How much does an acoustic guitar weigh for shipping?


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Acoustic guitars have existed for hundreds of years. People rarely weigh their guitars on scales. What is the approximate weight of an acoustic guitar? The average weight of an acoustic guitar is between 2.5 and 5 pounds (between 1.1 kg and 2.2 kg). There are various types of acoustic guitars in standard size:


      Parlor Tenor is about 2 lbs (0.9 kg).

      Concert and Grand Concert each weigh 1.3 and 2.2 kg.

      The Auditorium and Grand Auditorium weigh approximately 4-5 pounds (1.8–2.2 kg).

      Dreadnought weights range between 5 and 6 pounds (2.2 and 2.7 kilograms).

      Jumbo and Grand Jumbo each weigh more than 6 pounds (2.7 kg).

      A full-scale travel guitar weighs between 2.25 and 4.5 kilograms.

      0.9–2.2kg little acoustic guitar


The type of wood, the type of pickups, the size of the instrument, and the build quality are all factors that might affect the weight.


Factors Affecting the Guitar Weight

Wood Type:

It's most likely due to the type of wood if two identical guitars feel different in weight. The density of various types of wood affects the total weight of a guitar. If you've ever picked up a piece of Balsa wood and been surprised by how light it is, you know that the type of wood makes an ideal difference in weight. Although the type of wood used for the fretboard affects weight, it is minimal compared to the wood type used in the guitar body and neck.

The most popular types of wood used in electric guitars are listed below in order of weight:

      Alder: 400 – 700 kg/m3

      Swamp Ash: 450 – 550 kg/m3

      Basswood: 300 – 600 kg/m3

      Mahogany: 450-640 kg/m3

      Walnut: 650 – 700 kg/m3

      Maple: 550-700 kg/m3

There can be significant differences in wood types and within the same wood type.


Body Type:

The solidity of the body is a significant factor in a guitar's weight. Some guitars have hollowed portions, while others have solid slabs of wood.A solid body guitar has a single solid piece of wood or several Solid slabs bonded together. Because it has a solid block of wood, a Les Paul feels hefty.


Large parts of a semi-hollow guitar's body get hollowed out. As you might expect, hollowing out the body alters the guitar sound while reducing its weight. If there are 'F-holes' on the face of the guitar, it is a semi-hollow body.


Apart from structural supports under the bridge and neck, the inside of a hollow-body guitar is hollow. Some electric guitars use chambering to minimize weight (also called weight relief).



Pickups, microphones, tuners, and other electrical components get integrated into some acoustic guitars. Electronics are widespread on acoustic guitars in the mid-price range and up, as it increases their versatility for recording and performance.


Is guitar weight a factor in tone?

Weight does affect a guitar's tone, but only because it represents various materials and construction styles. Guitars that are lighter in weight resonate more, sounding brighter and more open. Heavier guitars produce a fuller, warmer tone and have a longer sustain.


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