Description

Retrofret Stock # 6512. Gibson EDS-1275 Double 12 Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1979), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 73319004, natural mahogany finish, mahogany body, laminated maple necks with rosewood fingerboards, original black hard shell case. In the late 1970's the Gibson Double 12 was more popular than it had ever been-or ever would be again! 1979 was actually the peak production year for the model by a huge margin, with 488 shipped. The visibility of doublenecks in the hands of Jimmy Page and John McLaughlin made the model almost de rigeur for an ambitious guitar hero, and Gibson responded by making the previously discontinued model (unavailable from 1967-73) a staple of the line for a few years. This 1979 model has typical period features including three-piece maple necks in place of the traditional one-piece mahogany, with slightly wider headstocks. The bridges are the later style Nashville Tune-O-Matics, all other hardware is little changed from 1960's models. This is an excellent player, not as heavy as some with very low comfortable action on both necks.Overall length is 41 in. (104.1 cm.), 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 9/16 in. (4 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). Very clean original condition; there is some hanger wear on the sides of the headstocks in the typical spot and a few chips and dings but really a very clean guitar overall. There a couple of shrunken tips to the pickguards; one small chip by the 12-string neck is missing. All original with no alterations, an excellent player and cool example of one of the ultimate 1970's Gibson guitar statements! Excellent - Condition.

Year Condition Color Case
1979 Excellent natural mahogany Original Hard

$5,500

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