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Gibson SG EDS-1275 Twin Neck

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"A completely new and exciting instrument … combines the conventional six-string guitar neck with a twelve-string neck—six strings double strung which can be tuned either in thirds or an octave apart for reinforced resonance and unusual tonal effects." — Gibson catalog, circa 1962

Of all the guitars introduced by Gibson in 1958 – a key year in the development of Gibson as an indisputable force in electric solid body guitar design – the most talked-about models are still the innovative Explorer and the Flying V. Yet most people forget – or simply don’t know – that 1958 was also the first year of the Gibson double neck guitar, which in its original incarnation was offered in two distinct models. The Double 12 – the forerunner to today’s EDS-1275 – had what would become the most conventional twin-neck combination: a 6-string neck and a 12-string neck. The more unusual Double Mandolin had two 6-string necks: one regular 6-string and one short scale length with its strings tuned an octave higher than a regular guitar, which was intended to reproduce the sound of a mandolin. Undoubtedly, the two unique instruments were a sight to behold, but they offered the consummate stage guitarist two instruments in one for versatility and ease of playing. They were also produced on a “custom-built to order only” basis, making them rare finds in today’s vintage guitar marketplace

Specifications
 
   
  • Legendary rock guitar iconised by Jimmy Page on the live version of "Stairway To Heaven"
  • Solid mahogany body
  • Twin maple necks
  • 20 fret, bound rosewood fingerboards
  • 1960 slim taper neck profile on both necks
  • Gold hardware
  • Pearloid split parallelogram inlays
  • 24.75 inch scale length
  • 1 11/16 inch nut width
  • Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge with stop-plate tailpeices
  • Vintage Tulip tuners
  • Dual Alnico 490R & 498T humbucking pickups deliver an incredible range of classic tones
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector switch, 3-way neck selector switch
  • Gibson custom hardshell case included with this guitar
 
   

 
 



In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Because Gibson brand guitars are handcrafted, it is normal for some measurements to vary from those listed.