I'm hoping to sell off a few things and have been wanting a Zon Custom 5 for some time. I'm feeling that my issues in the past with Zon's have been because of the strings that were on them. There are no Zon dealers anywhere close to where I live. The Sonus' that I've played seem to be pretty consistant at, what I estimate to be, 9-9.5 pounds. Joe always seems to use swamp ash as the body wood. The top wood shouldn't have any affect on the overall weight as since it's not very thick. And the necks should be consistant because of the molding process. So with this in mind, one could reasonbly assume that the Sonus is pretty darn consistant in the weight at around 9 pounds...right?