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Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar Cherry 

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The original “1235” doubleneck made at the legendary Kalamazoo, Michigan factory was introduced in 1963 and quickly become one of the most sought-aft...Read More

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The classic SG doubleneck.

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. 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.

Leave it to Epiphone to put the “1235” doubleneck monster back in play with the G-1275 Custom, an affordable version of the original “1235” with all of its true glory, sound, and style but without the vintage price tag or vintage problems of the original.

The SG Story
When the SG or "Solid Guitar" was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul, it was called the "fretless wonder" for its low frets and fast action. The twin horn cutaway design was like nothing on the market and its light but balanced weight made it the perfect guitar for stage and studio work. The Les Paul Custom SG featured three humbucker pickups, and since then, the SG has became the go-to guitar for artists like The Who's Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Paul Weller, AC/DC's Angus Young, Jimmy Page and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band. The original “1235” capitalized on the SG’s stunning looks, futuristic sound, and lightweight mahogany body. Now Epiphone brings the guitar back to life as only they can.

High Flying Sound
The G-1275 Custom isn’t just eye-catching, it sounds extraordinary, too. The 12-string half of the G-1275 Custom features an Alnico Classic humbucker in the neck position and an Alnico Classic Plus humbucker in the bridge position. The 6-string features an open coil Alnico Classic humbucker in the neck and an open coil Alnico Classic Plus humbucker at the bridge to give the guitar an even more distinctive look. Both pickups are controlled by full function volume and tone knobs using full-size 500K O potentiometers.

Epiphone Hardware You Can Trust
Epiphone has also re created the one-of-a-kind hardware and pickguard that make the G-1275 Custom one of the most easily recognized guitars in rock. The 6-string and 12-string each have their own Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle switch to select each guitar’s pickups. There is also a second “master” all-metal 3-way toggle switch located between the 6-string and 12-string bridge. From here, players can choose the 12-string (up), the 6-string (down) or both (middle) for unlimited possibilities.

The G-1275 Custom features our famous LockTone bridge and special ABS style “Claw” tailpiece which yields incredible sustain (and great looks).

Custom Double Neck
Epiphone's G-1275 Custom begins with fabulous attention to detail starting with a Cherry, SG-style mahogany body with a flame maple top. Both the 12-string and 6-string necks feature hand-set glued mahogany necks with a 12" radius and a 25.75" scale. Both necks also feature rosewood fingerboards with medium jumbo frets and pearloid parallelogram block inlays. The 12-string features a 1.85" nut width while the 6-string is cut to the standard 1.68."

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body: mahogany
  • Top: Flame maple
  • Necks: mahogany, glued-in (6-and 12-string)
  • Scale: 24.75” (12-string), 24.75” (6-string)
  • Neck Profiles: SlimTaper “D” (6-and 12-string)
  • Nut width: 12-string: 1.85” / 6-string: 1.68”
  • Fingerboard: rosewood medium jumbo frets with pearloid parallelogram (6-and 12-string)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12” (6-and 12-string)
  • Pickup (12-string) Neck: Alnico Classic humbucker/Bridge: Alnico Classic Plus humbucker
  • Pickup (6-string) Neck: Open coil Alnico Classic humbucker /Bridge: Open coil Alnico Classic Plus humbucker
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic (6-and 12-string)
  • Tailpiece: Claw/ABS style (6-and 12-string)
  • Controls: Neck pickup (6-and 12-string): 1-Volume, 1-Tone /Bridge pickup(6-and 12-string): 1-Volume, 1-Tone Individual 3-way toggle switch for 6-string and 12-string bodies Master 3-way toggle activates 6-string, 12-string, or combination 6-and 12-string. All controls feature full-size 500K O potentiometers
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Case sold separately

Sometimes two necks are better than one. Order today.

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EpiphoneLimited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (7)
    • Recording (7)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Rock concerts (5)
    • Small venues (3)
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    5.0

    Outstanding product

    By LA Jeffrey

    from LA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

    I play Led Zeppelin among other types of music professionally in Vegas and other known venues. I got this guitar after researching it and Gibson alternatives. After playing, recording it and having had my guitar tech check it out and adjust, I have to say I am astonished at the tone, workmanship and playability. There are no defects except a 5th fret buzz on the 12 string neck that has been mostly adjusted out. I thought to change the pick ups but really don't think it needs it so far. I did change out the machine head tuners for Kluson authentic for the era tuners and this helped the look and to maintain tuning. Very beautiful clean sound, resonates well and I can nail Song Remains the Same live and other middle pickup sounds Page gets, though the pick ups are a little lower in output than say a burstbucker. I wish you could control the balance between the picks ups electronically, when toggling the middle pick up position. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase especially for the money. Outstanding value and Musician's Friend service is outstanding.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Does the job

    By Aaron-4M-5X

    from MON (middle of nowhere), PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Hot Pickups
    • Intonation

    Cons

    • Upper Frets Hard To Reach

    Best Uses

    • One Guitar Bands
    • One-man-band

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

    The reason for four stars instead of 5 is because of the lack of having a fully accessible 2 octave reach to those upper frets, and particularly on the "lead" neck. (Epi really needs to fix that -- just stretch that neck out there another 3-4 inches on the new model.)

    Otherwise ... I've had this guitar about 4 years now (the white one). Everything except those upper frets are stellar -- but that is a critical concern when reaching for certain leads.

    I do a one-man-band thing. About 1/3 of the night I'm needing the 12 string on rhythm parts, and about 2/3 of those songs require jumping to the 6 string for the lead parts. This one guitar has REALLY honed my playing skills. The material ranges the spectrum of genres (Bob Dylan to AC/DC to Styx to BOC & everything in between.) I played rhythm & sang behind dynamite lead players over the years, and never developed my own lead skills till starting the OMB thing, and having this doubleneck in particular. WOW. I'm a different guitarist (and singer) at this point.

    I knew that by using backing tracks, singing (even harmonies with a splitter), and doing such a range of styles (and often two guitar parts) would require either a '5 song per night' acoustic or a double neck for more flexibility. The 12 string aspect fills in things perfectly when you are the only guitar on stage. It's great for many of the "clean" songs on the list.

    I went with Epi over the Gibson for budget and an obvious "fear factor." (I can't imagine taking a $5k guitar into the average bar or coffee house to get stolen or banged up.) After years of playing it, I really doubt there is 10 cents difference in quality, which really surprized me. This is not the 'generic equivalent' of the Gibson. It is a precision instrument, right down to the feel of the frets (and I own and have played primarily Gibson all my life -- a V-2, a standard V, a LP custom, a LP studio, and an SG). The 6 neck feels just like an SG -- fast and tight. The 12 is just as great under my smaller fingers -- yet another surprize.

    With a padded strap, it is tolerable through an entire set, and I only weigh 'a buck thirty-five soaking wet.' Many 2 neckers are back breakers. It's heavy -- but not quite as bad as some of the guitar-shaped concrete blocks I have tried out.

    Also, I had to make my own customized stand for on stage. Pick up a standard one, get some angle iron and a pair of the wall mount guitar hangers, drill and tap the angle iron, mount the hangers adjusted to the neck spacing, then mount that bar to the head of the stand. Seemed the best option at the time, and it works.

    For sound, the original rig is/was a Digitech multi-effect unit on the floor into a 100w Marshall. The Digitech is a bit light on acoustic modeling, so I am about to make a change. By putting a dual 1/4" adapter on the existing output, I can split things into two chains.

    For the 12 string neck, I'll have that route into a more robust acoustic modeling floor FX unit (like the Boss AD-8), then into a Marshall AS100D acoustic amp. When I flip the switch to the lead neck, that will go to the existing rig (love the available options on the Digitech for that).

    So I'll be able to go from the bright rhythm parts of "Take it on the run" (REO Speedwagon) to the crunch leads, and back. There might be a bit more footwork involved, but with an OMB situation, I'm beyond noticing how much I play with gadgets under my feet.

    The point in having a 2 necker is flexibility. If that's what you want, and can live either without the upper few frets -- or have longer fingers than I, then THIS is the guitar you probably want. (For the other 2/3 of the night, when I am on harder-edge material and absolutely require the end of the 2nd octave, I grab either my V or Strat. Either goes into the lead side of my FX chain, and that's that.)

    I strongly recommend looking at amplification as a first concern. If you can have two amps on stage -- one for really tweaked-out 12 string dynamics and even acoustic modeling, and another for the hot side of the 6 string -- DO IT that way. Just plan on it. You won't regret it. The heat of those lead pickups will have you crazy trying to balance one neck against the other on the volumes.

    Fact is, the lead neck on this guitar has the HOTTEST pickups of my entire collection (im guessing about a +15db boost). Period. It screams, and just loves the hard rock/metal. Without missing a beat, the quality of the 12 string side is absolutely higher than any acoustic I've ever owned. With modern FX units, and any skill at all -- well, if I had to downsize to only one axe, this would be the one I'd keep. No doubt about it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    More than satisfied!

    By StratCat52

    from Clovis, CA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

      Beautiful looking and sounding guitar! I did have to do a slight intonation setting on the G strings, on both the 6-string and 12-string. Once that was completed, it was/is pitch perfect!

      Still working on discovering all of the tonal qualities.

      Very satisfied, just wish the case was available and not back-ordered

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2 better than 1

      By StratCat52

      from Clovis, CA

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great guitar
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Case On Backorder

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

      Set-up was excellent. Did have to tweak the intonation slightly, but no major deal.

      The guitar plays great, sounds great. Love it!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Buy

      By JamesAlvinLee

      from DC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar. The look, the feel, the playability, the tone and the options. The only thing I would change about it is the wiring schematic. On all of my Les Paul's I have total control over volume and tone in any pick up selection. With the G-1275 you only have master controls for volume and tone. I'm working out a new wiring schematic to give me the same control as my Les Paul's. It's not that the controls don't work, it just needs a little tweaking to give me what I want. I highly recommend this guitar to any experienced guitar player who wants to add a show piece to their repertoire. Definitely not for beginners and definitely not for infrequent players. Easily the best guitar buy I've made over the last 5 years

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar!!!

        By pc

        from charlotte, nc

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Beautiful 12-string Sound
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Nice Bite 6-string Sound
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

          I love this guitar. Buy a padded strap if you don't have one already, guitar is on the heavy side. Great rock sound and sustain from 6 string, 12 string has great, full sound. Tuners are great, set up out of box was great. If you want a double neck for a good price, this is it.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          One more thing

          By steve

          from tennessee

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

          After working this out a lot, I have something to add (sorry, don't see how to edit).... The tonal quality is quite different when both necks are hot compared to when only one is on. So you really have the potential for a lot of different tones. And the more I play it, the more I love the 6 string neck. I have a dozen guitars of all types and the tone from the 6 string is FAR richer and fuller than anything else I have. There's even a decent amount of that "jangle" on it. Epi takes some hits for their pickup quality (and I've been critical myself) but the electronics on this are as good as anything else I have, Gibson, Epi or gretsch.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice Guitar

          By steve

          from tennessee

          About Me Novice

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

                Just got mine after 3 months of backorders. First thing was that it was disappointing that there was no case. Epi is really strange on what they give you a case for and what they don't The overall fit and finish is good. No issue with the fret finish, and the wood finish is not overpowering. Out of the box setup is not bad, but I'm getting the case before I take it in. Tone was surprisingly good. Even the 6 string neck has a bit more of the "Chorus" or "jangle" than I expected. I had always heard that if you had both necks hot, you got a bit of extra flavor, but I really don't see that. Setting it to the 12 only, does give you different flavor than having both hot. I think the neck pickup on the 6 string may need to be raised as it really drops off on that one alone. Overall though, I'm very happy with the performance for the price.

                Almost forgot... Not nearly as heavy as I expected. Mine tips the scale at 11 exactly, and it doesn't seem much heavier than a LP.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                To good for words!

                By soldierof4cheese

                from Sumner Michigan

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Endless Tones Variations
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Build And Platform
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

                  I cant say enough good words to describe this piece of art work! The sounds from the twelve strings are truly crystal clear, airy and bright. The lower six string is a power house with a bright and crisp edge and the sustain on both necks are awesome as well. Feel wise its not as heavy as I thought it would be, quite comfortable, standing or setting. I am glad I finally broke down and got it, I should have done it sooner. A great addition to my collection and it sounds spot on with the Zeppelin songs! I must have, so dont wait.

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                  (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this Guitar

                  By Jake

                  from North Dakota

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

                    This guitar is so fun to play and turns a lot of heads! Great tone and the necks feel great. Check out my YouTube channel to see this guitar used in a few of my guitar covers! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb418tm1HfcGbV_06xTwXMQ

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