Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special Monkey Electric Guitar (with Case)

The godfather of metal teams with Epiphone to recreate his infamous "Monkey" SG Special. A set of chrome-covered PRO P-90 pickups offer up punishing tones.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Epiphone PRO P-90 pickups Vintage-style single-coil pickups; classic growl
Grover Rotomatic tuners 14:1 gear ratio for exceptionally precise tuning
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain

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 heavily modified 1964 Gibson SG was at the center of it all. Epiphone is proud to release a guitar based on the iconic original that launched countless heavy riffs. The Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special features a two-piece mahogany body, a bound one-piece mahogany neck with a rounded profile, an Indian laurel fretboard with 22 frets, a Graph Tech nut, Grover Rotomatic tuners with contemporary style buttons, and chrome-covered Epiphone PRO P-90 pickups that are wired to CTS potentiometers and Orange Drop capacitors. A static cling reproduction of Tony's "Monkey" sticker is in the included hardshell case. A left-handed version is also available.

-Body Shape: SG
-Material: 2 Piece Solid Mahogany
-Neck: One Piece Mahogany
-Neck Profile: Round Iommi C
-Nut Width: 1.693"/43MM
-Fingerboard: Indian Laurel; Cream Binding
-Scale Length: 24.75"/628.65mm
-Number of Frets: 22
-Nut: Graph Tech
-Inlay: Dot
-Hardware: Adjustable Wraparound
-Knobs: Black Witch Hat with Silver Inserts
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatic with Contemporary Style Buttons
-Plating: Nickel
-Neck Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90
-Bridge Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90
-Controls: 2 Volume 2 Tone, CTS Potentiometers, Orange Drop Capacitors
-Case: Epiphone Hardshell Case Included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 17.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGCTIMSCHNH1

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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted June 8, 2023 by Jim Moses in Mt Home, ID


Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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When I ordered this guitar I wasn't too sure about it. I have a 61 Epiphone sg and I love it. But this one had p90s. I like those pickups but just wasn't sure if this would be even close to my 61. This thing, the monkey, blew away every guitar I've ever owned or played! I lowered the action and tuned it up and this this plays like cutting through melted butter! So smooth and sounds fantastic!!! It's only going through my fender blues junior and not my fender hot rod deluxe because the guitar is just so nasty sounding with distortion that you've got to play it loud but not to where your windows shatter! Beat guitar I've ever owned!!!! If they allowed me I'd give it an easy 10 stars!

Musical Background:

Played professional for years but had to quit about 10 years ago due to health problems

Musical Style:

Play the blues, rock, rock n roll, country
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