Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

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Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby skinnygav » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:46 am

Hi all,

I have recently injured my back, as opposed to my next guitar being a gibson 335 clone it looks like it might need to be something a little less unwieldy.

Ultimately I am looking for something a light as possible (have googled but the majority of the results are RH only).

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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby Drubbing » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:18 pm

Telecaster?

Might have trouble getting a lefty with 'buckers tho.
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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby Neal » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:57 pm

You'll no doubt look down at me patronisingly with sheer boredom in your eyes (and I know I keep going on about them), but how about a CV Squier :lol:

My Strat is stupidly lightweight, and the Teles are made of pine. The Strats are routed for humbuckers and I believe at least the neck pup on the Tele is the same, so they are eminently moddable.

I hear the GruvGear DuoStraps are great for shoulder/back pain.
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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby skinnygav » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:07 pm

i remember chapers saying the tele was light but i googled it and found some forum that said it weighs the same as any tele within reason.
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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby mcarp555 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:42 pm

Wait, I'm confused here; are we not considering hollowbodies? If not, what about a Hofner Shorty, which has the same scale neck as a Gibson?
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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby Akshay » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:30 pm

I'm with Neal on this one. My friend has this Squier -
http://www.fender.com/en-IN/products/search.php/?partno=0300510505

She's super-happy with it and I can vouch that's it very light, I've tried it myself. Well, it's light compared to my LP-style guitar, she almost fell down when I handed her mine :twisted:
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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby Neal » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:52 am

This one only weighs 2.3kg :lol:

http://www.odd.org.nz/atom.html

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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby mcarp555 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:18 am

Looks like it should be filled with potpourri! Maybe a lovely lavender scent? :lol:
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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby Steve EF-15 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:04 pm

As they like to say downtown;

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Re: Lightweight Lefty Electric Guitars

Postby SolitaryBlossom » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:11 am

I had an Epiphone LP100 a few years ago that was really light, almost toy-like
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