Gibson double neck Master Museum Double neck Orville Guitar

One of a kind Gibson double neck

-Master Museum Double neck Orville Guitar

 
The most iconic of all Gibson double neck guitars is surely the Gibson EDS-1275 as notoriously played by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. However, Gibson have produced many other double neck  guitars over the years, some of which we have already looked at during the 12 year history of Guitarz (which is a round-about way of letting me slip into the text the fact that today is the 12th Anniversary of this blog, the world's first and longest running guitar blog!). 
 
 
 
 
However the above picture double neck acoustic is a one-off creation, the Gibson Master Museum Double neck Orville and is from the estate of the Late Dr.Michael Brown. It was hand-built in 2003 by Ren Ferguson, who ran the Gibson Master shop for many years. Note how the 12-string neck is the lower of the two - I've often wondered why most other double neck 12+6 guitars have the 12-string at the top. 
 
 

 
 
 
Currently listed on eBay with a quite staggering Buy It Now price of US $34,999. You'd think for that kind of money the guitar would be fitted with more elegant volume and tone controls. 
 
Incidentally, I've got a bit of a thing for Gibson double neck guitars at the moment. If anyone would like to buy us a 12th Anniversary present, a double neck 6+4 (guitar and bass combo) would be received most gratefully!
 
 
 
 

About Gibson Double neck Guitars

 

 
Gibsons' mission to build double neck guitars started in 1958 , it preserved or even enhanced the company's considerable prestige and credibility, the first Gibson double neck guitars ever produced on a commercial basis by gibson were :
 
Gibson double neck guitar EDS 1275 ( 1958 - 1990 )
 
 
 
 
The Gibson EDS 1275 double neck guitar was introduced in 1958 ,the guitar was a double neck , double cutaway 6 and 12 string hollow body until 1962 , from 1962 to present they were SG style solid bodies .
 
The gibson eds 1275 started production in 1958 and ended production in 1968 , In 1977 gibson reintroduced the gibson eds-1275 and further gained popularity with stars like Jimmy Page endorsing them and were discontinued in 1990 .
 
Due to the high demand in 1991 gibson reintroduced the EDS-1275 double 12 Gibson historic collection Reissue and were discontinued in 1994 .
 
Vintage Prices For 2008 :
1958 - 1959 > $17 000 to $21 000 ( hollow body)
1960 - 1962 > $15 000 to $19 000 ( hollow body )
1962 - 1969 > $7 500 to $12 000 ( Sg Shape / solid body )
1970 - 1994 > $2 500 to $3 200
1991 to 94 > $2300 to $2 700 ( Gibson historic collection reissue )
 
1958 - 1969 > Avg Upward Trend Of 24% A Year Since 2000
1970 - 1994 > 9%
Some EDS 1275 finishes : Cherry Laquer Finish , sunburst , white , black, walnut .
 
 
Gibson double neck  EMS 1235 Double Mandolin ( 1958 - 1968 )
 
The Gibson Double Mandolin , despite its name, is not a mandolin at all. it was a double cutaway and It had a a shortscale guitar neck , tuned one octave higher than standard pitch ,it had one-piece mahogany necks with adjustable truss rods and rosewood fingerboards, both necks were 6 strings .
 
The gibson double neck EMS 1235 double mandolins were also introduced in 1958 and were thinline hollow bodies until 61 , in 1962 till 1968 they made them in sg style solidbodies .
 
Later on in 1962 gibson introduced another double cut SG type solid body with a bass neck and guitar neck and called it the gibson double neck EBS-1250 .
 
 
Vintage Prices For 2008 :
1958 - 1961 > $17 000 to $20 000 ( Hollow Body)
1962 - 1964 > $12 500 to $16 000 ( sg body )
1965 - 1968 > $8 000 to $12 000

 

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