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Alex Lifeson Double Neck
The EDS-1275 As Owned and Played by Alex Lifeson Since 1976
Starting at $7,299
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" axe with undeniable stage presence based on Alex Lifeson's own.
Body
Body
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding:
Weight
Average Weight (body only): 2.72 kg / 6 lbs. 3 oz.
 
Materials Used
Glue:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: EDS-1275
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 3
 
Details
Truss Rod: 2 Truss Rod, One for Each Neck
Profile: Replica of Alex Lifeson Original Neck Profiles
Thickness at Fret 1: Both 6 and 12 String are 2.032 cm / .8"
Thickness at Fret 12: Both 6 and 12 String are 2.54 cm / 1"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs (each neck)
 
Peg Head
Type: EDS-1275
Inlay: None
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: Mortise and Tenon
Type:
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: 1 Each for 6 and 12 String
Material: Corian
Width: 6 String: 4.28 cm / 1.687" 12 String
Slots: E: .6 String 13716 cm / 0.054" 12 String
A: 6 String .10414 cm / 0.041" 12 String
D: 6 String .04826 cm / 0.019" 12 String
G: 6 String .0381 cm / 0.015" 12 String
B: 6 String .03556 cm / 0.014" 12 String

e: 6 String .03048 cm / 0.012" 12 String
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.38 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: Both 6 ad 12 String are 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, Both 6 ad 12 String are 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Paralellogram
Material: Pearloid
Dimensions:
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg (each)
Finishes
Lightly Aged Classic White, Signed by Alex Lifeson
Color Code: ASCW
Surface Texture: Lightly Aged, Signed by Alex Lifeson
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: Walnut
Top: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Binding Scraped by Hand
Lightly Aged Classic White
Color Code: ACW
Surface Texture: Lightly Aged
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: Walnut
Top: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Binding Scraped by Hand
A Guitar as Instantly Recognizable as its Owner
A replica of Alex Lifeson's own 70's 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 literal copy of the guitar that Alex acquired in the mid-1970's 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. 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, and Vapor Trails. Also on others for accent , but I can't recall them all!" Now, in very limited numbers, Gibson Custom is proud to offer the original "two-in-one" axe with undeniable stage presence based on Alex Lifeson's own.
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Custom Bucker S (both 6 and 12 String) 12 String is 4 conductor wire Custom Bucker S (both 6 and 12 String)
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5000-4730 5000-4730
Material of Wire (gauge): #42 Enamel #42 Enamel
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x.68 x .375" 2.61 x.68 x .375"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .190 x .480" .190 x .480"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III
Magnet Position from Nut: 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x .5 x .125" 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities: Nickel Nickel
Cover:
Qfactor: 8.0k 8.5k
ResistanceDC:
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Peak Voltage:
Range: +/- 5% +/- 5%
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
  Lead Tone
Type:
Peak Voltage:
Range:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mf
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: 6 String Schaller Mini, 12 String Schaller Mini
Material: Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 0.25
Plating specs: Chrome Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14800/801/802/803
 
String Dimensions
E: 6 String .11684 cm /46W, 12 String 1.22 cm & .711 cm / 48W & 28W
A: 6 String .09144 cm / .036W, 12 String 1.016 cm & .457 cm / 40W & 18P
D: 6 String .06604 cm /26W, 12 String .762 cm & .305 cm / 30W & 12P
G: 6 String .04318 cm / .017P, 12 String .61 cm & .228 cm / 24W & 9P
B: 6 String .03302 cm / .013P, 12 String .356cm & .356 cm / 14P & 14P
e: 6 String .0254 cm / .010P, 12 String .254 cm & .254 cm / 10P & 10P
 
Bridge
Style: Chrome ABR-1 with Wire Retainer
Material: Nickel Plated
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10045
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.05 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.05 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.05 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.05 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.05 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Chrome Claw
Compensated: No
Material: Steel
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 130-430-11162/63
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: None
Material:
Part Number:
Weight:
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Dunlop Nickel (X3)
Plating Specs: Nickel Plated Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-19919
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: AL 1275 .02BWBWB 45 DEGREE BEVEL
Part Number: 130-430-12126/12127
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black Molded
Part Number: 130-430-19382
 
Knobs
Style: Black Witch Hat w/Silver Inserts
Part Number: 130-430-19979/80
 
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Black SG
Part Number: 130-430-19386
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 130-430-13851/13852
Accessories
Case
Style: EDS-1275
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Alex Lifeson Certificate of Authenticity
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