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Tony Iommi talks about the guitars he used with Black Sabbath

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Tony Iommi talks about the guitars he used with Black Sabbath

The Q Awards event takes place this week and to celebrate the iconic Gibson Les Paul Award, the magazine spoke with the 2015 winner Tony Iommi.


In the interview, the guitarist says he would play with Les Paul if he had not hurt his finger.

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“As a kid I started playing with a Fender, but at the beginning of Black Sabbath recordings I picked up Gibson SG and never looked back. I used this one because it has a fuller sound. But I would have played with Les Paul if I had not hurt my finger. With Gibson SG I can do things I can not do with a Les Paul, but I’ve always had a fascination with it. (…) I really tried to use Les Paul because I really like it, but it’s not the right guitar for me. “

Read more about Tony Iommi

I am a Brazilian journalist, a Classic Rock and Heavy Metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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