My screen name says it all. I turn 55 this month, have always been a tremendous Sabbath/Iommi fan, but in recent years it's become..um...obsession? I have little time in my life for playing these days, and when I do, i pick up one of the SG's tuned to C# and run thru a bunch of Sabbath. I've spoken with both John Carling of John Birch Guitars, and John Diggins of JayDee about building an Iommi for me. I guess the deciding factors were that one, Iommi's favorite guitar is "Number One The Old Boy", the fact that John Birch is gone (passed away in 2000. I don't know who actually does the luithery there now), and those guitars are all maple compared to the mahogany of the Old Boy. So, this thing is the holy grail for me, and I've just arranged the down payment (1/3) for an 8 month build for my Old Boy. John sent me a picture, and it's my screen saver in my studio. I'll be looking at it every day in anticipation. I've had a lot of guitars come and go over 30 years of playing, but I've never been so excited about any one of them. In terms of investment, I dunno. Gibby CS Iommi's have gone thru the roof. I don't know if the rarity of this thing will cause it to increase in value, but I really don't care. That will be for someone to worry about when I'm gone. I'll share the build pics as they start coming in.