Find of the Week: Elliott Sharp's Custom Double-Neck

Famously owned instruments are always fun to find in the pages of Reverb listings, but that excitement nearly doubles if the piece of gear was also some kind of oddball, super specific, custom creation. That’s the case with this week’s find: Elliott Sharp’s custom, headless, double-neck guitar/bass.

This unique specimen was built in 1991 by Doug Henderson and features limba bodies with a flame maple tops married to maple necks with rosewood fingerboards, all naturally finished. If you’ve seen pictures of composer and musician Elliott Sharp or happened to see him perform live with his bands Carbon and Semantics, solo, or with several other acts throughout the ‘90s, it’s likely that you saw this exact instrument in his hands on stage, as he toured with it extensively.

Doug Henderson Custom Double Neck

The bass portion of the double-neck is short-scale, using a 30-inch Fender Mustang neck, for streamlined playability and the guitar below is wired like a Stratocaster, with a 25.5-inch Schecter Strat neck. Distinctively, the guitar features a signature metal deckplate pickguard. The hardware and electronics are all from a mixture of sources from the era, and Sharp recalls that all pickups were sourced from DiMarzio, with a five-way wiring switch for the guitar portion and a three-pay for the P-J bass combo.

For those after a super unique and functional instrument in excellent condition with a famous backstory, this is surely an oddball character worth checking out. See the full listing for a more complete parts breakdown and to make your offer.

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