Weight of Epiphone Les Pauls?

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  1. Robert Simpson

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    I've read a few reviews of the Inspired by Gibson Epiphones Les Pauls. Most everyone seems impressed. Only criticism, they are on the heavy side. I have a Casino Coupe and the weight, just of smidge under 6 lbs, is what I love about it. I wonder if Epiphone would ever consider weight relief in their in their Les Pauls. I am not a fan of heavy guitars.
     
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    Its not unheard of. For example, the Frampton Customs were weight relieved and the Ultras were chambered.
     
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    Unfortunately you aren't gonna find any Les Paul weighing 6lbs or less weight relieved or not. A slab body LP Jr. may be as close as you'll ever get to that and my guess is it would still be over 7lbs. It's the nature of a solid body guitar.

    On average you're likely to find most LPs weigh around 9lbs.

    I'd suggest working with either a local dealer who may be able to locate a lighter weight one or try Sweetwater. They often publish the weights of those they have in stock which with ones I've seen range from 8lbs 10ozs to 9lbs 12ozs.
     
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    I forgot about the Ultras....
     
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    A few Epi L.P. models are weight relieved. I believe the classic models are & the modern models are also.
     
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    IMO there's only one way to really weight relief a Les Paul; these pickups https://lacemusic.com/products/alumitone-humbucker. Two wax potted PAF style humbuckers are rather heavy. Of course those pickups don't sound a lot like PAF style pickups, but they sound good.

    Kluson style tuners in place of grovers might shave some wight off, too. Maybe aluminum hardware, but I've never looked into that.
     
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    Whether it's chambered, weight relieved or whatever you wanna call it, you're not gonna find a full size carved top Les Paul that's even close to your Casino Coupe in weight. If weight is that big of an issue you'd be better off looking at an SG.
     
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    My Epi Nightfall came in at 9lbs12oz.
    My Gib Trad Pro(chambered) came in at 8lbs6ozs.
    My Epi Standard 2003 came in at <GASP> 11lbs9ozs.
    My Epi Les Paul ES comes in at <SIGH> 6lbs4ozs.
     
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    That is why I have an SG and a Casino Couple. An ES LP or Ultra LP would be nice too
     
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    6.8 lbs and comfy to wear.

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    That's exceptionally light. My Gold Top is just over 8lbs and I think that's light for a LP. But under 6lbs like the OP's Casino Coupe might as well be a unicorn. If there's a standard not weight relieved LP out there weighing less than 6lbs I wanna buy it. IMHO it'll be the only one in existence. :D
     
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    It's heavily chambered though. That gives it a rich full tone.

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    Oh my God! :shock:

    It's been gutted! :wow: Hope ya' didn't pay full price. ;)
     
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    I've had normal weight LPs, hated the bulkiness. This one is ideal.
     
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    What is the weight of the Les Paul Muse?
    Spec - Mahogany (chambered, thin, belly scarf)
    but other sites - okume body ???
     
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    The ones at Sweetwater seem to be around 7 pounds 10 ounces give or take a few ounces.
     

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