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The only double neck electric guitar worth buying
This is a stupid guitar, but if you must buy one, this is the one to get.
Above is the Epiphone G-1275. On that link is also the fancy dan Custom Edition of the same guitar that has a "tuxedo" look along with gold hardware all around if you want something more upscale looking.
I said above this is a stupid guitar. It is. I list it as one of the 5 guitars you should never buy.
However... if you just have to have one of these, Epiphone's G-1275 is literally the only one worth buying and I'll explain why.
Before continuing, yes there are cheap double neck guitars. Ordinarily, I'd say sure, go get one. And you can if you want. But this is one of those instances where you're way better off with the Epiphone for the following reasons:
Firstly, the look. The G-1275 has that famous double neck guitar appearance. Every time you saw some famous guitar player with a double neck back in the 1970s, it was always the "double SG" in a cherry finish.
Secondly, this is the "most usable" (said loosely) double neck. One neck is a 12-string and the other a 6-string. A configuration like this actually makes the most sense where double neck guitars are concerned. Rhythm parts are played on the 12, and leads on the 6. Or, the 12 is tuned E standard and the 6 is tuned DADGAD or maybe D standard instead of E. The point is that you can switch off between the two in a way that can actually work.
Third, the keystone tuner buttons. If you think having plastic tuner buttons is a negative, you're wrong. It's a huge positive here. There are 18 tuners up there. Having them in steel would add in way too much unnecessary weight to an already heavy instrument.
Fourth, the overall weight of the instrument. Amazingly, the G-1275 only weighs about 12 pounds. Yes, that is heavy for an electric, but it is as light as you can get for a double neck electric.
Epiphone G-1275 is the least worst double neck electric
This is the guitar that has "that look". Absolutely nobody will care that it says Epiphone on the headstock and not Gibson. In fact, Gibson isn't even making a double neck at the moment. Listings for the Gibson EDS-1275 go for crazy money, making the Epiphone a bargain in comparison.
For a double neck, the Epiphone is basically what you can call the least worst double neck electric. You get the classic look, the classic tone, the proper 12-string/6-string configuration, and you know how much it's going to weigh before you get it (more or less).
That's basically as good as it gets with one of these.
If you dare buy a double neck electric, Epiphone G-1275 is the only one worth getting.
Published 2019 Sep 19
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