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Gibson EBS-1250 & EBSF-1250 Double Neck

Gibson EBS-1250 & EBSF-1250 Double Bass ( 1962 - 1970 )
Double Neck Guitar/Bass

1964 gibson ebsf double neck bassIn the early 60s gibson introduced their first effects pedal under a company called maestro which was a gibson subsidiary .

This pedal was called the FZ-1 fuzz tone pedal , it was an instant success and praised by many electric guitar players because of its

nasty fuzzy tone which was used by the rolling stones and many other 60s rock and roll bands back then .

In 1962 , gibson offered the same fuzz effect as a built in feature in the newly introduced gibson EBSF-1250 double neck bass/guitar

which was the third double neck gibson model guitar after the Eds-1275 & the gibson Ems-1235 .

The ebsf-1250 double bass is a combination of a gibson sg standard six string guitar and a eb-3 electric bass ,

it has an sg shape solid mahogany body, rosewood fingerboards , a built in fuzztone which could be used for the bass and guitar neck , the bass section has 2 eb-3 pickups and the guitar section has 2 humbucking pickups .

The guitar neck is fitted with an sg standard type neck ( 24-3/4" scale ) and the bass neck has an eb-3 neck ( 30-1/2" scale ) , they were available in cherry ,sunburst ,white and black finishes .

( the ebsf-1250 double bass/guitar was also very similar to the gibson eds-1250 double neck guitar except for the built in fuzz tone and the six string bass neck instead of a twelve string guitar upper neck )

in 1964-65 gibson removed the fuzz tone and the model was redesigned as the gibson EBS-1250 until 1970 , these gibson double neck guitars are extremely rare ( under 30 guitars made ).

Vintage Guitar Price Value :
1962 - 1964 > $8500 to $10 500
1965 - 1970 > $6 000 to $8 500

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 2% A Year Since 2000

Prices are according to 4 different vintage guitar price guides and rounded off to the nearest dollar


  1. Anonymous10:20 PM

    I have a vintage double neck (bass and electric) which has the same body shape as the one pictured, but instead has a fender shaped head with the name Gibson on it. Its a great instrument to play.

    I am wondering if anyone might be able to give me some information about it? Why and when did Gibson build guitars with Fender shaped heads? I would really appreciate it.

  2. Anonymous6:04 PM

    These are Gibson Kalamzoo guitars which was a division of Gibson.

    The body and necks were foreign manufactured but they were built with genuine Gibson parts here in the USA...era mid '60's.

    A great and rare guitar.


  3. I am looking to buy one if anyone is willing to sell one

  4. Anonymous6:23 AM

    Geoff The Viking is destined to rock the planet with this instrument. Email me if you have one and do the music world a favour. liersegeoff@hotmail.com

  5. Harley7:43 PM

    does anyone know where i can buy i double neck guitar/bass online? websites, anything. Thanks

  6. I have a Gibson doubleneck (EB3 bass and SG Standard 6-string) Made 1968. Only a few dozen made and this was made for a "name". Much loved, unique instrument and well-used but I'm now too old to hold it on-stage for hours each night. UK-based. There is a picture on my website on my guitars page.