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How do I know if it’s chambered?

tpvl

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hi guys I found a killer 2019 R8 and I’m thinking of buying it. The only “problem” is that it’s only 7.6 lbs. How do I know whether it’s chambered other than asking the seller? Thanks!
 

Keefoman

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The only chambered ones are the ones that are actually called Chambered Reissue. The serial number starts with CR.

Of course there can be one off custom orders and perhaps dealer’s special runs and so on, but in those cases I would think the seller would want to boast that.
 
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Tommy Tourbus

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Haven't there also been "featherweights" which are super light ones, under 8 lbs, that aren't chambered? I'm recalling Wildwood selling them under the name "featherweights" or something like that. I'm not sure I'd want an LP that light to be honest
 

axeman565758

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All chambered reissues will have a CR serial number.
Hopefully member Dan Nichols will see this post and chime in. He’s the resident chambered expert, having run Chambered-reissue.org.
As for the weight being realistically 7.6 lbs it’s possible…however. A lot of guys play games with the “weight description”
For example a guy tried to sell me a guitar about 15 years.ago. He said it weight 8.9 lbs. however it wasn’t 8 lbs 9 oz. it was .9 or 90% of a pound. A pound is 16 oz. 90% would be 14.5 oz. ok not a huge deal but it was a 5.5 ounce difference.
so 7.6 lbs could actually be 7 lbs 9.6 oz.?
that’s very possible. My 2014 R8 came in at 7 lbs 14 oz. my current 60 Aniiv R0 is 8 lbs flat and that include an extra 4 oz with Grover tuners and the almost-3 oz Anniversary toggle switch back cover plate.
 

tpvl

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Hi thank you guys the seller finally replied me and it’s indeed chambered and has a CR serial number.
 

Red Rogue

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Don`t be concerned! Chambered Reissues sound great! They still sound like a Les Paul with a little tad of a 335.
My 2011 CR8 weighs 7.4 lbs with a beautiful flame top.
 
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