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Section in Electric Guitars on Double necks[edit]

I suggest that the section on double neck guitars in Electric_guitar#Types of electric guitar be moved here

it's unconventional to merge a section with an article. it should read "main article- double neck guitar". i'll clean it up and remove the template. Joeyramoney 22:14, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Playing Both Necks[edit]

Apparently there are some people who actually play both necks at once, usually focusing on classical piano music, or other scores that would utilize more than one neck. I've found at least three people who play two guitar necks at once, and one of them uses a double neck guitar for the feat. The following people are (along with webpages and samples of their playing):

Adam Fulara ( he plays a double neck guitar

Zack Kim ( he plays two separate guitar necks at once

Stanley Jordan he plays two separate guitar necks OR plays one guitar neck with both hands

I don't have the expertise to properly investigate the actual useage of both necks on a double neck guitar, and these three individuals are all I could find in terms of this style of play. According to Stanley Jordan's wikipedia article, he invented the technique all three of them are using. I think that at least Adam Fulara should be mentioned in the double neck guitar article, and all three (along with anyone else people can dig up who plays like this) should either be mentioned in the double neck article or the main guitar article. What do you say? 22:25, 7 Jan 2007

Dan ar Bras played both necks at once on "The Sea's Lamentation". (talk) 09:09, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Michael Angelo Batio[edit]

Not once has Michael Angelo Batio Played a Double Neck. He Plays a Double AXE. I will remove his name from the list promptly.

6 string electric and 6 string acoustic[edit]

I distinctly remember seeing and playing a double-necked guitar that combined a 6 string electric and 6 string acoustic. I do not see that type mentioned in this article though. -- (talk) 19:22, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Slash & Paul Gilbert[edit]

Slash gibson double neck.jpg

Yes, the list in the article is not the best we could have, and I tried to include some references some time ago. Before there were none at all. I don't know why Slash is being removed all the time since he played several songs, most notable "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and other GN'R songs as well as some with Velvet Revolver. Additionally he didn't only use the classic Gibson, but also this one. Paul Gilbert is quite famous for his Ibanez signature doublenecks.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] --Avant-garde a clue-hexaChord2 23:09, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

I think their use is still just use. Not notable use. Joe Walsh could probably be removed from this list as well as his use was infrequent and not near to the notability of Felder's. There are a few more players who could be removed from this list. It is already too long. Modern era players who are notable for their double neck use are pretty easy to think of. Players like Page, Junior Brown, Rick Neilson, Pete Townshend, Alex Lifeson, Rik Emmett and John McLaughlin all spring to mind first as the most well known double-neck players. Michael Hedges is one player who probably ranks up near the top along with those guitarists but he has never been added. There are several early era country players who made extensive use of customized multi-neck guitars that incorporated banjo or mandolin or fat Dobro necks in order to play their styles of music. The list on this page only names a couple of them. Players like Merle Travis could easily be added in once a few more are removed. Players like Slash and Gilbert and Sanchez and Morello are more novelty players rather than anything else. Fair Deal (talk) 02:43, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Your telling me that Buckethead is a notable user, more so than Slash, get real. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ancientmarineruk (talkcontribs) 22:32, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Doubleneck Basses[edit]

I edited the doubleneck bass entry - doublenecks with both bass and guitar necks are actually substantially more common than purely bass doublenecks, and not more rare. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:18, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Multi-neck guitars[edit]

Considering that guitars are now made with so many more necks than two, I would suggest changing the title of the article to "Multi-neck Guitar", and having searches for "double neck guitar," "triple neck guitar," etc. redirect there.

Also, the article states that guitars have been made with three, four, and five necks. In fact guitars have also been made with -six- necks, and the article should probably be updated to reflect this: —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stierscheisse (talkcontribs) 21:37, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

That better? Ian.bjorn (talk) 05:07, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

I just changed the title, as just now I realized my power to move page titles. I did. I.P. (talk) 23:29, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Works for me. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:22, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Lawsuit Guitars[edit]

As regards the the "citation needed" label for the Ibanez 'Lawsuit' guitars, info can be found at: I have added the citation to the page. Highonhendrix (talk) 05:12, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Elvis Presly[edit]

Regarding Elvis in the "Notable users" I think we need some citation. I don't recall Elvis ever using a Double Necked Guitar. (Dofis (talk) 08:34, 21 November 2009 (UTC))

moved from main article[edit]

(moved from main article)

 These have been around longer than you realise, an early player can still be seen on Youtube, if you seek : Country Joe Maphis, who was a good east coast based crossover country player . 
 He backed many acts and played alongside Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Rick Nelson and Eddie Cochran amongst others, on the now famous Hadley Town Hall Partys. ( see these also on youtube)      
These were staged country shows televised to the public one evening a week in the late 1959 and the early 1960's. 
 Country Joe Maphis is reputed to have had one of the the first widely seen double guitars, if not the original double neck made for him, with his own name inlaid in full across both necks of the guitar, to advertize himself. Nothing is new in rock and roll.
 He was a very proficent guitarist in his own right and has reputedly cut one of the fastest guitar songs of all time. 
 He also supported acts like the Collins Kids, where Larry Collins (type : his name and Early American on Youtube) can still be seen in black and white footage playing as a thirteen year old alongside or duelling with Country Joe Maphis on his very own double neck guitar, which Joe is supposed to have taught him to play at eight years old. . Both guitars appear to be a double six string.

Rik Emmet of Triumph Sources: Youtube —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:53, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Notable Users[edit]

I just re-alphabatized the list of "notable users", which, BTW, seems to be growing uncontrollably. I've never heard of a few of these people, and references would be welcome for those that don't already have them. Also, I'd like to suggest that a "notable user" of a multi-neck guitar isn't simply someone otherwise notable who happened to use a multineck instrument once, or even a couple of times, but rather someone who is notable for using such an instrument either exclusively, regularly, or at least frequently in their performances. Accordingly, I've removed Elvis from the list. If someone feels strongly enough to put him back on, I'm OK with that, so long as a reference is also provided. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:36, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Well someone seems to be clueless on the concept of alphabetizing, because the list is all jumbled up again. Really, it would be far more useful if it had /some/ kind of organization. Alphabetizing is the simplest, but it could also be by type of multi-neck instrument, or by genre, or whatever. Anyway, someone else can tackle that; I'm not going to spend the time to do it over just so someone can revert it again. I still think that the list is far too long. The purpose of the article is "multineck guitars," not "multineck guitarists". A short list of maybe a dozen notable users in different genres would be more appropriate here, with a link to a more comprehensive list elsewhere. Perhaps some of those who keep adding to the list here would care to take on the task of creating a separate, more comprehensive article on "multineck guitarists"?
What about Grady Martin? For his general notability, see his Wikipedia entry, but according to this article at, he was playing double-neck «ordinary» guitar (as opposed to a lap steel) even a couple of years before the more famous Joe Maphis. See also my below suggestion on a history section. Zeus Scrofa (talk) 11:26, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Changed the formatting so this unruly list doesn't take up so much space, at least for most readers with web browsers. — ℜob C. alias ÀLAROB 16:08, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

A history section, and including lap steel «doublenecks» starting from pre-WWII[edit]

There is no real history section in the article. I was browsing around searching for one, and found this overview. It seems that in the history of the electric guitar, the multi-neck made its way in by way of multi-«neck» lap steels, from which the developments by way of country artists like Grady Martin (whom I have suggested including also for historical notability, see above) and Joe Maphis appears to be a reasonable next step forward. Zeus Scrofa (talk) 11:26, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Good start. Might be worth mentioning older instruments, like the theorbo, with more than one "course" of strings if not more than one neck.
The image at the top of the article illustrates a guitar from the 1600s with two attached bodies, not just two necks atached to the same body. This could use some narrative. — ℜob C. alias ÀLAROB 16:27, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Notable multi-neck guitar users section doesn't render correctly in FFox with non-default zoom[edit]

Using Firefox 20.0.1, if you zoom in 3 notches (Ctrl-0, then Ctrl-+ 3 times), the text and images in the Notable multi-neck guitar users section get all jumbled together. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 17:31, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Add new Double neck Guitar player[edit]

see pictures in — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:15, 5 October 2013 (UTC)