Lightweight: For some people, it isn’t just about how something looks, It’s about how much something weighs. Everyone has picked up a beautiful guitar, and then put it down because it weighed as much as a WWII Sherman tank. Okay not that much, but definitely uncomfortable. Today people have options builders never dreamed of before. Weight relief has become almost standard on some instruments because of the wood that is currently being sold in the market. When you start with a piece that has been verified as the lightweight wood you can make an instrument that will be the players’ “go-to” instrument. After all the less something weighs, the longer you can play it. The more you play it the better you sound, the better you sound the more you play. Less than 5% of the wood harvested meets these criteria.