They are indeed heavy, but actually they are significantly closer to, say, Tiger than the more popular Ibanez Musician is. Main similarities are that they are set-neck (not bolt-on or through-neck, like the Musicians), and a 25.5" scale with 22 frets. Musicians are shorter scale. The Studios are very Jerry in many respects and are unfairly overlooked. The Musicians are nice guitars, but not especially close to anything Jerry played (for more than one or two shows), despite their popularity among Jerry players, which is based, honestly, mostly on their looks, rather than any actual suitability.