Tool’s Adam Jones shares sneak peek at a new double-neck Silverburst Gibson EDS-1275

Adam Jones and a Gibson EDS-1275 Silverburst
(Image credit: Adam Jones / Gibson via YouTube)

Adam Jones has taken to social media to share a glimpse of an all-new Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck, which sports the Tool guitarist’s trademark Silverburst finish.

Showcased in a series of Instagram stories, the six- and 12-string combo electric guitar hails from the Gibson Murphy Lab – the brand’s department for producing historically accurate guitars – and looks to be a faithful recreation of the company’s flagship Gibson EDS-1275.

Jones also confirmed the axe wasn’t a custom order, but was instead a one-off creation gifted to him by the Gibson Custom Shop.

“Beautiful 12/6 surprise gift from Cesar Gueikian and Gibson Custom Shop,” wrote Jones in one story. In the second, he tagged Slash – another famed Gibson double-neck wielder – and playfully jibed, “I hope Slash would be a little envious… I’m just kidding.”

Accompanying the two pictures of the Gibson EDS-1275 was a video of Jones leafing through a Certificate of Authenticity.

Now, we don’t imagine this is any hint towards a new Adam Jones signature guitar, though that’s not to say the prog hero doesn’t have a fresh sig in the pipeline. Earlier this year, Jones took to the stage wielding what looked like a potential Flying V signature, which also boasted the Jones-appropriate Silverburst colorway.

It’s a finish that has become synonymous with the the Tool man, whose affinity for his original 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst spawned the creation of a boutique Custom Shop model and – earlier this year – a considerably cheaper Gibson USA version.

An Epiphone version of the single-cut, which has been heavily teased over the past few years, also looks like it will be arriving in the near-future.

It’s been an interesting few weeks for Jones’ guitar collection. Not only has the Tool hero showcased the Murphy Lab double-neck, he was also recently pictured alongside Bernth with his Gibson Les Paul Silverburst, which was fitted with a FOMOfx Virtual Jeff Pro whammy bar.

Tool recently concluded their Covid-delayed world tour, which was initially postponed at the onset of the pandemic. If only Gibson had gifted him the EDS-1275 a few months earlier, we may have footage of Jones playing the double-neck onstage by now...

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Matt Owen

Matt is a 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.