It feels like Tony Iommi Week here at I Heart Guitar. I interviewed Tony the other day for Mixdown magazine (and they let me set aside a few questions for I Heart Guitar, which you can see here). I have an Epiphone Limited Edition Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom here to review. And now Epiphone has published a new interview with Tony talking about the new guitar. You can read the interview here, and there’s a press release and video below.
PRESS RELEASE: In honor of Black Sabbath’s final tour, “The End,” Epiphone pays tribute to the rock band’s founder Tony Iommi with an exclusive interview for Epiphone.com, where he discusses his life inside Black Sabbath and his new critically-acclaimed Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom.
Tony Iommi has been every rock guitarists’ idol since Black Sabbath’s debut in 1970. For more than 45 years, Iommi has been the band’s heart and soul and the originator of dozens of all-time classic riffs. Iommi has helped to make the “SG” an iconic guitar for hard rock and heavy metal. The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom was designed exactly to Tony Iommi’s specifications, and critics love it, too. Guitar World recently awarded this guitar its coveted Gold Award in its April 2016 issue declaring, “Whether you’re a fan of Tony Iommi or the classic SG solidbody design, the Epiphone Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom offers the ultimate playing experience.”
“This guitar sounds like I want it to sound on stage,” said Iommi. “I play it at home in the studio as well. It uses my signature pickups, which we worked on for quite a while over the years. It’s got a great fretboard with a really nice feel. And, it’s just a really classy looking guitar.”
To read Epiphone’s exclusive interview with Tony Iommi, visit the link below. For fans looking to play the Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom, please visit an Authorized Epiphone Dealer – and don’t forget to check out Black Sabbath on their final world tour, “The End!”
Epiphone Interview Exclusive: Tony Iommi
Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom