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

Get your hands on a replica of the metal godfather's signature axe! This SG Special features chrome-covered P90s and includes a Monkey sticker in the case.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
P-90 pickups Bright and clear; strong mids, great lows
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
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 named "Monkey" was at the center of it all. Now Gibson USA has made a guitar based on the iconic original that launched countless heavy riffs, with a mahogany body, bound mahogany neck with a rounded profile, Indian rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, a Graph Tech nut, Grover Rotomatic tuners with contemporary style buttons, and chrome-covered P-90 pickups. A reproduction of Tony's "Monkey" sticker is included in the case. A left-handed version is also available.

Listen to Tony Iommi talk about his SG Special:
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Rounded
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Cream Binding
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: White Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- Inlays: Acrylic Dots
- Joint: Glued in
- Body Shape: SG
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Finish: Nickel
- Tuner Plating: Chrome
- Bridge: Adjustable Wraparound
- Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic with Contemporary Style Buttons
- Pickguard: Black multi-ply
- TrussRod: Adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover: Black
- Control Knobs: Black Witch Hats with Silver Inserts
- Switch Tip: Black
- Switchwasher: Blank Black
- Plastic Parts: Black
- Control Covers: Black
- Strap Buttons: 2 - bottom and behind heel
- Pickup Covers: Chrome
- Neck Pickup: P-90
- Bridge Pickup: P-90
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, hand-wired with Orange Drop capacitors
- Pickup Selector: 3-way Toggle Switch
- Output Jack: 1/4"
- Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Hardshell
- Accessories: Monkey sticker in case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Red
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GIB SGTI21 VECH1
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 444-2766
(3 ratings)
Submitted November 10, 2021 by Brandon S in Connersville, IN
"Love Tony Iommi, and Black Sabbath? Get one."
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The guitar was setup right out of the box. Action was really low; it was well intonated. That's rare for new guitars; Gibsons included. It could use some fine tuning for your liking, but what guitar doesn't? It also has a chunky neck. Not 50s, but it's still chunky. My Gibson SG Diablo Tremolo has the rounded profile, but it's not this chunky. :]I tuned it down to C#, and the tone is very dark. Very resonant. Colors, and woodgrain vary with Gibsons, and I like that. Mine is a very nice shade of Vintage Cherry, and it has some nice woodgrain. Overall, I'd say this is a must have for any Tony Iommi, or SG fan. I can't afford the Custom Shop version, but this one isn't a bad second choice. Get yourself one today!

Sound
It is a very top quality guitar. You can hear how resonant it is. My example was quite light. It responds quite well to dynamics. It has a very dark, and deep tone. Gibsons are known for that great Mahogany sound. You can play just about any genre on it.

Features
I'm not sure there any least useful parts. Mahogany body. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. What's not to like?

Ease of Use
It's pretty easy to get great sounds from it. Plays great. Sounds great. May just need a setup to your liking; as is with all guitars.

Quality
It is a very well made product. There are a couple of small cosmetic things, but that's common for Gibsons. They're handmade.

Value
Definitely. read more I like how close the P90s are, and the chrome covers. The wrap-around bridge with the adjustable saddles are great.

Manufacturer Support
Gibson is a great company. I've bought many of their products. I'd recommend always calling them instead of emailing if you really need something.

The Wow Factor
I'd rate it 10/10. It's a sweet looking guitar. You could live without it, but why would you?

Musical Background:
15+ years of music; classical, etc.

Musical Style:
Classical, Blues, Metal, Rock, etc.
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