In Gigwise.com’s recent rundown of rock’s coolest guitars, Jimmy Page’s iconic Gibson EDS-1275 double-necked guitar took top honors. Originally offered only as a rare, custom-order instrument that paired a standard six-neck with a chiming 12-string fret board, Page’s use of the instrument in Led Zeppelin quickly turned what had largely been a guitar oddity into an instant rock classic. Here’s a look at Page playing the instrument, with and without his legendary band.

In Led Zeppelin’s mid-’70s shows, Page utilized the double-neck to stunning effect on the change-of-pace set pieces, “The Song Remains the Same” and “The Rain Song.” Here are the original Gods of Thunder performing them at Earls Court, 1975.





And here’s Jimmy playing the EDS-1275 in a live instrumental showcase of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” joined at the end by Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton in an ultra-rare reunion of the Yardbirds’ classic trio of guitar gods. Recorded at the ARMS benefit show in December, 1983.