#2
its an sg
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#3
idk, but I played one of his sigs before and was very ver dissapointed...
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#4
he has a copy of an sg that he used early in his career... i'm not sure if that was it... i believe his was blue and reaaallllly vintage looking
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idk, but I played one of his sigs before and was very ver dissapointed...


I have his sig and I'm not dissapointed

Nobody know what the exact name of ths guitar is?
#7
i think it is called a gibson sg monkey. it has an article on that particular kind of guitar in guitar world magazine... dont quote me on it though, i might be wrong.
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#8
It's not a normal Gibson SG as far as I can tell, because the bridge is not a ToM Stoptail. Also looks like less than average space between the pickups? And the neck pickup looks like it is below the pickup ring, but that may just be the picture. It also looks like it might be a 24 fretter (which I guess would explain the distance between pickups seeming lower).


EDIT: I see what appears to be a normal SG input jack on the top/front of the guitar, but nothing in it. Instead the cord is in another jack placed like a Les Paul? This guitar is really weird!
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#9
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It's not a normal Gibson SG as far as I can tell, because the bridge is not a ToM Stoptail. Also looks like less than average space between the pickups? And the neck pickup looks like it is below the pickup ring, but that may just be the picture. It also looks like it might be a 24 fretter (which I guess would explain the distance between pickups seeming lower).


EDIT: I see what appears to be a normal SG input jack on the top/front of the guitar, but nothing in it. Instead the cord is in another jack placed like a Les Paul? This guitar is really weird!



All of Tonys SGs have 24 frets, it's kind weird cause he rarley goes past the 15th. The jack is going into the bottom of the guitar like a Les Paul even though it has a normal SG jack, I don't get that one either.

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i think it is called a gibson sg monkey. it has an article on that particular kind of guitar in guitar world magazine... dont quote me on it though, i might be wrong.


No, the monkey is one of his red SGs with dot inlays and a monkey sticker.


Thanks for the help guys!
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#10
its his signature SG

its now only available in epiphone format

and is about £415

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#11
Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
Which one of his is he using in this picture?



The horn looks pointier than the Gibson SG

It's this guitar here. Jaydee Custom S.G. (a.k.a. No. 1, The Old Boy). http://www.iommi.com/equipment/jaydee_custom_sg_aka_no1.htm
#12
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its his signature SG

its now only available in epiphone format

and is about £415


No, it isn't.

I have his signature guitar.

First, this picture is from the 70's.
Second, the signature is a righty.
3rd, wrong inlays.
4th, two input jacks, sig only has one
5th, the sigs pickgaurd is the same colour as the body


Quote by zakkwyldefan79
It's this guitar here. Jaydee Custom S.G. (a.k.a. No. 1, The Old Boy). http://www.iommi.com/equipment/jaydee_custom_sg_aka_no1.htm


That can't be it either, he used that guitar with Heaven and Hell and this photo is from the 70s, H&H was 80s.
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#13
i got his sig and i think its one of the best epis ive played tbh! Very impressed with it, moved on from it now but still great guitar. Selling if possibly if you are interested (its lefty though)
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#14
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i think it is called a gibson sg monkey. it has an article on that particular kind of guitar in guitar world magazine... dont quote me on it though, i might be wrong.


Nope, not it. The pickups are different on the Monkey.
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#15
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That can't be it either, he used that guitar with Heaven and Hell and this photo is from the 70s, H&H was 80s.

In the reading it says. "This instrument was built in Birmingham, England by John Diggins, now Jaydee Custom Guitars. The exact date of its manufacture is not recorded (or remembered!), but will certainly be between 1975 and 1978". So It could be it. If he can't remember when he got it he probably can't remember using it live some before using it during the recording of the Heaven and Hell album. Or it could be the black John Birch S.G. that this one replaced. It says in the reading. "It was then used more and more frequently and soon took over from the black John Birch S.G. as the main instrument both on the road and in the studio." So it could be that one too. I don't know and he's had so many over the years he probably couldn't tell you which one it is either.
#16
i was looking for the tony iommi sig. but its only available in epiphone and im never getting an epiphone. i see them as a cheap alternative to the real deal.

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#17
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i was looking for the tony iommi sig. but its only available in epiphone and im never getting an epiphone. i see them as a cheap alternative to the real deal.

Some Epiphones are really good but some are awful. The 2 Epi Tony Iommi sigs I've played were both pretty good. I think you should try them before ruling them out just because of the Epiphone name on them. Remember they do have his sig Gibson pickups in them.

EDIT: Tony himself has some Epiphones in his collection and a few other lesser known brands too. Check out this link.
http://www.iommi.com/equipment.htm
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#18
yes i agree most of the time epis arent very good but the iommis and elitists are both plesent suprises along with the LP custom
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#21


It is that Jaydee custom. The Regular SG input that isn't being used in this picture is not in the same place as a normal Gibson SG. If you compare the OP's picture to the one on Iommi's site, you'll see the input jack placements are the same.




Another edit for pictures:

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