The Gibson EDS-1275
is a doubleneck Gibson electric guitar
introduced in 1963 and still in production. Popularized by both rock
musicians such as Jimmy Page
and John McLaughlin
The forerunner of the EDS-1275 was called the EMS-1235. From 1958 to 1961 these were produced as custom-order twin-necked hollow-body instruments with two 6-string necks; from 1962 to 1967 it had a solid body. A model with a 4-string and a 6-string neck was called the EBS-1250; it had a built-in fuzztone
and was produced from 1962 to 1968 and again from 1977 to 1978.
In 1963, the solid-body EDS-1275 was designed, resembling the SG model
; this version of the doubleneck was available until 1968, and were being produced again in 1977. The EDS-1275 is often referred to as the "SG double neck" due to its similar shape, although both necks of the 1275 have a shorter scale fret board than the Gibson SG
, and they have fixed tail pieces, where the SG has an adjustable one. The guitar was available in jet black, cherry, sunburst, and white.
In 1974, Gibson started making the guitar again, in a number of additional colors, until 1998. Since then, alpine white and heritage cherry versions were made by Gibson USA in......