Up for sale, a 1990's Burny RSG-140JP Jimmy Page model double neck electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. A faithful Japanese-made iteration of Gibson's EDS-1275, this Burny model’s “JP” suffix refers to Jimmy Page, the artist largely responsible for the iconic double neck’s fame.
Produced in Japan by Fernandes under their Burny brand, the RSG-140JP is an extremely well-crafted and sonically stunning instrument, offering an upper 12 string neck and lower 6 string neck with a solid mahogany set neck construction. The tone from the upper neck is chiming yet warm, with an overall tonal breadth not afforded many 12 strings. The pickups offer muscle and meat while not overshadowing the top end chime inherent in a 12 string design. The lower neck has plenty of six string growl and cut as well, and all four humbuckers have vintage-spec output, with an open and not overly compressed tone. The guitar weighs 10lbs 11oz, freshly restrung with D'addario strings and dialed in for slinky action and optimal intonation.
Both mahogany necks have medium C shaped profile carves with good shoulder and fairly consistent depth as you travel up the bound rosewood fretboards. The 12 string neck profile measures .835" deep at the 1st fret and .945" at the 12th, while the 6 string neck measures a slightly thicker .840" at the 1st fret and .950” at the 12th. Both necks feature split parallelogram inlays on the rosewood fretboards, with medium jumbo fretwire that has well-rounded crowns and shows virtually no wear on either neck. The scales are 24 3/4“ in length, the nuts measure 1 11/16" in width, and the headstocks are fitted with original Kluson-style tuning machines with greened keystone buttons.
All of the electronics work as intended, with the three-way toggle between the necks governing pickup selection, and the toggle on the treble side body horn switching between the necks. The nickel plating on the hardware shows moderate patina, and the ABR-1 style bridges feature retainer wires and “Made in Japan” embossed text on the undersides. Plastics include the original black speed knobs and black four-play pickguards. Cosmetic wear is limited to light scuffs in the pick path and faint marks mostly relegated to the lower bout body edge. The 12 string neck has a few minuscule marks on the proifle that are not distracting to the palm while fretting, while the 6 string neck has a pristine smooth gloss finish.
The original black tolex hardshell case with form-fit blue plush interior is included.