1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

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Check out this unique one-of-a-kind vintage Gibson double neck guitar. Enjoy!


1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.
 

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1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.

1962 Gibson EMS-1235 Double Mandolin Double Neck guitar. Custom one off one-of-a-kind.
 

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Very cool. Is that damage from termites?
 

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INCREDIBLE!!!!!

thank you for sharing this Eric!

is there any deeper story to share?

was it for a performer or hobbyist? did it stay with one family its whole life?

its glorious!
 

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is there any deeper story to share?

was it for a performer or hobbyist? did it stay with one family its whole life?
Would appear it was never really played. I suspect it actually shipped in the LATE 1960's.
 
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No damage. The PAF rout on the 4-string neck was hand chiseled out!
That explains some of it but I was talking about the piles of 50 year old dust in the corners of that routing job.
 

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Another one of these? Yawn.

Just kidding, Eric. This was a real treat to see. Thanks for sharing!
 

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That explains some of it but I was talking about the piles of 50 year old dust in the corners of that routing job.
You will notice some anomalies in the other photos. White paint in one of the toggle switches? Buffing compound in the pickup ring? Remains of four ground wires? Obvious signs of touch up? Two pickups...but also two toggle switches?

The truss rod covers point to this guitar being shipped much later than the TWO serial numbers on it suggest. My personal opinion is that the guitar got damaged because of the wiring harness issues....as a result....it sat around the factory as late as the early 70's.

What you see in the pickup cavity appears to be mostly wood, not dust. :thumb:
 

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Pretty cool Eric,

It's from a GIG Street Music calendar, and it says Gibson only sold 44, calendar states it is a 1958.
 

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You will notice some anomalies in the other photos. White paint in one of the toggle switches? Buffing compound in the pickup ring? Remains of four ground wires? Obvious signs of touch up? Two pickups...but also two toggle switches?

The truss rod covers point to this guitar being shipped much later than the TWO serial numbers on it suggest. My personal opinion is that the guitar got damaged because of the wiring harness issues....as a result....it sat around the factory as late as the early 70's.

What you see in the pickup cavity appears to be mostly wood, not dust. :thumb:
Oooohhhh, yeah, that is the “dust” I was referring too. That piece is definitely ann odd bird, never seen anything like it.
 

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You will notice some anomalies in the other photos. White paint in one of the toggle switches? Buffing compound in the pickup ring? Remains of four ground wires? Obvious signs of touch up? Two pickups...but also two toggle switches?

The truss rod covers point to this guitar being shipped much later than the TWO serial numbers on it suggest. My personal opinion is that the guitar got damaged because of the wiring harness issues....as a result....it sat around the factory as late as the early 70's.

What you see in the pickup cavity appears to be mostly wood, not dust. :thumb:
hmmm, double post for some reason.
 

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Are those standard PAF's with four hole covers?

Amazing instrument Eric. Thanks for posting these. :applause::applause::applause:
 


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