Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Laurel Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Vintage Cherry :
Harness the Genesis of the Metal Riff
Ever wonder where heavy metal came from? We'll give you a hint: Tony Iommi. And now, thanks to the Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special, you can own a piece of metal history. Dubbed "Monkey," this proto-metal machine is a spot-on re-creation of the actual axe Father Iommi used to create metal's first guitar riffs. This solidbody electric guitar is built around a resonant mahogany body, with an Indian laurel-capped mahogany neck that's ultra-easy on your fingertips (or lack thereof). The Iommi SG Special comes loaded with chrome-covered Epi Pro P-90 pickups, teeming with enough high-output single-coil bite to drive you insane. You also get high-quality CTS pots and Orange Drop capacitors. The Epi Tony Iommi SG Special sports an adjustable wraparound bridge, black witch hat knobs, and Grover Rotomatic tuners. It also comes complete with a static cling reproduction of Tony's "Monkey" sticker and a hardshell case.
The original heavy metal riff machine
The Iommi SG Special is a painstaking re-creation of Tony's cherished mid-1960s SG Special, a.k.a. "Monkey." This solidbody electric guitar is the axe that started it all — the genesis of the metal riff. This SG Special became Iommi's primary instrument during the recording of Black Sabbath's eponymous 1970 debut, after his spray-painted white axe bit the electric funeral pyre, and it was deployed on all of Black Sabbath's classic '70s-era recordings. The Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special is a spot-on reproduction of the original "Monkey," sporting chrome-covered P-90 single-coil pickups, an adjustable wraparound tailpiece, and a head-turning vintage cherry finish.
Epiphone P-90 Pro pickups
We have many fiercely loyal P-90 fans here . These guitarists know that P-90 pickups offer a unique tonal palette that is distinct from — and complements — humbuckers and traditional single-coils. Epiphone's P-90 Pro soapbars are heavily inspired by Seth Lover's original designs. These pickups are super-versatile and supply their own brand of grit — a bit brighter, leaner, and less refined than a humbucker, and almost as hot. So, plug the Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special into a treble booster, crank your amp, play a few ominous tritones, and brace yourself: thunderclouds will roll, seas will shiver, and winds will moan. With the Iommi SG Special, you'll finally achieve the classic Sabbath tone you've been aiming for.
Comfortable rounded neck carve
Comfort and playability were among Epiphone's primary concerns when they designed the Tony Iommi SG Special. You’ll be delighted by how this guitar's rounded neck profile comfortably fills your hand in just the right way. What's more, this beefy neck offers more resonance and sustain than a rocket engine burning fuel into the night sky.
Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special Electric Guitar Features:
- Spot-on reproduction of Tony Iommi's "Monkey" SG Special
- Mahogany body yields resonance by the truckload
- Rounded mahogany neck with 22-fret Indian laurel fingerboard
- Chrome-covered Epi Pro P-90 single-coil pickups serve up sinister proto-metal riffage
- 2 volume and 2 tone knobs handwired with CTS pots and Orange Drop capacitors
- Period-correct adjustable wraparound bridge
- Super-stable Grover Rotomatic tuners with contemporary-style buttons
- Eye-grabbing black witch hat knobs and black pickguard
- Comes with a static cling reproduction of Tony's "Monkey" sticker and a hardshell case
|Epiphone Guitar Style||Les Paul|
|Guitar Body||Solidbody Guitars|
|Guitar Types||Electric Guitar|
|Left / Right handed||Right Hand guitar|
|Number of Strings||6|
Epiphone EIGCTIMSCHNH1 Tony Iommi SG Special Electric Guitar - Vintage Cherry - Include Hard Shell Case
- Brand: Epiphone
- Product Code: EIGCTIMSCHNH1
- Availability: In Stock