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.