I have several R9's that are in the low 8'lbs and I don't care for their tone versus the heavier ones . One of them has the Tele on steroids tone and while that is okay I still don't shop (or care for ) and pay for a R series Les Paul to sound like a Tele . The boat anchor heavy Les Paul's have never disappointed my ears and have tone for days . I don't get how people want feather weight , light weight Les Paul's or for that matter weight relieved Les Paul's as the weight/mass = tone , which is such an integral ingredient for tone from Gibson Les Paul . To each there own as we all have choices , but for me I like a nice meaty mid range growling and snarling beast of a 9lb Les Paul , which pairs so nicely with my Marshall 2555X's .Many on this board would pass 9.4 like the plague , a mile marker , 9.4 is a fine weight for a Les Paul I would buy it . There is some real nasty bitter tasting light weight KOOL - Aid on this board ! Say this ten times
Now go buy the Gold Top !