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EDS-1275 Double neck

Gibson American
Don Felder American

Not on view

Don Felder of the Eagles used this white double-neck guitar for both the six-string and twelve-string parts of "Hotel California" in live performances. He played the twelve-string neck with a capo (a bar clipped between frets to raise the pitch of the open strings) on the seventh fret for the intro and verses, and the six-string neck for the choruses and guitar solos. Gibson introduced its double-neck instruments in 1958 with the EMS-1235, featuring a standard guitar neck and a short-scale "mandolin" neck tuned an octave higher. In 1962, the company issued the EBS-1250 double bass, pairing a standard guitar neck and bass neck.

Technical Description:

Mahogany body and necks, rosewood fingerboards; 24 ¾ in. scale; aged white finish; set 12- and 6- string necks with pearloid split parallelogram inlays; headstocks with inlaid mother-of-pearl Gibson logo; two humbucking pickups per neck, two volume controls and one tone control, three-way pickup selector switch and neck selector switches, separate output jacks; nickel Nashville-style tune-o-matic bridges and tuning buttons, black and silver knobs, black plastic pickguards

EDS-1275 Double neck, Gibson (American, founded Kalamazoo, Michigan 1902), Mahogany, rosewood, metal, plastic

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