Since its introduction back in 1960, the iconic SG guitar has made its way into the hands of many famous musicians, but maybe none so inspirational than the legendary Tony Iommi, "The Godfather of Heavy Metal". As the lead guitarist of Black Sabbath, Tony and the band shook music to its core, and gave birth to what we know as heavy metal today. Now, Epiphone and Tony Iommi have reinvented the SG to create a one-of-a-kind heavy metal machine designed exactly to Tony's own specifications.
Here's what Tony had to say about the Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom; "This guitar sounds like I want it to sound on stage. I play it at home in the studio as well. It uses my signature pickups, which we worked on for quite a while over the years. It's got a great fretboard with a really nice feel. And, it's just a really classy looking guitar."
Legendary SG Looks and Feel
The Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom keeps the distinctive SG style and shape that made it famous. The classically styled body of the SG is built from Mahogany, which boasts a lightweight yet sturdy guitar, and is glossed with an Ebony finish that makes the SG Custom even more mighty. A three layer black/white/black pickguard is also fitted to the body of the guitar to not only protect your finish, but to add an extra layer of intricacy and style.
Every player wants to be comfortable whilst playing their guitar, so the Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom is fitted with Epiphone's popular 1960's SlimTaper D-profile neck, which promotes speed, accuracy, and most of all comfort. The fingerboard is built from sleek and smooth Ebony and features 24 Medium-Jumbo frets helping to hit all the right notes. Tony has also left his mark on the fingerboard of the Signature SG Custom by adding unique pearloid "Cross" inlays, which certainly stand out and beef up the look.
The Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom uses a heavy duty headstock which features premium die-cast machine heads with a 14:1 ratio to offer the best tuning accuracy, and even features Tony's own signature on the back of the headstock. The Signature SG Custom also uses a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge Stopbar and tailpiece for incredible sustain and reliability.
Roaring Signature Pickups
Specifically chosen and designed by Tony himself, the Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom is equipped with Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbuckers in both the lead and rhythm positions. These signature pickups feature both Alnico II and Ceramic magnets to provide the player with incredible sustain and a roaring tone that should easily help you replicate the hard rock Sabbath sound.
Both pickups are wax-potted to keep unwanted feedback to an absolute minimum, and are controlled by classic-style SG "Top Hat" knobs which give you volume and tone controls for each pickup. The Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom also features an Epiphone all-metal 3-way pickup selector to switch up your sound.
If you like the look of the Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom then you might not want to wait around. This amazing signature is limited, and only 2,000 will be put into production. Each Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom comes with a hand signed certificate of authenticity, along with a binder and photograph. And as with every Epiphone, the Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom comes with Epiphones Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Epiphone Ltd Ed Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany No. of Frets 24 Fingerboard Material Ebony Pickup Configuration HH Bridge LockTone Tune-o-matic / Stopbar Position Inlays Pearloid Cross Pickguard 3-Layer Black/White/Black Tuners Nickel Pickups 2 x Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbuckers Controls Volume 1
Pickup Switching 3-Way Pickup Selector Finish Ebony
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