I mean its HEAVY... close to or maybe heavier than the newer Les Pauls. The tone from this thing is great... it had some modifications done to it and mine was in natural finish with a black pickguard, no thumb holder thingy (I'm not a bassist haha). Any bass player that comes over has to play it and hold it, its a conversation starter lol. I do rock it sometimes when asked to sit in for jam or if someone needs a backup bass player. But yeah the only downside, I would NOT want to play a whole show with this thing hangin off my shoulders... things a BEAST.