The "Godfather of Heavy Metal" reinvents the 'SG"!

The Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom

Epiphone proudly announces the all-new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom, designed by the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" himself and featuring Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbuckers, a 24-fret Ebony fingerboard, and a beautiful Ebony gloss color finish.

Tony Iommi is every guitar player's hero. He's not just the "lead guitarist" of Black Sabbath. He is Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 but he's been every shredder's idol since Black Sabbath's debut in 1970. For 45 years as the band's heart and soul and the originator of dozens of all-time classic riffs, Tony Iommi has helped to make the "SG" the iconic guitar for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Now, Epiphone presents a one-of-a-kind SG designed exactly to Tony Iommi's specifications.

"This guitar sounds like I want it to sound on stage," said Iommi. "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."

The Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG CustomLegendary SG Power: The original SG dates back to 1960 when it was first released as a replacement for the Les Paul Standard, which went out of production for most of the 1960s. The SG's smooth frets, lightweight body, distinctive "horns" and long scale made it a must-have for lead guitarists like Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, and young Tony Iommi from Birmingham, England.

The Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom: The Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom has a classic-styled SG body made from Mahogany with a gloss Ebony color finish and a 3-layer black/white/black pickguard. The 24.75" scale Mahogany neck has white binding and our popular 1960s SlimTaper™ D-profile that's glued into the body with a deep-set neck joint with a smooth transition heel.

Tony also introduced another first for his all-new signature SG, an Ebony fingerboard with pearloid "Cross" inlays designed by Tony with 24 medium jumbo frets, an adjustable truss rod, and a black graphite nut. The headstock features the famous Epiphone script logo in pearloid along with a 60s era "pineapple" inlay. On the back of the headstock is Tony's signature reproduced in silver silkscreen as well as an Epiphone Limited Edition logo in gold. The truss rod cover is bell-shaped like all classic SGs and Les Pauls.

Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbuckers: For his new Ltd. Ed. signature Epiphone, the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" chose his own Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbuckers for both the lead and rhythm positions. The Tony Iommi Signature Humbucker was Gibson's first Signature Series pickup and features both Alnico II and Ceramic magnets with special windings for an incredible sustain and full-shred tone. Each pickup is fully wax-potted and epoxied for absolute protection against unwanted feedback. Both pickups are powered by SG-style controls with Black "Top Hat" knobs with metal inserts and an Epiphone all-metal 3-way pickup selector with a black toggle cap.

Rock Solid Hardware: As with all Epiphones, the Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom comes with rock solid nickel hardware including a rim-mounted Epiphone Heavy-Duty chrome metal jack plate, premium die-cast machine heads with a 14:1 ratio and Metal Tulip Buttons, and a classic LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge Stopbar tailpiece for incredible sustain and reliability.

Limited Lifetime Guarantee: Each Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom comes with a hand signed Certificate of Authenticity, binder, and photograph. And like every Epiphone, Tony Iommi's Signature SG comes with world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service and Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Write your own chapter of rock history today and check out the Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom at your nearest Authorized Epiphone Dealer.

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The Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom

The Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom

The Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom Specifications:

 

Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™, D-Profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Deep-Set Neck Joint with Smooth Transition Heel
Headstock: "Epiphone" Logo in Pearloid, "Pineapple" Inlay in Pearloid
Headstock Back: "Tonny Iommi" Signature in Silver, "Epiphone Limited Edition" Logo in Silver
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: 2-Layer, Black/White, Bell Shaped, Blank
Nut: Black, Graphite
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Ebony with Pearloid "Cross" Inlays
Frets: 24, Medium-Jumbo
Neck Pickup: Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbucker
Controls: Epiphone All-Metal 3-way Pickup Selector with Black Toggle Cap, Neck Pickup Volume, Bridge Pickup Volume, Neck Pickup Tone, Bridge Pickup Tone
Binding: Fingerboard - 1-Ply (Pure White)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic / Stopbar
Nut Width: 1.68"
Hardware: Nickel
Machine Heads: Premium Die-Cast, 14:1 Ratio, Metal Tulip Buttons
Pickguard: 3-Layer, Black / White / Black
Knobs: Black "Top Hats" with Metal Inserts
Output Jack: Rim-mounted, Epiphone Heavy-Duty with Chrome, Metal Jack Plate
Color: Ebony (EB)
Includes: Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity, Binder with Certificate and Photograph
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime