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    Jimmy Page Double-Neck Replica Being Produced

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    Rare Led Zeppelin guitar available again

    Jimmy Page's double neck is back after 36 years
    15.Mar.07 3:55pm

    The iconic famous double neck guitar used by Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page is to be manufactured again after 36 years.

    The guitarist has teamed-up with Gibson to replicate his original EDS-1275 which he used throughout the 1970s.

    Up to 25 limited edition replicas have been designed, each of which will feature Page's signature on the rear of the headstock, plus a certificate of authenticity signed by the guitarist.

    It will also come with a Led Zeppelin DVD box set and a copy of a private interview with Page.

    "After knowing that 'Stairway (To Heaven)' was going to have to be recorded live and the fact it was recorded with 12 strings acoustic and electric, I needed something which could reflect the pacing of that song," said Page of his decision to use the unlikely looking instrument. "That song dictated the fact that I played the Gibson double neck and from then on it became iconic."

    Only 25 replicas will be made available from March 18 at a retail price of $33,500 (£17,310).

    A further 250 vintage Original Spec Signature Double Necks are also being made available which will not feature the signature on the headstock, and cost between $10,000 (£5,200) and $12,000 (£6,200).

    For more information go to Gibson.com.
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    The replica business is becoming big business. People will pay a lot of money for something "collectible." (Will they hold their value or increase in value? Can anyone venture a guess?)

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    To me this stuff is overpriced and targeted at very high-end individuals; these things can only go down in value, as they're not the actual guitars that people used - to me, that's what really defines it as having some intrinsic value above and beyond the cost of materials and labor to put it together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darthadv View Post
    To me this stuff is overpriced and targeted at very high-end individuals; these things can only go down in value, as they're not the actual guitars that people used - to me, that's what really defines it as having some intrinsic value above and beyond the cost of materials and labor to put it together.
    It's not something I completely understand. I'm crazy about the guitar; I love playing them, listening to others play them, learning about them, assembling/building them, picking which one(s) I'm going to use at each gig or in the studio, keeping up with what other players are doing with their guitars, etc. To me the guitar is a very FUNCTIONAL thing. I don't buy guitars to COLLECT them--I buy them to PLAY them. Some of my guitars are rare and--if kept in good condition--will increase in value. You know what? I still play them! I guess I kind of get the fan/investment thing. It would drive me crazy having a guitar I couldn't play, though; and it would be crazy to play it. No thanks for me on the replicas. I'm just fine with my AFFORDABLE, playable guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    It's not something I completely understand. I'm crazy about the guitar; I love playing them, listening to others play them, learning about them, assembling/building them, picking which one(s) I'm going to use at each gig or in the studio, keeping up with what other players are doing with their guitars, etc. To me the guitar is a very FUNCTIONAL thing. I don't buy guitars to COLLECT them--I buy them to PLAY them. Some of my guitars are rare and--if kept in good condition--will increase in value. You know what? I still play them! I guess I kind of get the fan/investment thing. It would drive me crazy having a guitar I couldn't play, though; and it would be crazy to play it. No thanks for me on the replicas. I'm just fine with my AFFORDABLE, playable guitars.
    ditto to both you guys. I only keep what I play, no disire to collect. maybe if I was loaded ass rich, I would pick up some famous signed gems now and then, but never a replica... at any price over "normal" value
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    My problem with this replica craze is that for me it cheapens the aura of the originals. For me, the aura of the Frankie is not the same anymore. Everywhere I turn I see some kind of replica. Whether it's these unbelievable new models that Ed displayed at NAMM or it's the Charvel models in all three styles, there's just too much of it now. I never know anymore if I'm looking at Ed with the actual Frankie or a replica, and that's what I hate.
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    i'm the same way.

    maybe even a bit more extreme in that I would like to move into designing my own double neck based on the wolf standard.

    the epiphone doubleneck is a fairly decent guitar and very very afordeable to boot. pretty good sound, i might get one of those one day just for kicks.

 

 

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