Friday, July 3, 2015

Black Sabbath: Tony Iommi launches signature guitar

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath has officially launched a limited-edition signature guitar with instrument maker Epiphone.

The new Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom was designed by the guitarist.

"This guitar sounds like I want it to sound on stage," says 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 classic-styled SG body is made from Mahogany and the model features a 24-fret Ebony fingerboard – with pearloid "Cross" inlays designed by Iommi – and an Ebony gloss color finish.

The back of the headstock presents Iommi's signature reproduced in silver silkscreen as well as an Epiphone Limited Edition logo in gold.

The Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom is available now at your nearest Authorized Epiphone Dealer.

Iommi and Black Sabbath are reissuing their vintage 1970s albums on heavyweight 180g vinyl in three stages, which started June 22 with their self-titled 1970 debut, along with “Paranoid” and 1971’s “Master Of Reality.”

Three more albums were made available on June 29, including 1972’s “Vol. 4”, 1973’s “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” and 1975’s “Sabotage.”

The series wraps up on July 13 with 1976’s “Technical Ecstasy” and 1978’s “Never Say Die!”

Black Sabbath plan to launch their farewell world tour in 2016.

See also:

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