Look at that, a new Tony Iommi SG Special.

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Could this be the first ever Epiphone SG with a rounded C neck ?
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Body
Shape: SG
Material: 2-piece solid Mahogany

Neck
Neck: One piece Mahogany
Profile: Rounded 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
Bridge: Adjustable wraparound
Knobs: Black witch hat with silver insert
Tuners: Grover rotomatic with contemporary style buttons
Plating: Nickel

Electronics
Neck Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, CTS potentiometers, orange drop capacitors

Accessories
Case: Hardshell case included

https://www.long-mcquade.com/295476...mmi-SG-Special-with-Case---Vintage-Cherry.htm
 
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I'm not sure how I feel about this new era of expensive Epiphones.

Those bridges are still ugly though.
Very very very ugly.

Signature models have always been more expensive. Get a Classic or Special SG and you get the same tones without having to pay extra dinero for the endorsement and ugly apparatus like those pickup rings.
 

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I was in a shop the other day and they had the new '61 "Les Paul" SG and it was $1759 AUD, didn't seem any nicer than my P90 Special I got for $800 a couple years ago. Maybe all the praise they've been getting online for the newer models is going to their heads.
 

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Could this be the first ever Epiphone SG with a rounded C neck ?
View attachment 48977

Body
Shape: SG
Material: 2-piece solid Mahogany

Neck
Neck: One piece Mahogany
Profile: Rounded 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
Bridge: Adjustable wraparound
Knobs: Black witch hat with silver insert
Tuners: Grover rotomatic with contemporary style buttons
Plating: Nickel

Electronics
Neck Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone PRO P-90
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, CTS potentiometers, orange drop capacitors

Accessories
Case: Hardshell case included

https://www.long-mcquade.com/295476...mmi-SG-Special-with-Case---Vintage-Cherry.htm
That's weird. I clicked on the link in your initial post and it just took me to the opening page of long-mcquade. I searched but there was no Epiphone Iommi model anywhere. Was just curious how much they were selling them for. No Iommi SG on Epiphone's American website either.
 

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That's weird. I clicked on the link in your initial post and it just took me to the opening page of long-mcquade. I searched but there was no Epiphone Iommi model anywhere. Was just curious how much they were selling them for. No Iommi SG on Epiphone's American website either.
AH ! Gone ...
It wasn't on the Epiphone/Gibson site. They must have jumped the gun and Epiphone asked them to take it down. Should have taken a screen shot. It was around $1000 something. Anyways, there's that photo that proves it is a thing.
 

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It's here:
 

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I bought a new Epiphone SG Muse recently and the quality and attention to detail was second to none.

Easily as good or better than Gibson nowadays. Superb fretwork !

And at under $400, after wheeling and dealing, I was compelled to buy another one.

They are both solid metallic colors with humbuckers though. A purple and a gold one.
 

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Sorry, but the pickup rings, coupled with a pickguard clearly meant for humbuckers, is just a major NO for me.
 

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The little animated cartoon they have on the Epiphone page is pretty hilarious.

I know it is the history teacher in me, and I'm sure Tony had a completely innocent intent when he put that monkey sticker on his guitar, but the more I look and study it, the more the "monkey" sticker looks like a minstrel-Jim Crow stereotype. God knows the British could be just as insufferably racist as any American and yet I also could be completely wrong about the artist's intent. I could just be a funny cartoon character playing the violin. Anyone know anything about the artist that created the "monkey" sticker?
 

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The nice thing about Epiphone frets . . .
They go over the top of the binding on the sides !
 

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That's weird. I clicked on the link in your initial post and it just took me to the opening page of long-mcquade. I searched but there was no Epiphone Iommi model anywhere. Was just curious how much they were selling them for. No Iommi SG on Epiphone's American website either.
 
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