Epiphone to release Tony Iommi signature model

Tony Iommi: new signature on the way, but what exactly?
Tony Iommi: new signature on the way, but what exactly? (Image credit: Sayre Berman/Corbis)

MUSIKMESSE 2015: Epiphone has posted a not-so-cryptic clue to their biggest artist release at this year's Musikmesse: a Tony Iommi signature SG.

Accompanied by a shot of Uncle Tone, the guys at Epiphone say "We can't wait for musikmesse next week. We will be unveiling a pretty cool new model. Any guesses?"

The post is made even less cryptic by the news article on Epiphone's website, announcing Iommi signings at Musikmesse, and that a new Iommi model will be released this summer.

It's not yet clear whether this will be a straight reissue of the hugely popular Tony Iommi G400 SG, or another iteration, but we're excited.

Musikmesse kicks off next Wednesday, and we'll be reporting live from the show floor. Check back for the latest gear news!

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.