Agreed, but I think most people never weigh them or have an accurate means of doing so.
Well I am usually looking at $3k+ instruments--I found a digital fish scale on AZ for under $10 next day shippingAgreed, but I think most people never weigh them or have an accurate means of doing so.
LOL I got one of those replies earlier this week. "IDK I'll take it/let me think about it/hell no"I always get "it's like a pound more than my strat" or "IDK maybe 8, 9, 10 pounds?" type of answers.
I tend to agree with you.
I'm guessing many don't have a scale that works for something with a guitar's awkward shape. Bathroom scale and math will probably get you within a pound, so it's not terribly accurate. I'm lucky that I have an Oxo kitchen scale that goes up to 13 lbs, but I would never buy a scale for just that purpose.
I agree with the base models like Traditional, Classic, Tribute but when you are talking big money Custom Shop and Historics that's a different ballgame. To me anyway--I have 16 guitars, anything new coming in has a hard limit of 9lbs.Though I've come to believe over the years that most people just don't care.
If you are trying to get $3-5k for a used intrument I feel a $12 investment on your part is a reasonable requestI'm guessing many don't have a scale that works for something with a guitar's awkward shape. Bathroom scale and math will probably get you within a pound, so it's not terribly accurate. I'm lucky that I have an Oxo kitchen scale that goes up to 13 lbs, but I would never buy a scale for just that purpose.
I always weigh myself naked so yes I weighed the guitar I am sending you, and my strap is a hang lowJust weigh yourself on a bathroom scales, then weigh yourself again holding the guitar and see what the difference is. It may not be 100% accurate, but it'll be damn close.
That would be good enough for me. As I said, any new instruments I buy going forward weight is a big consideration. I play at least an hour a day and I have never in my life played the guitar sitting down. Our live shows are 3+ hours of rock star posing and a 10lb guitar makes my shoulders and neck crazy sore after playing that long.I've found that buyers can be so fickle about stuff I'd even be hesitant to put a weight. I'd just say "it's heavy," or "it's really heavy," or "hope you work out."
I am sure that if you weighed one and put "It's a 10 pound guitar," that you set yourself up for a response of "I weighed it and it's 10.5 pounds!"
Well that is the risk you take with every online sale, which is why the only thing I’ll sell online are pedals.That’s the first thought that went through my head. I have two scales here at home, and they do not read the exact same … which one is right? Are either right? Would either show the same weight as the scale you have at your home? There are people who get really hung up on specs … they could be certain that a 9.5lb guitar is the magic number, and while your scale shows 9.5lb, their scale shows 10lb, so now they initiate the stop payment / fraudulent scale / return process. Oh, and your account now has an asterisk next to it as a fraudulent seller with a sketchy history. F**k that.