I can’t tell you the weight since it is in the shop having some intonation problems being dealt with ( separate topic) and I never weighed it yet. The store gave me a 1963 custom shop es335 as a loaner until I get mine back- it feels much lighter 7.6lbs.
I never tried my es345 with a strap while standing when I bought it. I think I would have bought it anyways even if I did.
It is a limited edition frost blue colour which I really like and this colour does not appear on any Es 335’s. I do like the tone variations with the varitone, although I don’t use it that much.
I have a wide leather strap ( doesn’t help that much), maybe I’ll try adding some foam to the back of the strap when I get her back from the shop.
I’ve seen videos of Freddie King playing an ES345 with a wide strap and it is slung around his right shoulder rather than his left- wonder why he does that.