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Mark Munchenberg
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

Just picked up a mint 6/12 double neck for a very cheap price. After a few days ownership I am totally in love with this guitar. It came with OHSC and all tags intact.

Here's a nice photo: White Gold!

Does anybody know how many were produced?

Were they popular?

Any famous sightings?


Mark Munchenberg
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   


She's a 2 headed beauty, all righty!

I've seen a number of these come up on ebay...so, Jimmy Page probably helped to sell as many Ibanez copies as the "real deal". (Did your's come with sheet music for Stairway to Heaven?) Of course, the Eagle's live version of Hotel California video probably sparked some interest in these double necks, too.

But your's does look to be in the best shape I've seen. Many I've seen sport the uncovered, zebra colored pups. So, I guess that configuration was standard.

Any idea on the age? Does it have a serial number? How heavy is it? What makes you love it so much.

Here's the pictures of the hang tags that came with it.

super70front,super70front super70back,super70back
Mark Munchenberg
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

Hi John,

Thanks for putting the pictures of the tags up for me. I now have mastered the art of uploading photos myself.

The twin neck is a 1976 model with bolt on necks. The serial# is on the 12 string neck plate.

I have only seen one other of these in Australia which was a '75 cherry. That one had lawsuit headstocks, was clean but not mint. Its price was $1,395. I got mine for $550!!!!

What I like about it is the really clean articulate tone it has. Sustain is also very good, better than some of my set neck models. This guitar really challenges you. Your technique has to be absolutely perfect to avoid muting any strings. You can fret barre chords all the way up the neck without much trouble - the action is nice and low.

It is a heavy beast - I haven't weight it but I'd guess around 12lbs.

All in all its a cool guitar that will really get the punters drooling at my next gig I'm sure.


Mark Munchenberg
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

Further to finding this beauty, I picked up some old Guitar player mags at a garage sale on the weekend.

The April '74 issue had this ad in it:
Double Trouble!

John, you raised the question of pickup covers on these. All photos of twin necks I have seen show the 6 string neck with uncovered pickups, including the catalogue photo on JD's site. However the guitars in this ad all feature covers.

Anyone know the story here?

Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   


I hear/see what you're saying about the pickup covers. The '74 ad is pretty early. Maybe they changed their standard pups later on?

Anyway, here's another one on ebay. The seller says it's got all original parts. Take a look at the pups.


BTW, the white one with the 2 6-string necks is very interesting. I saw one on ebay a while back and thought that it must have been a frankenstein deal. Looks like it was stock, after all!
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

i own six early sg doubles, none of which
have covered pickups on the 6 string side,
including a early model that uses a mini
toggle to switch necks(located between the
bridges. usually the 6 string neck pickups
have a metal case around the pickup but
the pickup face and pole pieces are exposed.

the stable includes early walnut 6/12
burgundy 6/12, white setneck 6/12(i have two
of these, does that make it a quad? instead of
two twins )white 6/6, and a white 4/6 with an
ibanez manufactured bigsby on the 6 side
(non original although the parts are original)
a studio 6/12, and an artist 6/12

anyone have an artwood twin for sale to
complete my collection?
Nigel H
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2001 - 5:21 am:   


I'm interested in the discussions regarding the Ibanez SG style twinnecks. I bought mine in England from my local music shop. It took about twelve months to get it delivered from Ibanez! It's was sold in the UK as a 2402DX and is a 6/12 in ivory. I'm not sure what year it is but somewhere I have the receipt. Does anyone know what its worth? It in immaculate condition apart from one small dent on the back. The neck is the bolt-on type and long ago I replaced the knobs with speed knobs (I think I've still got the originals somewhere).

Can someone explain what the pre-lawsuit headstock is all about


Posted on Friday, March 09, 2001 - 2:52 pm:   


Do a Keyword Search on "double" for messages on double neck guitars. Then do a Keyword Search on "lawsuit". You'll find lots of helpful messages.

Maybe Orval has a good idea on current value?
Mark Munchenberg (Munch)
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2001 - 10:21 pm:   


I've seen these guitars sell in Australia for anywhere between $475 and $1,395 dependent on condition. That roughly 150 - 450 pounds. The worth of the guitar depends on the market you wish to sell in. If you advertise in an isolated regional market the number of buyers and level of knowledge will be low. Therefore the price you can achieve will be low. However, if you advertise to a world wide market, you can ask a high price because collectors and others with the right information will see your guitar and will be prepared to pay a decent amount for it.

Username: Sixvsix

Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 4:43 pm:   

Another dreamer who thinks he has a masterpiece worth thousands:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33043&item=3776953904&r d=1

That's nearly $4000 US dollars for a white 6/12 twin neck.

Why dont these blokes do the research first? It would save everyone soooo much time.


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