Originally Posted by MEKer
17 pounds? OK, OK, now I am thinking this thread and OP is a spoof.
Good luck with the 17 lb 2012 Fender Jazz Bass. Be careful though, the darn Squires are actually only 2 lbs lighter!!! That $430 price is killer at Musicians Friend. hmm
Well, if you look at his profile, you'll see he is a drummer - and a bass beginner.
So maybe some of his ideas or questions seem to be naive, but he don't has to be a spoof.
The weight of Fender/Squier basses: they difer from model to model.
Especially in the japanese production.
I played Squier JV Strats that were very light, and some were very heavy, same models.