Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson
A replica of Alex Lifeson‘s own ’70s Gibson Double Neck, crafted in close collaboration with the Artist. This limited run of 100 EDS-1275‘s is a replica of Alex’s famous Farewell to Kings Double Neck.
Based on hands-on analysis and digital scans of the original’s neck and body profiles, each one is a precise re-creation of the guitar that Alex acquired in the mid-1970s and one that would go on to become a visual and tonal icon.
“I acquired this (white) one in 1976, along with a cherry one, which I later gave to Gordie Johnson,” said Lifeson. “It’s been with me ever since, playing a constant role in the Farewell to Kings tour between 1977 and 1983, then again from 1991-1996, primarily for the song ‘Xanadu‘.
It was used to record the songs ‘Xanadu‘, ‘Something for Nothing‘, ‘Vapor Trails’ and others.” Now, in very limited numbers, Gibson Custom is proud to offer the original “two-in-one” Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson axe with undeniable stage presence based on Alex Lifeson‘s own.
The Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson comes with a mahogany body and a maple neck. It has no weight relief and weights around 6 lbs, both necks profile are a replica of Alex Lifeson original neck profiles, the Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson also comes with a Corian nut, 22 frets and a rosewood, 12″ radius, fingerboard, all this for both necks.
The Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson has paralellogram, made of pearloid, inlays, comes with Custom Bucker S pickups for both 6 and 12 strings necks. The Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson comes in only one finish, Lightly Aged Classic White, and also you have the change to get it signed by Alex Lifeson himself if you wish although you better hurry up because there are only 25 Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson signed out of 100 of this guitars made.
The Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson comes with Schaller Mini tunning machines for both 6 and 12 strings, a Chrome ABR-1 with Wire Retainer bridge and a Chrome Claw tailpiece. Finally, the Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson comes with a EDS-1275 black hard shell case.
Characteristics of the Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson:
- Double Neck Construction: The classic Gibson Double Neck guitar
- Finish: Gibson’s classic hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish in Arctic White
- Alex Lifeson Neck Profile: Neck profile digitally scanned to match Alex’s own
- Mini-Toggle Selector: Instant access to 6- or 12-string Play
- Limited Edition: First 25 signed and played by Alex Lifeson
- Pickups: Custom Buckers
- Aging: Gently aged to match the original guitar
Of course, nothing that we or a video can say will be better than going to your local music shop and see and feel and test a Gibson Double Neck Alex Lifeson by yourself, nothing can be better than your own judgement. With our review, we try to help you make a decision but we always advise you to try the guitar by yourself before buying.
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