VM Offset -- JM and Jag -- Weight

Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by duceditor, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Okay, I finally got a scale and was able to weight my VM offsets.

    VM Jazzmaster: 7 lbs 12.5 oz
    VM Jaguar: 8 lbs 1.5 oz

    For comparison...

    Gibson Les Paul Standard: 9lbs 8oz
    Affinity Tele: 7lbs
    D'Angelico EXL 8lbs 9oz

    -don
     
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  2. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Thanks Don. I'm going to again weigh my Jaguar and others (hopefully tonight). My Jaguar is a boat anchor.
     
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  3. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Be interesting to see how they compare.

    I'll eventually do a bunch of other guitars. But they have heavy leather straps on 'em that are a bit of a bear to remove and reinstall.

    -don
     
  4. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    38
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    Bad news: I gained over 10 lbs during the holidays :(

    Semi-good news: VM Jazzmaster is 8.4 pounds.
     
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  5. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    WOW! Really? That's 30,000 calories!
     
  6. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo Squier-Meister

    394
    Feb 4, 2016
    Jazzmaster VM 8#
    Jaguar VM 9.2#
     
  7. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    38
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    But it's 30,000 calories of pure tone! Uh, er, plays like butter?
     
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  8. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

    Age:
    19
    Sep 13, 2017
    Holland
    mine comes in at 3.8kg's

    this one's for you 'murica:
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  9. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    0.598 Stone!
     
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  10. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Oh, wow! Anything over .5 used to be considered generically "wasted." (But that was a long, long time ago and may have changed.)

    -nod
     
  11. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    70
    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    I believe I finally have accurate weights on mine.
    VM Jazzmaster - 7.8
    VM Jaguar - 8.8
    VM Mustang - 6.8

    Wow! Just realized all end in .8 and
    each exactly 1 pound apart.
     
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  12. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    You know what that means, don't you? And to think that just last week three planets aligned with the moon!

    ;)

    -don
     
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  13. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Meister

    Just to be a little contrary, why weigh a guitar? I'm not aware of any weight loss/gain programs that will help the problem, if there is one.
    So what am I missing?
    I can usually get a pretty good feel for a guitar's relative weight before I purchase it. But, it's going to be aspects such as sound, playability, and build quality that are going to sell the instrument. I've got some great heavy guitars and some great light ones.
    Just saying.
    Don
     
  14. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    None of the above @LOSTVENTURE...

    Getting older sucks... and the weight of a Guitar, or bass can often determine how long you can play it standing up without shoulder/neck/back/hip/leg issues, because even though we’re old, we still want to stand (and jam) sometimes. While Strats, Tele’s, Jag’s, and Jazzy’s are pretty darn comfortable sitting down... LP’s, & SG’s weight distribution, and neck heavyness makes both sitting and standing for extended amounts of time with them wearisome for some.
    (In the case if the SG, I’ll add strap button placement to that mix).

    We’ve discussed it here a bit before, even though some folks say it doesn’t make a difference, one pound lighter is a big deal when you are older, or have health issues.
     
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  15. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    I used to stand for hours with my 'heavy as lead' `88 Les Paul. These days it'd be minutes, and on some days the back pain starts the moment I lift the beautiful instrument off its stand.

    When sitting down weight means less. Then shape becomes the important thing -- a fact that makes my fairly heavy Jaguar's weight not an issue, but that (alas) renders the LP again virtually unplayable.

    "Tis what it is. And yes it can matter greatly.

    -don
     
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  16. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I’ve always wanted a Jag or a Jazzy, so the last time I was at GC I checked out one of the dozen Squier ones they had. I was very surprised at how heavy it was! I was expecting something like my Strat but the Squier felt like a 70’s LP to me... I’m glad I saw this thread, so I know to just keep looking for a light one.
     
  17. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    That’s amazing, I’ve never seen a GC with more than one of each (hanging in the store).
     
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  18. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic

    Apr 1, 2013
    Camarillo, CA
    I did a double take as well when I read that.

     
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  19. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    GC in Arlington Heights seems to have a good flow of Squiers...
     
  20. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    I was reading it that they had a dozen jags/Jazzy’s. That I’ve never seen.
     
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