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Epiphone Launches Low-Cost Version Of Tony Iommi’s Signature SG Special

Epiphone has launched a low-cost version of Tony Iommi‘s signature SG Special, a model based on the Black Sabbath legend’s “Monkey” guitar.

The guitar, which has a 24.75″ scale length, is constructed with a two-piece mahogany body in a Vintage Cherry finish, and a bound, one-piece mahogany neck with a custom, “Iommi C” profile and a 12″ radius Indian laurel fretboard fitted with 22 medium-jumbo frets.

The instrument also features a graph tech nut and an adjustable wraparound bridge, and Grover Rotomatic tuners with contemporary buttons, similar to the original “Monkey”.

The axe’s lean electronics revolve around a pair of twin, chrome-covered Epiphone PRO-90 single coils, each routed to their own tone and volume controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch. With the pickups wired with premium CTS pots and Orange Drop capcitors, it ensures more usable controls and provide a wider range of tones.

The guitar, which has Iommi’s signature on the back of its headstock, comes in a hard case, along with a replica of the iconic monkey sticker. The guitar will also be available as a left-handed model.

The guitar is priced at a quite affordable $999, giving guitarists a cheaper alternative to pay tribute to one of rock history’s most revered figures.

(Photo: Ross Halfin)

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