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Why is the SWD such a 'heavy' guitar?


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I don't mean in tone but in actual weight?


My recent thread about debating the purchase of a J-45 got me thinking about weight, bracing and top vibrations of guitar.


Eminor7 made a great point that my 69 CW is quite heavily braced and doesn't have the same top vibration like a moderd J45 (true) and the J45 is also lighter which I like about the guitar.


Which made me wonder why is the SWD so darn heavy??


Is is the bracing, the rosewood b/s? It really is one of the heaviest dreads I've picked up, especially if you compare to the feather wight of a J-45.


Any ideas ??

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