Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special

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This went up yesterday. https://www.long-mcquade.com/295476...mmi-SG-Special-with-Case---Vintage-Cherry.htm

Nothing too special (heh), but the price point is good for a fan of Iommi. Would’ve loved a guitar like this when I was starting out.

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Tony Iommi's iconic riffs, heavy tones, and massively influential albums created the blueprint for heavy metal and many other genres to follow. His career, like the man himself, is universally loved and revered. And while his innovative tuning and playing styles were a major part of his monstrous tones, a heavily modified 1964 Gibson SG™ was at the centre of it all. Epiphone is proud to release a guitar based on the iconic original that launched countless heavy riffs.

The Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special features a two-piece mahogany body, a bound one piece mahogany neck with a rounded profile, an Indian laurel fretboard with 22 frets, a Graph Tech® nut, Grover® Rotomatic® tuners with contemporary style buttons, and chrome-covered Epiphone PRO P-90 pickups that are wired to CTS® potentiometers and Orange Drop® capacitors. A static cling reproduction of Tony's "Monkey" sticker is in the included hardshell case.

Specifications
Body

Shape: SG
Material: 2-piece solid Mahogany

Neck
Neck: One piece Mahogany
Profile: Rounded Iommi C
Nut Width: 1.693" (43mm)
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel; Cream binding
Scale Length: 24.75" (628.65mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Dot

Hardware
Bridge: Adjustable wraparound
Knobs: Black witch hat with silver insert
Tuners: Grover rotomatic with contemporary style buttons
Plating: Nickel

Electronics
Neck Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, CTS potentiometers, orange drop capacitors

Accessories
Case: Hardshell case included
 

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Apart from the facts that TI never (AFAIK) played an Epiphone (Fender/Gibson/John Birch are his best known ones, I'd have thought) and was left handed, and that this guitar is no longer for sale this is useful info...
 

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Apart from the facts that TI never (AFAIK) played an Epiphone (Fender/Gibson/John Birch are his best known ones, I'd have thought) and was left handed, and that this guitar is no longer for sale this is useful info...
I don’t think you read the post correctly?
 

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Quite possibly not, though I'm not sure what I'm supposed to have missed. I am sorry that my post sounded rather bitchy, though.
 

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Apart from the facts that TI never (AFAIK) played an Epiphone (Fender/Gibson/John Birch are his best known ones, I'd have thought) and was left handed, and that this guitar is no longer for sale this is useful info...

The guitar is not even released yet.

The original “Monkey” guitar was a Gibson SG Special. It is his most famous guitar alongside the original John Birch build.

Gibson Custom shop made a version, Gibson has a version, now Epiphone have a version.
 

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Gibson should really hire a better Photoshop artist.

And PLEASE, cut those intonation screws down.

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Apart from the facts that TI never (AFAIK) played an Epiphone (Fender/Gibson/John Birch are his best known ones, I'd have thought) and was left handed, and that this guitar is no longer for sale this is useful info...
Epiphone has been making Iommi SGs for years. I have the "Custom" version, which is a great guitar.
 

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