Epiphone G-1275 SG Doubleneck

Epiphone brings back the G-1275 SG Doubleneck guitar for a limited run of 300 units worldwide.

Epiphone G-1275 SG Doubleneck

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.

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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!"

Epiphone G-1275 SG Doubleneck

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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