Epiphone G-1275 SG Doubleneck
Epiphone brings back the G-1275 SG Doubleneck guitar for a limited run of 300 units worldwide.
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Dubbed as the two-headed dragon, this guitar is a remake of Jimmy Page's Gibson EDS-1275, with the important distinction of being more accessible and affordable.
Looks like Epiphone finally noticed the increasing demand for this guitar, deciding to do another limited run with only 300 guitars to be released. Like the original, the G-1275 combines a 12-string and a 6-string guitar into a single instrument that resembles two SGs joint together.
Epiphone provided a quick back-story: "The original “1235” doubleneck made at the legendary Kalamazoo, Michigan factory was introduced in 1963 and quickly become one of the most sought-after guitars in rock. Elvis Presley, bluesman Earl Hooker, Pete Townshend of The Who and John McLaughlin are just a few who caught on quickly to the “1235” and found it a stunning way to make an entrance on stage and on record."
The story continues: "...But the “1235” is primarily recognized as the guitar Jimmy Page used in countless Led Zeppelin concerts and recording sessions, most notably on the classic “Stairway to Heaven.” A vintage “1235” or “SG double neck” is hardly ever seen in the wild and has been known primarily a custom-made guitar mostly seen in the hands of rock’s elite. Until now!"
So basically, this guitar gives you an affordable and fully functional replica of the original - without the vintage price tag and other functional problems that come with old instruments.
The body and necks are all made from mahogany, with the body having a flame maple top. Both necks follow a scale length of 24.75" and a SlimTaper "D" profile. The guitar features two rosewood fretboards with medium jumbo frets and pearloid parallelogram inlays.
A pair of Alnico Classic humbuckers were used on the 12-string section, while the standard 6-string section features open-coil Alnico Classic humbuckers. Added switches were provided to accommodate the guitar's two-in-one functionality. It has two 3-way toggle switches for each section, one volume and tone knob, and a master 3-way toggle switch that lets you combine or individually activate the 12-string or 6-string section.
Another important feature carried over from the original is the unique pickguard shape, Other features include Locktone tune-o-matic bridge with Claw/ABS style tailpiece.
You can now pre-order the limited edition 2014 Epiphone G-1275 for around $1,260, unfortunately it is only available in classic cherry finish. Head over to Epiphone for the complete specifications.
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