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The Heavy Metal Machine

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 Gibson SG named "Monkey" was at the center of it all. This heavily-modified 1964 SG Special was used extensively with the original lineup of Black Sabbath, heard on every album and tour of the 1970s. It features, most notably, a polyurethane-coated fingerboard, a zero fret, and a unique set of hand-made pickups. Combined with the dropped tuning and Tony's unique playing style, the power and depth of sound from the "Monkey" SG is unlike any other axe available. That is until now, thanks to the meticulous reverse-engineering and painstaking attention to detail employed by Gibson Custom Shop. 50 exact replicas have been created, 25 right-handed and 25 left-handed like the original, each signed and numbered by Tony Iommi himself. No detail was overlooked in the construction and aging, telling the complete story of the “Monkey” from the zero fret to the stop tailpiece bushings to the legendary pickups, which were hand-made in the UK by the apprentice of the late John Birch. Each guitar will include an exclusive replica of Tony's silver cross necklace with a coffin case, a replica of Tony's leather touring guitar strap, a 1960s replica case and a Certificate of Authenticity.
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P-90 Single Coil Pickup

Legendary Tone

First introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson's legendary P90 single coil pickup produced a raw powerful tone that helped define the blues and rock and roll in their formative years. Today, the P90's traditional combination of high output and brilliant tone is still considered a favorite among many top musicians. Known by such familiar nicknames as the "Soapbar" and the "Cobalt," the P90 still cuts through any type of music, all while displaying amazing tonal sensitivity for everything from blues and rock to mellow jazz riffs. It's perfect as a vintage replacement, and features vintage, braided two-conductor wiring. It's also fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of unwanted microphonic feedback.

Tony Iommi "Monkey" 1964 SG Special Replica Specifications

Body

Body Shape
SG
Body Material
1-Piece Solid Mahogany
Binding
Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer (Aged)

Neck

Material
Solid Mahogany
Profile
Recreated from Scan of Original (Medium C)
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Dunlop 6190
Nut Material
Bone w/ Zero Fret
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Pearloid Dot
Joint
Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

Finish
Chrome - Aged
Tuner Plating
Chrome - Aged
Bridge
Adjustable Wrap-Around
Saddle Material
Brass
Tailpiece
Stud Anchors Only
Tuning Machines
Schaller M6
Pickguard
Black 5-Ply Wide Bevel
TrussRod
2-way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover
3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs
Black Witch Hats w/ Silver Inserts
Switch Tip
Black
Switchwasher
Thin Black
Control Covers
Black
Strap Buttons
Aluminum
Mounting Rings
Custom John Birch
Pickup Covers
Chrome Engraved

Electronics

Neck Pickup
John Birch "Superflux"
Bridge Pickup
John Birch P-90
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
1960s Replica Black/Yellow Hardshell
Accessories
Certificate of Authenticity, Replica Heavy Leather Strap, Replica Silver Cross Necklace in Coffin

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.