not really into putting names of bands on guitars but The Clash on a guitar just seems sexy!
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#7
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Aye.^^

That makes sense. Nice guitar, by the way.


Thanks, I guess that solved it. I was thinking maybe my guitar was made of a heavier wood like mahogany rather than alder, but I was thinking this at 2AM when I was sleepy and couldn't think clearly.
#8
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The Clash! well lighter or not lighter, nice choice of Logo! im not really into putting names of bands on guitars but The Clash on a guitar just seems sexy!


Lol thanks, it is my brother's though. I didn't even know he liked The Clash?
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Thanks, I guess that solved it. I was thinking maybe my guitar was made of a heavier wood like mahogany rather than alder, but I was thinking this at 2AM when I was sleepy and couldn't think clearly.

If it's mahoggany it should be quite heavier...

Your brother should have put that logo so that it's not upside-down when he plays.
So that other people can see it. Hmmm... maybe HE wants to see it when he plays!:O
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Why didn't I think of that? (before Einstein, that is)
#12
seriously though, maple is heavier than alder i think, so it could be the fact that the heavier one is maple neck-thru (as you mentioned). or the routing for the trem, as you mentioned. or just one uses more dense wood... i mean, not all alder is presumably the exact same weight etc.
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#13
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seriously though, maple is heavier than alder i think, so it could be the fact that the heavier one is maple neck-thru (as you mentioned). or the routing for the trem, as you mentioned. or just one uses more dense wood... i mean, not all alder is presumably the exact same weight etc.


Sounds correct to me. I'm over it now and eating some stupidly delicious buffalo wings.
#14
string throughs are heavier because theres no wood routed out for tremolo cavity
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