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Gibson Custom Shop Tony Iommi Monkey 1964 SG Special LH

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What we say:

At A Glance:

This is the long-overdue Tony Iommi ‘Monkey’ 1964 SG Special Replica, the ultimate tribute to the guitar used throughout the majority of tours and albums recorded with the original Black Sabbath line up. As part of a hand-signed and extremely limited run of just 50 guitars, the "Monkey" has been reverse-engineered by the Gibson Custom Shop to astonishing detail and really shows what makes this guitar special among other mid-'60s SGs.

The original may have lived in the Times Square Hard Rock Cafe for years now, but there's no denying that it's the backbone behind that unique Iommi sound that birthed multiple movements in rock music. Gibson set out with the challenge of creating an authorised duplicate of the Monkey that's exact down to the smallest detail. From the zero fret, stop tailpiece bushings and hand-wound pickups, to the small fiddler monkey sticker that the guitar gets its name from and even the open screw holes from where the tuners have been upgraded, everything is exactly how it is on the original.

Rest assured, this isn't a tame and compromised tribute model, this is the real deal!

Features We Love:

Hand Signed

As part of a run of just 50 guitars (25 left-handed and 25 right-handed) that have been made to this level of detail, you know that this is something special. To make it even more special, each guitar has been hand-signed and numbered by Tony Iommi himself!

Authentic Features

The Tony Iommi ‘Monkey’ 1964 SG Special Replica is a heavily-modified 1964 SG Special, the Gibson Custom Shop have captured everything down to the smallest detail of the original. No element has been overlooked and the result is a meticulous recreation of the famous "Monkey". Like the inclusion of a zero fret, which improves tuning and intonation and pickups which have been hand-made in the UK by the apprentice of the late and long-time Iommi luthier John Birch. The guitar has been aged with precision to look like the original, including wear, dings, screw holes and the original tailpiece bushing have been left exposed after upgrading to a wraparound bridge. This genuinely doesn't look like a relic'd guitar, it looks, feels and sounds like a guitar that's decades old and has been well-loved and played by a serious guitarist, that guitarist just happens to be the most important in rock music history!

And There's More!

As if this extremely rare and beautiful guitar wasn't enough, it comes in its own replica 1960s case which includes some exclusive case candy inside. Including a replica of Tony's signature silver cross necklace in a coffin case and a dazzling replica of his leather touring guitar strap.

Pros:

  • Intant access to that classic Black Sabbath tone
  • Gibson Custom Shop build quality
  • Extremely limited edition and hand signed by Tony Iommi

What's Included:

  • Gibson Tony Iommi Monkey 1964 SG Special LH
  • Replica 1960s guitar case
  • Replica silver cross necklace with coffin case
  • Replica leather guitar strap

Specification

Body 1 Piece Solid Mahogany
Neck Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape Recreated from Scan of Original (Medium C)
Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
Scale 24.75"
Frets 22
Nut Bone w/ Zero Fret
Nut Width 1.687"
Pickups John Birch Pickups
Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 Way Toggle
Bridge Adjustable Wraparound