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    Because Two Necks Are Better Than One

    By HC News |






    NASHVILLE, TN (December 21, 2015) – Gibson Custom has announced the release of the Alex Lifeson Double Neck guitar, a hand-crafted replica of the iconic guitarist’s 70’s Gibson Double Neck that can be heard on Rush tracks including “Xanadu” and “Vapor Trails.”  Created in close collaboration with Lifeson, the limited run of 100 EDS-1275s includes 25 that are personally signed by the iconic axeman. 


    After Lifeson acquired the 70’s Gibson Double Neck in 1976, it became a regular fixture on the road with him for Rush’s A Farewell to Kings tour from 1977 to 1983.  The guitar has been with him ever since, making multiple appearances both on stage and in the studio.  The new Gibson Custom model meticulously replicates the original, created with an in-depth digital analysis of the original neck profile and a hands on study of the guitar’s tone and wear. 




    The Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Double Neck features a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish in Arctic White that is gently aged to mirror the original.  12-string or 6-string play can be easily accessed with a mini toggle selector and the guitar includes Custom Bucker pickups.  The intricate replication brings to live the undeniable stage presence of Lifeson’s original “two-in-one” axe. 


    For more information and hi-res images of the Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Double Neck, please visit www.gibson.com/press.



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    I have a school friend that has been the biggest RUSH fan since our High School days in the late 70's. He purchase a white Gibson double neck back in HS. He had some kind of job working on a farm during the weekend, but to me 1000 dollars back in the late 70's, might as well have been 100,000 dollars. I had a chance to play his Gibson double neck many times. It was very nice, however it weighed a ton. 

    I believe he sold it many years ago. If I was to hit the lottery this weekend, I will purchase a signed one for him. and deliver it to his home in  the southern Berkshires.





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