Epiphone G-1275 Double Neck – Cherry
Epiphone G-1275 Double Neck in Cherry
Jimmy Page made it famous and now Epiphone makes this two-headed monster available to you in fabulous detail. Combining a 6-string with a 12-string, this classic SG doubleneck allows you to experiment with both at the same time. Featuring Alnico Classic Humbucking pickups mounted on a Mahogany body, the G-1275 sets the standard for all other doublenecks to follow.
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.
High Flying Sound
The G-1275 Custom isnâ€™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 guitarâ€™s pickups. There is also a second â€œmasterâ€ 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 the famous LockTone bridge and special ABS style â€œClawâ€ 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.”
Body & Bridge
Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic (6-and 12-string)
Neck & Fingerboard
Neck Construction: Set Neck
Scale: 24.75″ (12-string) 24.75″ (6-string)
Neck Profile: SlimTaper “D”
Nut Width: 1.85″ (12-string) 1.68″ (6-string)
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Inlay: Pearloid Parallelogram
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Electronics & Hardware
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
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