Difference in weights between Falcons and 6120s

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  1. jim dandy

    jim dandy Gretschie

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    Feb 25, 2014
    USA
    I've noticed that most of the Falcons (non centerblock models) weigh over 8 lbs, while most of the 6120s (again non centerblock models) weigh about a pound less than that? Does anyone know why? Is it just that the Falcon has a 17 inch body and a longer scale length?
     
  2. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    could be the neck lenght difference ? And all this gold everywhere, cost & weight a lot!! :cool:
     
  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That extra mojo weighs about a pound, and gold sparkle binding is heavy. :D
     
  4. jim dandy

    jim dandy Gretschie

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    Feb 25, 2014
    USA
    I like those answers! :)
     
  5. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    Yeah! Audept & I, we are use to be helpful, mostly on strange questions actually...
     
  6. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Imperial tuners are gigantic too. They would contribute to some of the difference. But I imagine the deeper and wider Falcon body, and the trestle bracing inside are the main reasons.
     
  7. NeilSt

    NeilSt Country Gent

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    Oct 26, 2010
    Lynnwood, WA
    I think the mojo thing is correct: the extra soul actually carries a weight with it.
     
  8. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    Body size, headstock, tuning machines, they all add up.
     
  9. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great minds think alike....:D
     
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