Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale;

Used 2001 Gibson EDS-1275 serial number 02841587.

This guitar is in excellent condition. The necks and frets are fine, cosmetically showing some light pick scratches on the pickguard, overall quite clean.

The roots of the double neck guitar actually go back quite a bit further than the Gibson models that are most commonly familiar. Double necks were “born” in the early 50’s and were favorites of many country music players. One of the earliest built by Paul Bigsby featured a standard 6-string neck on the bottom, and a 5-string mandolin neck on top.

The Gibson EDS-1275 is certainly the most iconic. This 6-string/12-string combo was produced in small quantities from 1958 until production ceased in 1968. Originally a thinline hollowbody, this model was redesigned in late 1962 to look more like a contemporary SG.

In 1974, Gibson started making the guitar again, in a number of additional colors, with production lasting until 1998. Since then, alpine white and heritage cherry versions were made by Gibson USA in Nashville, Tennessee, until 2003, in the Nashville Custom Shop from 2004 to 2005, and in the Memphis, Tennessee, Custom Shop beginning in 2006.

The EDS-1275 has been one of the iconic solid bodies of all time. Significant recordings including Stairway to Heaven, Hotel California, Inner Mounting Flame played by Jimmy Page, Don Felder, John McLaughlin and many more.

Own what’s been called “The coolest guitar in rock”.

Original hard-shell case included.


Year: 2001

Serial number: 02841587

Body: Mahogany

Necks: Maple 3-Piece

Finish: Cherry

Fingerboards: Rosewood split parallelogram inlays

Scale Lengths: 24 ¾”

Number of Frets: 20

Bridges: ABR-1 & Nashville TOM Claw tailpieces

Tuners: Kluson Tulip

Pickups: Gibson 490 Alnico (R) and 498 Alnico (T) humbucking

Controls: Volume / volume, tone / tone, three-way pickup-selector switch, and a three-way neck-selector switch

Width at Nut: 1 11/16”

Weight: 11.6

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Original Hard
23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
5:00 AM
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