#161233  by milobender
 Tue May 08, 2018 12:50 pm
:o) I didn't think to weigh them. I'd say 10 - 11 pounds... That seems to be the average. The Walnut build is lighter than the Maple build.
 #161236  by milobender
 Tue May 08, 2018 3:03 pm
mkaufman wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Any way to get the weight down to 7-8 lbs and keep the tone?

I know I'm asking for a miracle...

ace
I honestly don't know. My bet would be no, you won't get the same tone. I notice the difference between neck-through and set neck designs.... I would think it's unavoidable. I don't mind the weight myself. My back is pretty bad, and just standing, holding nothing, hurts me after a while. I started using the small bass model of the Comfort Strapp and it's really the same as if I'm standing with nothing, it's really outstanding. I used a wide leather strap for 20 years, with an Ibanez that weighed a ton, and it was pretty much non stop misery after an hour or two "o) I don't mind the 10 - 11 pounds at all.
 #161245  by tcsned
 Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 am
They look amazing! I need to shake the money tree and get you that piece of koa soon :D
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 #161305  by Jon S.
 Tue May 15, 2018 6:17 am
milobender wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:03 pm
My back is pretty bad, and just standing, holding nothing, hurts me after a while. I started using the small bass model of the Comfort Strapp and it's really the same as if I'm standing with nothing, it's really outstanding. I used a wide leather strap for 20 years, with an Ibanez that weighed a ton, and it was pretty much non stop misery after an hour or two "o) I don't mind the 10 - 11 pounds at all.
Thanks for the strap tip!
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 #161314  by chinacatbundaberg
 Wed May 16, 2018 1:20 am
The 'Blue Rose' weighs in at 8.6 lbs on our notoriously vague scales. So give or take.

And photos don't do the Rose any justice. Colours wash out a bit and the real thing pops. A completely beautiful instrument.

And Brian, your packaging skills leave me in awe:) Speakers arrived beautifully packaged.
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