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...I bet it weighs a lot. And that is the problem I would have with it...

Actually it shouldn't be too heavy Brad.

 

As a general rule-of-thumb the early LPs used lighter mahogany blanks to start with and the early LP Custom was solid mahogany - no maple cap - and mahogany is normally lighter than maple. Granted there is the extra weight because of the middle p'up and those heavyweight dumb-bells Grovers out at the far end which won't be helping matters but other than that?

 

The problem I have with it is that it's pig-ugly (IMO) but if you like the look then what have you got to lose? Other than the $113,487, of course...

 

Pip.

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Actually it shouldn't be too heavy Brad.

 

As a general rule-of-thumb the early LPs used lighter mahogany blanks to start with and the early LP Custom was solid mahogany - no maple cap - and mahogany is normally lighter than maple. Granted there is the extra weight because of the middle p'up and those heavyweight dumb-bells Grovers out at the far end which won't be helping matters but other than that?

 

The problem I have with it is that it's pig-ugly (IMO) but if you like the look then what have you got to lose? Other than the $113,487, of course...

 

Pip.

I see. Thanks for the explanation.

And yeah it is ugly. Not for me.

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