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EDS-1275 Double neck

Gibson American
Jimmy Page British

Not on view

Jimmy Page used this iconic guitar to play the acoustic and electric parts of 1971’s “Stairway to Heaven” in concert without needing to change instruments. The double-neck instrument also served for the six- and twelve-string parts of “The Rain Song,” “Celebration Day,” and “The Song Remains the Same.”

Technical Description:

Mahogany body and necks, rosewood fingerboards; 24 ¾ in. scale length; cherry red finish; set twelve- and six-string necks with pearloid split parallelogram inlays and white binding; two humbucking pickups per neck, three-way pickup and neck selector switches, two master volume and two master tone controls; chrome tune-o-matic bridges, pickup covers (12-string neck only), and Kluson tuners, clear and black plastic knobs, large black and white plastic three-ply pickguards; truss rod covers inscribed “CUSTOM,” inlaid mother-of-pearl Gibson logos on headstocks

EDS-1275 Double neck, Gibson (American, founded Kalamazoo, Michigan 1902), Mahogany, rosewood, nickel, plastic, mother-of-pearl

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