Awesome limited edition reissue of the double neck SG. This was made in the Unsung plant in Korea (December 2000).
A rock and roll legend makes a comeback
Epiphone celebrates the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion with the return of one of its most iconic and original designs, the Ltd. Ed. G-1275 6-string and 12-string Doubleneck. The Ltd. Ed. G-1275 Doubleneck once again makes one of rock’s most iconic instruments available to the world at a price anyone can afford.
The G-1275 is based on the vintage original “1235” Doubleneck that was first produced at the legendary Gibson/Epiphone Kalamazoo, Michigan factory in 1963. It quickly became one of the most sought-after and original guitars in rock. It was not only embraced by British rockers like Pete Townshend of the Who, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, and John McLaughlin but also Elvis Presley and bluesman Earl Hooker. When Epiphone first reintroduced the Doubleneck, it too became a legend thanks to The Flaming Lips. Now, it’s back again with that one-of-a-kind sound at an affordable price.
BODY - Epiphone's Ltd. Ed. G-1275 has a select Mahogany body with a Cherry finish. Both the 12-string and 6-string necks are made from Mahogany and share a 1960s SlimTaperTM shape, a 12" radius and a 25.75" scale. Both necks also feature fingerboards with single layer ivory binding, 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". Machine heads are period-correct “Deluxe” Tulip Button tuners with a pro 18:1 ratio.
ELECTRONICS - The Ltd. Ed. G-1275 isn’t just eye catching, it sounds extraordinary, too. The 12-string half of the G-1275 features an Alnico Classic™ humbucker in the neck position and an Alnico Classic Plus™ humbucker in the bridge position. The 6-string body is powered by an open coil Alnico Classic™ humbucker in the neck and an open coil Alnico Classic Plus™ humbucker at the bridge. Both pickups are controlled by full function Black Speed Knobs for volume and tone that are powered by full-size 500K potentiometers.
HARDWARE - Epiphone has also re-created the one-of-a-kind hardware and pickguard that make the Ltd. Ed. G-1275 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 for pickup selection. 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 tone combinations. The G-1275 Custom features Epiphone’s famous LockTone™ bridge and special ABS style “Claw” tailpieces which yields incredible sustain. The all Nickel hardware also includes Epiphone’s heavy duty ¼” output jack.
NECKS - Epiphone's Ltd. Ed. G-1275 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 25.75" scale. Both necks also feature 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."