Don Felder

Another well-known proponent of the SG doubleneck is Don Felder. Felder used the guitar live on “Hotel California.” His guitar is finished in white and has custom wiring with double input jacks that allowed him to run the 12-string neck through a Leslie speaker while running the 6-string neck into his amps and pedal board. Whether on stage, in the studio, or driving down a dark desert highway with cool wind in your hair, the Hotel California EDS-1275 is a stunning recreation of the doubleneck Don Felder used when touring Hotel California with the Eagles.

"I couldn’t figure out how I was gonna play the introduction and the solo stuff at the same time without literally changing guitars back and forth. So I got the idea of using a doubleneck, the EDS-1275." ----Don Felder

American musician and songwriter -- Don Felder, best known for his work as lead guitarist for the Eagles from 1974 to 1980 and again from 1994 to 2001. Felder performed with the Eagles (with all current and former Eagles members) in 1998 in New York City for the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The seven musicians performed together on "Take It Easy" and "Hotel California". Frequently named in polls for the "world's greatest guitar solos", and listed at #49 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time", Don Felder and Joe Walsh's dual guitar solo on the Eagles' "Hotel California" tapped a searing tone and an atmospheric vibe that still resonate today. To give live renditions their maximum impact, Don Felder has played the hit song on a SG doubleneck, performing the haunting 12-string introduction on the guitar's top neck and switching to the lower 6-string neck for the epic soloing dual with Joe Walsh.

And now, over 30 years later, to honor this legendary pairing of artist and instrument, our custom shop duplicates Felder’s SG doubleneck in accordance with the original guitar specs strictly. Following Don Felder’s original doubleneck guitar specs, our replicated guitar begins with a select one-piece mahogany body, and two necks carved from three pieces of maple each for added strength that this guitar demands. To ensure the neck/body joints remain stable, the neck is set further into the body than that of an SG Standard, with a joint at around the 15th fret. The headstocks of both necks are back angled, a detail that increases string pressure in the nut to improve resonance and sustain. Other hardware includes a pair of Tune-o-matic bridges, and the chunky stop-plate tailpieces that were employed by the SG doubleneck model in the '60s and which are still known for their solidity and sustain... See More Details

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