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Lucas Apprentice Cube (1952)
Custom Glen Tipton plectrum
Here is a few guitar/bass pick collection from Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi that I’ve been collecting through the years from different tours and shows all around the world.
This beautiful custom SG was built for Tony Iommi by Birmingham world class guitar luthier John Diggins in 1981 , it was used by Black Sabbath's classic album 'The Mob Rules' and was Tony's 2nd main guitar on tour throughout the 80's.This Guitar could currently be viewed at Hard Rock Bucharest .
In the 90's and specifically in 1993 , Tony Iommi received his first custom guitar built by the famous guitar luthier Patrick Eggle , Iommi used Patrick's guitar extensively in the 1990's and the one shown in the picture is one those guitars that have been played on both stage and at the studio during that time. The guitar is currently showing at Hard Rock cafe Warsaw.
Tony Iommi custom plectrums
Judas Priest's 2009 British Steel Anniversary bike.
Terry Whelty, Geezer Butler bass tech, gave this pick to me at the Global Black Sabbath Convention in Dudley the day before the final show.
The Electric Guitar Amplifier Handbook by Jack Darr (1966)
Meet the exact Replica of Tony Iommi's Jaydee Old boy guitar !
Described by 'Hard Rock' organization as the single most important piece of music history through out their humongous dazzling collection of memorabilia , this historic beautiful cherry red Gibson SG was bought by Tony Iommi sometime around 1966-1967 , Tony Iommi was originally using a white fender strat professionally as viewed on his very short stunt with Jethro Tull on the rolling stone film ‘The Rock N Roll circus’ , during the recording sessions of Black Sabbath’s debut album and after tracking ‘Wicked World’ , the bridge pickup failed and since it was really difficult to get any guitar treatment at time Tony Iommi used this spare Gibson SG 1965 special guitar to finish up recording the rest of the album and ever since became his main instrument on the majority of Sabbath’s early albums and tours. The guitar was used on the Black Sabbath albums ‘Black Sabbath’ , ‘Paranoid’ ,’Master Of Reality’,’Vol.4’ and ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ , it can easily be seen on all early 70’s Sabbath videos specifically on Sabbath’s memorable show at ‘California Jam’ 1974.The guitar which was nicked ‘The Monkey’ guitar due to the distinctive and instantly recognizable monkey guitar on front of the guitar was heavily edited by legendary guitar lutheir Martin Birch , he replaced the neck positioned pickup with a Simplux ( a P90 like single coil pickup) and custom wounded the P90 pick up at the bridge position as well.The guitar was donated by Tony Iommi to ‘Hard Rock Café’ organization as seen on ‘Hard Rock Treasures’ DVD and viewed in the picture gallery of this post .The guitar is currently at New York Times Square Hard Rock.
Built around Black Sabbath's 'Born Again' , here is another awesome Tony Iommi Jaydee custom guitar built by no other than Birmingham's guitar lutheir John Diggins , this guitar was used extensively in the 80's by Tony Iommi and more specifically on Black Sabbath albums such as Seventh Star, Headless Cross, Tyr and also Dehumanzier album in the early 90's , it was also used on stage during that time frame as well , the guitar could also bee seen on Sabbath music videos 'Trashed' and 'Zero the Hero'.The guitar is currently at Hard Rock Cafe San Diego.
Several custom plectrums front and back
Custom KK Downing plectrum.
Lucas Apprentice Pieces (1952-3)
Lucas Apprentice Training Book (1952) : This booklet contains diagrams of all the pieces apprentices were required to make.
Iommi's John Birch Custom SG
Image of Lee Kerslake signed drumstick from Ozzy Osbourne Wolves Civic Hall gig, 'Blizzard of Oz' tour.