It’s based around the guitar legend’s heavily-modified 1964 Gibson SG Special – nicknamed Monkey – the instrument that was at the centre of Sabbath’s crushing sound which helped create the metal genre.
The Tony Iommi SG Special is available to buy in Vintage Cherry and comes in both left and right-handed variants. It features mahogany body, bound mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, a Graph Tech nut, Grover Rotomatic tuners and chrome-covered P-90 pickups.
As if that wasn’t enough, the custom case also features Iommi’s famous Monkey sticker.
Iommi says: “Recently, I was invited to Nashville by Cesar Gueikian and JC Curleigh, who I must tell you are so enthusiastic and passionate. I had the opportunity to go to the Gibson factories, meet the people that work there, and I saw how dedicated they all are to the craft.
“There’s no stopping Gibson, which is great for all of us guitar players and I am pleased to now be able to share this SG guitar with a wide audience.”
Gibson Brands’ EU head of marketing and cultural influence, Lee Bartram adds: “Tony Iommi is the true definition of a musical pioneer and as the architect of the heavy metal movement, he deserves to be celebrated at every opportunity.
“With this guitar, Gibson USA has created the ultimate tribute to an icon resulting in a very cool Gibson SG suitable for all genres of music.”
Gibson have released a video showing the new SG Special, which also features Iommi talking about his introduction to Gibson. Check it out below. The guitar is now available to purchase and is priced at $2399.
(Image credit: Gibson)
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- Black Sabbath - Paranoid - UK - 7" picture disc - £50.00, $61.00, €58.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 08-Dec-2022 09:19)on December 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm
BLACK SABBATH Paranoid (1982 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including the classic Iron Man, clear PVC sleeve NEP1)
- Black Sabbath - Never Say Die! - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Nov-2022 15:16)on December 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm
BLACK SABBATH Never Say Die! (1983 UK issue of the 1978 9-track vinyl LP on the orange Vertigo label, their eighth studio album and the last to feature Ozzy Osbourne on vocals [until 2003] including the singles Hard Road and the title track. The glossy picture sleeve has a little light wear mostly to the edges whilst the vinyl remains excellent with only minor signs of play PRICE9)
- Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy + Insert - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £55.00, $67.10, €63.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Nov-2022 15:33)on December 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm
BLACK SABBATH Technical Ecstasy (1976 UK first issue 8-track vinyl LP on the Vertigo 'spaceship' label with 'Mely's' hand scratched in the run-out groove. The picture sleeve remains off white and in excellent condition with minor shelfwear andthe rare lyric insert has a little foxing but the vinyl has minimal signs of play)
- Black Sabbath - Never Say Die! - Matt Sleeve - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 02-Nov-2022 15:35)on December 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm
BLACK SABBATH Never Say Die! (1978 UK Vertigo 'spaceship' label 9-track LP, the eighth studio album by English rock band, this example has a matt picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light wear mostly to the edges & some light foxing, whilst thevinyl shows only light evidence of play)
- Black Sabbath - Sabotage - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £65.00, $79.30, €75.40 (New Item) (arrived 02-Nov-2022 15:47)on December 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm
BLACK SABBATH Sabotage (Rare 1975 UK first issue 8-track LP with black & silver design with 'Nems Records & Tapes' logo & '9119 001' catalogue number, their sixth studio album including Hole In The Sky & Symptom Of The Universe, housed in theoriginal textured picture sleeve with the same catalogue number on the spine & the back. The sleeve is graded as VG with some notable shelf wear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with minor signs of play)