Just saw a Sterling for sale in the TB Classifieds weighing 9lbs 7oz and it reminded me why I sold the three Sterlings I owned at different times. If I wanted a 10lb Musicman I'd buy a Stingray. Ok, I'm exaggerating a bit but I thought one of the selling points of the Sterling was a smaller body, thinner neck and weighing less than a Stingray. I know the Sterlings vary in weight but the lightest I've seen was 8lbs 8oz. I think the problem is the Ash body. Don't know if it is Swamp Ash or Northern Ash which is heavier that EBMM is using. Also, Swamp Ash varies depending on what part of the tree it came from. I would like to see EBMM use a different wood on the Sterling (Alder, Popular). Just curious to see if anyone else thinks Sterlings should weigh less the the advertised "9lbs Varies" as seen on the Sterling's specs. Let me hear your thoughts.