Gibson Unveils New Tony Iommi “Monkey” SG

The "Monkey" SG is based on the heavily-modded 1964 SG Special Iommi used with Black Sabbath throughout the '70s.
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Gibson Tony Iommi “Monkey” SG

Gibson Tony Iommi “Monkey” SG

Gibson has teamed up with legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi to create the Tony Iommi “Monkey” SG.

Based on the heavily-modded 1964 SG Special Iommi used with the heavy metal pioneers throughout the '70s, the "Monkey" SG is aged and features a mahogany body, mahogany set neck build and meticulously reverse-engineered copies of the original guitar's zero fret, stop tailpiece bushings and routing holes. 

The guitar's handmade pickups were wound by an apprentice of late pickup master John Birch.

Each Iommi "Monkey" SG features an exclusive replica of the Sabbath guitarist's silver cross necklace with a coffin case, a replica of Iommi's leather touring guitar strap and a '60s replica case.

The price of the Gibson Tony Iommi “Monkey” SG - which will be produced in a run of 50 instruments, 25 left-handed and 25 right-handed - has not yet been revealed. 

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