For almost 50 years, Tony Iommi was the heart and soul of Black Sabbath, his dark, minor key riffing, high gain distorted tone and use of alternate tunings put him at the very forefront of guitar. Over his long career, Iommi has been a loyal player of the Gibson SG, and now for 2020, Gibson have announced a Limited Edition Custom Artist Series run of the iconic 1964 "Monkey" SG that graced many of the early Sabbath records.
Nicknamed "Monkey", and featuring the famous primate sticker just below the bridge, this guitar is the Holy Grail of Black Sabbath guitars. Heavily modded, reverse engineered and painstakingly replicated, this is the blue print to Iommi's tone.
In this video, Jack runs through the story and mystic that surrounds the original "Monkey" and all of the painstaking details that Gibson went through to create this incredible recreation of both the left and right handed version of the Tony Iommi Gibson Custom "Monkey" 1964 SG Special.
The "Monkey" SG Special is the basis for heavy metal and this is a great opportunity to get your hands on a piece of music history!
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