Tool’s Adam Jones, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash, and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi lead 2020 Gibson Custom Guitar collection

The guitar maker will recreate Jones' 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst

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Tool’s Adam Jones, photo by Melinda Oswandel

    Gibson Guitars has revealed its 2020 lineup of custom guitars, and it features collaborations with Tool’s Adam Jones, Guns N’ RosesSlash, and Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi.

    Jones is working with the famous guitar maker on a recreation of his 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst that he uses onstage during Tool’s concerts. The Tool guitarist hinted at the collaboration back in the summer on Instagram, writing, “So excited. Not officially official but *Good things happening at @gibsonguitar @gibsoncustom #1979.” According to a press release, more details on the project will come later in 2020.

    Slash, meanwhile, is getting an entire collection via Gibson. The “Slash Collection” consists of four Les Paul and two J-45 Gibson guitars that Slash has used throughout his career. Each guitar will feature Slash’s “Scully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock and his signature on the truss rod cover.


    “The quality and attention to detail is next level, and these new guitars truly reflect what I play live and in the studio,” said Slash in a statement.

    For Iommi, his 1964 SG Special — which he nicknamed “Monkey” — will be recreated as a limited edition of 50 guitars (25 right-handed and 25 left-handed). Each guitar will be packaged with a replica of Tony’s silver cross necklace with coffin case, along with a replica of Tony’s leather touring guitar strap and a 1960s replica case.

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