VIDEO: Tony Iommi on his Jaydee 'Old Boy' custom guitar and first recording experiences

For the fourth heat of Sky Arts' new series Guitar Star, the hopeful rock guitarists will be mentored by legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. We spoke to Tony ahead of filming about one of his oldest Jaydee Custom SG guitars, handmade by John Diggins (above), as well as his first experiences recording in a studio (below).

You can watch the footage of Tony mentoring the four contestants in the rock episode of Guitar Star on Tuesday 14 July at 8pm on Sky Arts.

Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.