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    New 18-String Guitar

    FedEx brought another addition to my cheap guitar collection yesterday. The parts are Asian, and best I can tell, this "brand" is some guy in Alabama who's importing kits, assembling them, then adding a logo on the headstock that says "Cozart - Custom Hand Made". Yeah, right. Nonetheless, the neck, body, tuners, and frets are plenty serviceable, but as expected, the pickups are junk. I can fix that pretty easily for about $60 - $100 and end up with a fun toy - including a pretty decent hardshell case - for about $300 (or less).



    I put new strings on it last night, and despite the junky pickups, it'll get its first trial run on two or three songs tomorrow at a gig at a local sports bar & grill. (Expecting a secret Family Woodworking guest at the gig, too...more on that later.)
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    Neat! I wonder what those two heads/necks are saying to each other. Does one have an inferiority complex? String envy? Don't let 'em fight. You'll have a tough time separating them.

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    Never seen a two-necked guitar before. That looks Cool. Congrats!
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    Mohammad, double neck guitars have been around for quite a while, but they're not real common. They even make some with more than two necks. I figured this one was a bit of overkill, though:



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    Sweet looking guitar(s), looks to be a Gibson EDS-1275 replica?

    Looks like you can get kits unfinished, nice that you got one assembled.

    Darren

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    Yep, I suspect that's the kit. I got this one on eBay for less than what the kits are selling for. It's a "sort of" copy of the EDS-1275, but I think the necks are closer together on this one. These necks are so close together that I can't use a string winder on 9 of the 18 tuning keys. I can't tell you how many years it's been since I wound new strings on a tuner without a string winder.
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    Heck. I couldn't play it even if it only had one string.

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    Enjoy,
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    In the 1950's a country picker, Joe Maphis always played a double neck guitar, but his top neck was a octave neck I believe, instead of a 12 string.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0yOSa28ldU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJtyEhP3AOM
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    Cool...I never knew Joe Maphis played a double neck. And you're right, the upper neck is an octave higher. (And man, you can sure see times have changed...you don't see a lot of grown men kissing young boys on the lips at the end of a song on TV these days.)

    Here's a couple of more modern examples of a double neck in action...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOemwDVBlqE


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dyw6LZpSOA
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    Oh man very cool and both very cool songs, i really enjoyed hearing them and seeing them played. Thanks Vaughn. Well you now building the pressure in the cooker to see a new You tube of you on stage when you have mastered playing this new gear.
    cheers

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