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6 & 12
6 & 12
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Armed with dual magnetic pickups and a piezo bridge, this instrument has an enormous variety of tones available from the active Eclipse blending circuit. The top-loading wooden tailpiece perfectly complements the warm, wooden tone and look of this powerful and unusual electric beast.
After seeing and playing Joe's doubleneck, Neal decided he should get on board with some new customs — in this case, a pair of very exotic Doublenecks. The red guitar is a standard-tuned 6-string, with a locking tremolo and dual humbuckers, combined with a D-tuned Gryphon 12-string up top. Custom wiring including a sustainer and Neal's special circuitry finish it off.
The black guitar takes it even a step further — a 7-string electric neck with locking trem, and a 14-string Gryphon with added low A pair! A custom milled 14-string stop tailpiece is just one of many specially-made or adapted parts that came together to make this guitar happen.
Both instruments have mahogany bodies and necks, killer flame maple tops, and Indian Rosewood fingerboards. Lightweight, easy to handle, and stunning, these guitars are sure to catch the eyes and ears of Journey fans when Neal takes them out for the next tour!
"Amazing Mike" lives in Chicago, and can make music with just about any object you could imagine. Envision someone jumping mid-song from tuned bottles, to dual trumpets (simultaneously!) to guitar behind his head, throw in a kazoo and a rubber band, and you start to get some idea of what he can do. We've never seen or heard anything like him. His incredible talent has landed him spots on Jay Leno and other TV features, as well as a steady gigging and performing schedule.
This killer piece features every option — dual magnetics and a piezo bridge, and a 'drop top' over an arm bevel. We've never been more sure that someone will use every feature and option the guitar has available — he'll probably discover things we didn't even know could be done with it!
On the low-tech side, it sports a gorgeous, heavily quilted maple top with black binding in a deep-red finish, and an ebony fingerboard and bridge with a very custom neck shape. To accommodate his playing style, this guitar was built with a conventional nut (no zero fret). The mahogany body and neck made this always deep-sounding instrument go even deeper.
This instrument is tuned in all-octaves - that is, all 7 courses are a fundamental-octave pair. There are no unison pairs. The strings on this ranged from a .007" 1st octave, to a .095" fundamental. The custom signature decal was a request from the customer.
Scary to look at, scarier to play....scariest to listen to!