Gibson unveils the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck
Custom Shop piece is a replica of the GNR guitarist’s original dual-necked axe.
Gibson’s Custom Shop has rolled out the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck. Featuring 12- and six-string necks, this axe is an exact replica of the Guns N’ Roses guitarist’s own dual-neck piece, which he purchased in 1990.
The guitar’s solid mahogany body is decked in an aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish complete with duplicated wear and tear. The body is complemented by two solid mahogany necks – with authentic ’66 medium C profiles – and Indian rosewood fingerboards adorned with split parallelogram inlays.
As for electronics, Gibson has opted for a pair of Custombucker Alnico III’s for each neck. You can sculpt these pups further with Black Top Hat volume and tone knobs.
Rounding out the custom Doubleneck’s features are aged chrome hardware – including an aged chrome tailpiece – as well as double line, metal tulip machine heads.
Only 125 pieces of this special axe will be available worldwide. Each is hand-numbered, signed by Slash and ships with a custom Slash concho guitar strap.
Price TBC. Gibson is now taking pre-orders, and the guitar will be in stores from 1 October. More info at gibson.com.