Tone Monster of Rock The Don Felder "Hotel California" EDS-1275
Don Felder "Hotel California" EDS-1275
Frequently named in polls for the “world’s greatest guitar solos”, and listed at #49 in Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, Don Felder and Joe Walsh’s dual guitar solo on the Eagles’ “Hotel California” tapped a searing tone and an atmospheric vibe that still resonate today. To give live renditions their maximum impact, Don Felder has—right from the start—played the hit song on a Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck, performing the haunting 12-string introduction on the guitar's top neck (routed through a Leslie rotating speaker unit) and switching to the lower 6-string neck for the epic soloing duel with Joe Walsh.
To honor this legendary pairing of artist and instrument, Gibson Custom introduces the Don Felder “Hotel California” SG Double Neck guitar, in a strictly Limited Edition with only 50 aged and signed units and 100 aged units produced. The instrument is crafted in the image of Gibson's iconic EDS-1275 Double 12 model, only around 110 of which were produced between 1962-’68, demanding a reissue in 1977, when Felder acquired his example. The Don Felder Double Neck carries all the classic appointments of the era, including four great Gibson PAF-style humbucking pickups (two per neck) on a resonant solid-mahogany body. In addition, however, the guitar also includes custom wiring and modifications that Felder added to his own EDS-1275 to help it suit his live performance needs. All are aged to accurately reflect the look of Felder’s own Gibson Double Neck, while 50 are also signed and numbered by the artist himself. All come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.