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The original "1235" doubleneck made at the legendary Kalamazoo, Michigan factory was introduced in 1963 and quickly become one of the most sought-after guitars in rock. Elvis Presley, bluesman Earl Ho... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The original "1235" doubleneck made at the legendary Kalamazoo, Michigan factory was introduced in 1963 and quickly become one of the most sought-after guitars in rock. Elvis Presley, bluesman Earl Hooker, Pete Townshend of The Who and John McLaughlin are just a few who caught on quickly to the "1235" and found it a stunning way to make an entrance on stage and on record. But the "1235" is primarily recognized as the guitar Jimmy Page used in countless Led Zeppelin concerts and recording sessions, most notably on the classic "Stairway to Heaven." A vintage "1235" or "SG double neck" is hardly ever seen in the wild and has been known primarily a custom-made guitar mostly seen in the hands of rock's elite. Until now.

Leave it to Epiphone to put the "1235" doubleneck monster back in play with the G-1275 Custom, an affordable version of the original "1235" with all of its true glory, sound, and style but without the vintage price tag or vintage problems of the original.

The SG Story
When the SG or "Solid Guitar" was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul, it was called the "fretless wonder" for its low frets and fast action. The twin horn cutaway design was like nothing on the market and its light but balanced weight made it the perfect guitar for stage and studio work. The Les Paul Custom SG featured three humbucker pickups, and since then, the SG has became the go-to guitar for artists like The Who's Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Paul Weller, AC/DC's Angus Young, Jimmy Page and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band. The original "1235" capitalized on the SG's stunning looks, futuristic sound, and lightweight mahogany body. Now Epiphone brings the guitar back to life as only they can.

High Flying Sound
The G-1275 Custom isn't just eye-catching, it sounds extraordinary, too. The 12-string half of the G-1275 Custom features an Alnico Classic humbucker in the neck position and an Alnico Classic Plus humbucker in the bridge position. The 6-string features an open coil Alnico Classic humbucker in the neck and an open coil Alnico Classic Plus humbucker at the bridge to give the guitar an even more distinctive look. Both pickups are controlled by full function volume and tone knobs using full-size 500K O potentiometers.

Epiphone Hardware You Can Trust
Epiphone has also re created the one-of-a-kind hardware and pickguard that make the G-1275 Custom one of the most easily recognized guitars in rock. The 6-string and 12-string each have their own Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle switch to select each guitar's pickups. There is also a second "master" all-metal 3-way toggle switch located between the 6-string and 12-string bridge. From here, players can choose the 12-string (up), the 6-string (down) or both (middle) for unlimited possibilities.

The G-1275 Custom features our famous LockTone bridge and special ABS style "Claw" tailpiece which yields incredible sustain (and great looks).

Custom Double Neck
Epiphone's G-1275 Custom begins with fabulous attention to detail starting with a Cherry, SG-style mahogany body with a flame maple top. Both the 12-string and 6-string necks feature hand-set glued mahogany necks with a 12" radius and a 24.75" scale. Both necks also feature rosewood fingerboards with medium jumbo frets and pearloid parallelogram block inlays. The 12-string features a 1.85" nut width while the 6-string is cut to the standard 1.68."

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Flame maple
  • Necks: Mahogany, glued-in (6-and 12-string)
  • Scale: 24.75" (12-string), 24.75" (6-string)
  • Neck Profiles: SlimTaper "D" (6-and 12-string)
  • Nut width: 12-string: 1.85" / 6-string: 1.68"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with medium jumbo frets and pearloid parallelogram (6-and 12-string)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (6-and 12-string)
  • Pickup (12-string) Neck: Alnico Classic humbucker/Bridge: Alnico Classic Plus humbucker
  • Pickup (6-string) Neck: Open coil Alnico Classic humbucker /Bridge: Open coil Alnico Classic Plus humbucker
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic (6-and 12-string)
  • Tailpiece: Claw/ABS style (6-and 12-string)
  • Controls: Neck pickup (6-and 12-string): 1-Volume, 1-Tone /Bridge pickup(6-and 12-string): 1-Volume, 1-Tone Individual 3-way toggle switch for 6-string and 12-string bodies Master 3-way toggle activates 6-string, 12-string, or combination 6-and 12-string. All controls feature full-size 500K Ohm potentiometers
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Case sold separately
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EpiphoneLimited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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Pros

  • Good tone (19)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (17)
  • Recording (15)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Rock concerts (11)
  • Small venues (9)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does the job

The reason for four stars instead of 5 is because of the lack of having a fully accessible 2 octave reach to those upper frets, and particularly on the "lead" neck....Read complete review

The reason for four stars instead of 5 is because of the lack of having a fully accessible 2 octave reach to those upper frets, and particularly on the "lead" neck. (Epi really needs to fix that -- just stretch that neck out there another 3-4 inches on the new model.)

Otherwise ... I've had this guitar about 4 years now (the white one). Everything except those upper frets are stellar -- but that is a critical concern when reaching for certain leads.

I do a one-man-band thing. About 1/3 of the night I'm needing the 12 string on rhythm parts, and about 2/3 of those songs require jumping to the 6 string for the lead parts. This one guitar has REALLY honed my playing skills. The material ranges the spectrum of genres (Bob Dylan to AC/DC to Styx to BOC & everything in between.) I played rhythm & sang behind dynamite lead players over the years, and never developed my own lead skills till starting the OMB thing, and having this doubleneck in particular. WOW. I'm a different guitarist (and singer) at this point.

I knew that by using backing tracks, singing (even harmonies with a splitter), and doing such a range of styles (and often two guitar parts) would require either a '5 song per night' acoustic or a double neck for more flexibility. The 12 string aspect fills in things perfectly when you are the only guitar on stage. It's great for many of the "clean" songs on the list.

I went with Epi over the Gibson for budget and an obvious "fear factor." (I can't imagine taking a $5k guitar into the average bar or coffee house to get stolen or banged up.) After years of playing it, I really doubt there is 10 cents difference in quality, which really surprized me. This is not the 'generic equivalent' of the Gibson. It is a precision instrument, right down to the feel of the frets (and I own and have played primarily Gibson all my life -- a V-2, a standard V, a LP custom, a LP studio, and an SG). The 6 neck feels just like an SG -- fast and tight. The 12 is just as great under my smaller fingers -- yet another surprize.

With a padded strap, it is tolerable through an entire set, and I only weigh 'a buck thirty-five soaking wet.' Many 2 neckers are back breakers. It's heavy -- but not quite as bad as some of the guitar-shaped concrete blocks I have tried out.

Also, I had to make my own customized stand for on stage. Pick up a standard one, get some angle iron and a pair of the wall mount guitar hangers, drill and tap the angle iron, mount the hangers adjusted to the neck spacing, then mount that bar to the head of the stand. Seemed the best option at the time, and it works.

For sound, the original rig is/was a Digitech multi-effect unit on the floor into a 100w Marshall. The Digitech is a bit light on acoustic modeling, so I am about to make a change. By putting a dual 1/4" adapter on the existing output, I can split things into two chains.

For the 12 string neck, I'll have that route into a more robust acoustic modeling floor FX unit (like the Boss AD-8), then into a Marshall AS100D acoustic amp. When I flip the switch to the lead neck, that will go to the existing rig (love the available options on the Digitech for that).

So I'll be able to go from the bright rhythm parts of "Take it on the run" (REO Speedwagon) to the crunch leads, and back. There might be a bit more footwork involved, but with an OMB situation, I'm beyond noticing how much I play with gadgets under my feet.

The point in having a 2 necker is flexibility. If that's what you want, and can live either without the upper few frets -- or have longer fingers than I, then THIS is the guitar you probably want. (For the other 2/3 of the night, when I am on harder-edge material and absolutely require the end of the 2nd octave, I grab either my V or Strat. Either goes into the lead side of my FX chain, and that's that.)

I strongly recommend looking at amplification as a first concern. If you can have two amps on stage -- one for really tweaked-out 12 string dynamics and even acoustic modeling, and another for the hot side of the 6 string -- DO IT that way. Just plan on it. You won't regret it. The heat of those lead pickups will have you crazy trying to balance one neck against the other on the volumes.

Fact is, the lead neck on this guitar has the HOTTEST pickups of my entire collection (im guessing about a +15db boost). Period. It screams, and just loves the hard rock/metal. Without missing a beat, the quality of the 12 string side is absolutely higher than any acoustic I've ever owned. With modern FX units, and any skill at all -- well, if I had to downsize to only one axe, this would be the one I'd keep. No doubt about it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

typical gibson quality(lousy)

picked mine up in august.guitar came first,case came 2 weeks later.picked both up at same time.will start with guitar 1st: the guitar:after removing guitar from box I found the following:neck selection...Read complete review

picked mine up in august.guitar came first,case came 2 weeks later.picked both up at same time.will start with guitar 1st: the guitar:after removing guitar from box I found the following:neck selection switch was inop d string on 6 neck had cut wound screw missing from 6 string neck plate nut string depth cut too low on 6 string got selector for necks to work by jiggling dust out of switch. GC rep gave me new strings for the 6 neck replaced screw for truss rod plate. will have nut replaced by luthier the case:case has manufacture flaws that I have fixed myself as waiting for another case would be useless as they are backordered. this is my last purchase of a Gibson issued product as the quality/quality control is horrible.

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5.0

Great guitar with great tone

By Rusty

from Gladeville Tn

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

    What can I say, it's a double neck. Great guitar, decent guitar, expecially what I payed for it. I would have been foolish to pass it up. I know have 13 or 14 guitars, depending if the G 1275 double neck counts a one or two guitars LOL

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    tasty

    By stevenrexx

    from Wisconsin

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

      love this thing. Obviously a nice budget guitar if you wanna look like Paige haha. but if you've never played a double neck you should know it feels like a boat anchor and is a bit hard to control. feels like a big wrist work out when your done playing it.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Guitar can't put it down

      By Heavy Hauler

      from Belcamp, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Just for fun
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

        While I don't play professionally, I enjoy playing for my own pleasure. I have many guitars, and amps, some from the early 60's, and I love playing them all. This is a dream guitar. I'm proud to have it in my collection. I'm 66 and still rockin'. No complaints here.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely in love with this guitar!

        By Rick

        from Silver Spring, MD

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Only 20 frets

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

        Such a nice instrument! Plays well, sounds great, beautiful to look at- my band mates used the word "sexy". I had to adjust the pickup height and the 6-string neck needed the truss rod adjusted a bit. I've seen sturdier packaging but there was no shipping damage so I guess the box it arrived in was sturdy enough. Other than those small issues, I have no complaints and I LOVE this guitar. I picked up Dunlop strap locks and a new leather/wool padded strap for it. I took it to practice last weekend and we practiced for 3.5 hours. I never put it down. It is a moderately heavy beast of a guitar, but it wasn't so heavy that it made my shoulder or back hurt. If you can, pick one of these up before they sell out of stock. I see that Gibson recently raised the retail price of the EDS-1275 to about $6500!!

         
        5.0

        Great guitar!

        By Bobby G

        from Fredericksburg Va.

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar! Finish on the guitar is stunning! Really can't find a flaw. Beautiful guitar. Action/intonation was very playable right out of the box. Action was a little heavy on the six string but a twist of the bridge post was all it took to make it perfect for me. It came with 10's all around, think I may try it with 9's next string change. It's heavy, so you're not gonna play it all night...unless you sit down...;-) I play in a classic rock cover band and have been covering 12 string parts with a VG Strat which is a great guitar but gets a little cumbersome when changing back and forth from 12 string to 6 string, especially when you use a capo on the 12 string(i.e. hotel California). So when GC offered the special deal on this I had to snag it. Almost 4 grand for the Gibson was just not realistic for me, and I really can't imagine it being tat much better for my needs anyway. So far, I'm very happy with this guitar.

           
          4.0

          End of a Quest

          By Dale

          from Macomb Mich

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Tuning keys needs to be Chrome,not cheap plastic

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

          I have always wanted to combine 6 & 12 string guitars instead of having to switch guitars - finally I decided to buy the 1275 and end my quest - now no more switching and fumbling around !

           
          5.0

          Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck...get one!!

          By Mike

          from Idaho

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

            The clarity and punch of this guitar is stellar and the action is sweet! Set up out of box is fine for most..I will let my tech do a set up though, of course....why not go for perfection!!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great deal on blemished G-1275

            By OleQuijote

            from McKinney, Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

              I had been looking at adding one of these to my collection for a while. Would love to have the Gibson but not at the price. Guitar was in good shape. The electronics sound good. The strings were high off of the fret board, but that was an easy fix.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it

              By Otis

              from Pittsburgh

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

                GC had it from distribution center in 2 days and it's a great piece

                 
                5.0

                I really like this guitar

                By n/a

                from Frederick, MD

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition G-1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar:

                  Ok ok, it looks cool. It plays well and is fun I found out. I like having an electric 12 string. I had a gibson GS-335 but did not like it. THIS I like.

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