Unsure whether it's the weight or the form-factor you're hoping primarily for. IME,
lightweight solid-body guitars lose a lot of the resonance that gives sustain, not to
mention richness of tone.
A couple years back, on a lark, I bought a
My "Castar" checks in at maybe four
pounds, a significant fraction of that from the two steel strap-rods -- personally
speaking, these are too long, & you could readily chop off a few inches. The "Testar"
is one pickup lighter, & the "Microstar" is a short-scale with one pickup.
The brand has suffered from being sold as a "travel" or "student" guitar. Actually, it's
one of the better $200 electric guitars I've played, & can often be found closer to
$100. The openwork headstock adds a surprising amount of acoustic resonance. Though the
vibrato is... um, unique
, it responds very nicely. The guitar plays & sounds
good right from the box. Being one piece of wood, it could probably survive use as a bat
-- cricket, baseball, or self-defense -- & still be ready for a gig.
models add a pound with an onboard amplifier. While I like the idea for a warmup/practice
axe, it strikes me as otherwise superfluous complication.
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