Joe Walsh’s Gibson EDS-1275 Custom

Joe was seen playing this guitar occasionally in the 70s and the 80s. As is the case with most of Joe’s guitars, not much is known about the back story of this double-neck SG.

From the looks of it, the guitar was either a custom order from Gibson, or Joe had somebody modify it because the lower horn was a lot shorter than on the standard model. This allowed Joe to reach the high frets much more easily.

Photo from Joe's personal Facebook profile reading
Photo from Joe’s personal Facebook profile reading “Playing my twin-neck on stage with the Eagles at the old Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, October 15, 1979 #TBT”

In the late 80s, Joe removed six of the twelve tuners on the bottom portion of the guitar and used both necks as standard six-strings. Around the same time, he also removed the metal pickup covers.

Submitted by: Trevor

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Jim Pittman
Jim Pittman
4 months ago

Getting any information from Gibson on this guitar is impossible, I think Joe had it customized after buying it from Gibson but it was most likely a Custom order as the EDS-1275 was not in the Gibson catalog from 1967-1977 and this was purchased in the early 1970s. Someone needs to document all of Joe’s guitars from his entire career as he has owned so many legendary instruments.