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Gibson 6/12 doubleneck

1

Anyone ever had/played one? I heard recent ones are lighter --they have been able to lose 2 pounds or so.

2

I used to have a Mann copy of the classic Sg style gibson doubleneck ..whatever you do don't put mini enclosed tuners on it..Super headstock heavy! I learned the hard way!

3

Some say the Epiphones can be made into decent players... Still I would want the 6 neck ON TOP which is not how they are ever made. However it appears some of the earlier Epi doublenecks were bolt on, so maybe they could be switched.

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For some reason I've always had an aversion to double necks.

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I went through a "doubleneck" phase. I spent some of the Eighties lusting after a Peavey Hydra. I was doing pickup work in different country bands in the middle of the decade, and a Hydra was onstage with Jeff Cook (Alabama) during those years. One of those bands was covering a couple of Alabama numbers per set, so it looked justifiable, and would pay for itself fairly quickly.

My local guy had a Peavey dealership at the time, and bye and by one came in. I went in to check it out as soon as I heard about it. I picked it up, and suddenly, the thought of standing on stage for a couple of hours wearing one of those double necks faded.......

I went back to the Takamine acoustic 12 and Ibanez ST pair I'd been using..

Happily.

Dem suckers is HEAVY

And, oh- it looked a little odd on my 5' 8" frame... Did nothing whatsoever to make me look taller. Quite the opposite, actually.


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