08 Miras weight difference?

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  1. Ziggy 0013

    Ziggy 0013 New Member

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    I bought 2 08 Miras in the last 4 weeks and noticed today when the 2nd one arrived that it weighs about 1 1/2 lbs more than the other. How can this be ? The seller said it was 9.2 lbs but I figured he misweighed it. Love them both.
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    It’s probably a witch. Does it float if you throw it in water?
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The reason is that there’s quite a bit of variety in the weight of mahogany (and other woods).

    You didn’t know this?
     
  4. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Wood density.
     
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  5. Ziggy 0013

    Ziggy 0013 New Member

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    I did know that but almost 2 lbs .
    That's 22 % difference.
     
  6. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    I think mahogany can vary quite a bit. I have some 1980 Les Pauls that are around 10.5 pounds, back when they believed sustain had to do with wood density.
     
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  7. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    My korina '09 weighs a measly 6 pounds
     
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  8. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    My 25th Anniversary Mira 245 Soapbar weighs just 6 lbs., 1 oz. Light as a feather!
     
  9. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    This. And the origin of the mahogany has a lot to do with the weight. The central and south America stuff weighs less mostly than the African varieties by 3 pounds per cubic foot on average.

    You could've had a really really dense piece on the heavier one and average-light on the other.
     
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  10. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Let's see. You take in. You gain. You exercise. You lose weight. An unmodified guitar can neither gain nor lose. The weight is the same. Guitar weight and wood density is dependent on tree growth and ring/grain structure. Tree growth and ring/gain structure is dependent on location, soil quality, precipitation, heat, and other environmental factors.

    You order a guitar sometimes blindly not knowing its weight, and it shows up on your doorstep. Does this make more sense now, or do I need to mark your chart for more lessons?
     
  11. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    That question isn't even close to settled, even after more than 30 years.
     
  12. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    It’s settled for me, after getting my SE Paul’s, which is light as a feather and sustains for days. OK, maybe not for days, but longer than any other guitar that I have. :cool:
     
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  13. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Have you been hanging around the Les Paul forums again? You have, haven't you ;)
     
  14. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Ha ha,

    No but I do own two Heritage 150's. Each weighs about 9.5 Lbs. The sustain is very good, but probably not a lot more than my SC's. I do hear more bottom end out of them. I think that is what the thicker mahogany offers.
     
  15. mad monk

    mad monk Your father's Oldsmobile

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    I love Miras. I'm just waiting for a Mira 245 at less that $1,000!!!
     

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