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"A completely new and exciting instrument combines the conventional six-string guitar neck with a twelve-string necksix 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 dont 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 todays 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 todays vintage guitar marketplace.

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6-String Guitar
12-String Guitar
Mahogany Body
60' s Type Slim Taper Necks
Split-Parallelogram Inlays
Neck Pickups - 490R Humbuckers
Bridge Pickups - 490T Humbuckers
3-way Toggle Switch for Pickup Selection
2-Way Toggle Switch for Neck Selection
Dual Tune-O-Matic Bridges

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Awesome guitar5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
For few years I owned the double neck Epiphone but I sold it to upgrade my amp. Now, purchased this guitar a few weeks ago, and all I can tell is that there's no other one like it . Every feature it's just amazing,the tone , the sustain and playability that can only be found in a Gibson guitar. The minute that played this beauty I could feel the huge difference between the two Epiphone and Gibson. And there's no way I'm getting rid of my 1275 EDS double neck... Ever! Only Gibson is good enough. Cheers!
Posted by Blacky on Jul 2, 2012
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Closest StoreChilliwack, British Columbia
i played this guitar, and instead of throwing me out, the local store let me play the whole Stairway to Heaven. Twice! and this was through a little 15w amp. The second you touch this guitar, you know that nobody but Jimmy Page, and Don Felder are worthy to play this.
Posted by Ryan Lief on Aug 17, 2011
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