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I live in the backwoods of Scandinavia, and buying a guitar untried is probably not a good idea. But I lust for (a new) Les Paul Special Tribute - Humbucker (Natural Walnut Satin). My worry is the weight, as the few Les Pauls that I've handled has been HEAVY!

I know that wood varies, but how is this model's weight compared to other Les Pauls?

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I am not an expert on "Specials", but as far as I know they don't have a maple cap on top of the body.  So that makes them lighter than a regular Les Paul.  But it also prevents any weight relief from being routed into the body.  I would guess they weight about 8 pounds give or take?  I am sure there are some people on this forum that own them and could weight theirs for you to get an idea.

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Most of my Les Pauls in the past have been heavier than that one, Lefsa.
The guitar you desire is pretty light for a Les Paul.

My previous ones: 
1971 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe gold-top  - 9 lbs 8 ounces
1996 Gibson Les Paul Studio  - 9 lbs
2001 Gibson Les Paul Studio Coppertop  - 8 lbs, 14 ounces
2013 Gibson Les Paul Sully Erna Signature - 9 lbs
2018 Gibson Les Paul Faded in Worn Bourbon -  7 lbs, 8 ounces , the same as the guitar you are considering.  

My most recent ones:
2018 Gibson Les Paul BFG  7 lbs, 9.5 ounces , a comfy weight.
2017 Gibson Les Paul Custom Studio – 7 lbs, 3 ounces , even lighter yet.


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