Two Heads Are Better Than One: Your Guide To Double Neck Gui

Two Heads Are Better Than One: Your Guide To Double Neck Guitars


At one point or another every guitarist has secretly fantasized about having allege propped on a monitor as he or she busts out a killer solo on a double-necked guitar. Admittedly in practice these two-headed monsters can be a pain to lug around but they also afford you the opportunity to play two separate guitars during one song, which can be a valuable tool. Additionally it's pretty much scientifically impossible not to look cool while rocking one of these; just don't get all Cheap Trick and start playing a seven-neck guitar. Only Rick Nielsen can pull that off.


Jimmy Page is undeniably the most famous double-neck player of all-time largely due to the fact that he utilized this batboy for a little song called "Stairway To Heaven," which makes the Gibson Double Neck the holy grail of two-headed axes. Also featuring a six and and 12-string necks, this guitar's SG shaped body is far less awkward than most of its competitors. You just may need to mortgage your house in order to afford it, but it's worth it.


Dave Mustaine is known for writing some of the most evil riffs of all-time with Megadeth, so this guitar is twice as evil. Sporting both a 12-string and six-string guitar in one body (half the tuning pegs for the former are on the opposite end of the guitar), this beast will allow you to shred 18-strings of blistering power. Plus it comes with a case, which is good because we can't imagine finding one that would fit this at your local store. 


For us the Celebrity double neck guitar will always be associated with Richie Sambora playing "Wanted Dead Or Alive," but if you're looking for an acoustic guitar that feels like an electric this is the guitar for you. Sporting a killer EQ , a super shallow bowl shape and eighteen strings of acoustic power this guitar allows you to effortlessly shift between 6 and 12-string necks—and although it's got built in pick-ups, the soundhole is so resonant that chances are you won't need it.

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