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2005 Gibson Custom Shop Historic EDS-1275 Double Neck SG Cherry w/ Case, COA & 57 Classic PAFs


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Up for sale, a 2005 Gibson Custom Shop EDS-1275 double neck in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, factory paperwork and COA.

Introduced in 1963, this EDS-1275 boasts the top-tier fit and finish work of Gibson's Custom Shop. An extremely well-crafted and sonically stunning instrument, this double trouble SG offers 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 the 12-string design. The lower neck has plenty of growl and cut as well. The 12-string neck retains its original 57 Classic PAF humbucker pair, while the 6-string neck has a pair of substituted zebra bobbin 57 Classics (the bridge pickup is the 57 Classic+, offering a slight bump in output). The guitar weighs 12lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with low action and optimal intonation.

Both necks have modestly slender C-shaped profile carves at the nut with round shoulders in every register and a gentle increase in overall heft in the higher registers. The 12 string neck profile measures .820" deep at the 1st fret and .999" at the 12th, while the 6 string neck measures a fractionally thicker .830" at the nut, filling out to .990 at the 12th. Both necks feature split parallelogram inlays with medium fretwire that has well-rounded crowns, showing virtually no wear on either neck. The nuts measure 1 11/16" in width, and the headstocks are fitted with original Gibson Deluxe Kluson-style tuning machines. The Custom Shop logo is present on the back of the 12-string neck.

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 chrome hardware is clean as can be, and the plastic parts are very well-kept as well, with faint scuffing across the strum path. The rich Cherry gloss nitro lacquer finish exhibits a few small nicks on the body as a whole and a bit of minor buckle worming central to the back. The gloss finish is flawless on both neck profiles.

The original hardshell case is included, along with the serialized COA and original factory paperwork.