What the heck is going on with these double-neck guitars?

Walmart Busuyi double-neck guitar
(Image credit: Busuyi Guitars)

Double-neck guitars are nothing new. Indeed, some of modern music’s biggest electric guitar heroes have all dabbled with doubles, which are effectively expanded guitar designs that provide the user unfiltered access to both six-string and 12-string configurations.

One thing that unites all these historic exploits is the double-neck itself: whether it’s a vintage Gibson EDS-1275 or a budget-friendly alternative, the overall design usually remains the same. Namely, a six-string neck is often positioned directly below and in line with a 12-string fretboard, which sits in the user’s natural strumming position.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.