The Black Sabbath legend will take on the role of advisor to the museum.
Tony joins Yes’s Steve Howe, Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Vai, among others.
Iommi said, "I welcome the opportunity to be part of the National Guitar Museum’s goal to highlight the history of the guitar – the instrument that has been part of my life since I was a teenager. There’s so much more to the guitar than six strings and a slab of wood. Everything about it is fascinating, from how it is crafted to the legion of people who have played it”.
The executive director of the NGM is HP Newquist. He said of Tony, "His guitar playing has defined the sound of heavy metal for more than four decades and he has influenced countless thousands, if not millions, of players. Tony’s also had a huge effect on the instrument itself, from establishing the Gibson SG as an iconic guitar on to his own innovations pushing the boundaries of string and pickup technology”.
The museum is currently touring the United States and will continue for the next five years before it settles on a permanent home.