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The Epiphone G-400 Electric Guitar is a Gibson-authorized version of their great '62 SG with solid mahogany body and slim-tapered set mahogany neck. Separate volume and tone controls for each of the h... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Epiphone G-400 Electric Guitar is a Gibson-authorized version of their great '62 SG with solid mahogany body and slim-tapered set mahogany neck. Separate volume and tone controls for each of the high-output Alnico V humbuckers give you complete control of your sound. The deep double-cutaway lets you reach all 22 frets with ease. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece adds more sustain and makes string changing a breeze. Limited lifetime warranty.

FEATURES

  • Double-cutaway solid mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Slim-tapered neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 22 jumbo frets
  • Dual Alnico V humbuckers
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlays
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and easier string changing
  • Chrome hardware
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1.68" nut width
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EpiphoneG-400 SG Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 210 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent guitar for beginners and intermediates

I recently got this guitar for my birthday. After three months, it is still in perfect condition. It has a tune-o-matic bridge, which is durable and will last a long time. The...Read complete review

I recently got this guitar for my birthday. After three months, it is still in perfect condition. It has a tune-o-matic bridge, which is durable and will last a long time. The grover tuners are kinda cheap, but if you know how to properly string a guitar, this will stay in tune. The pickups are not very good, but they are far from bad, too. Even when I play through my midget 5-watt practice amp, the neck pickup gets no mud, and the bridge pickup bites (in a good way). You can get acoustic like tones from the neck position by rolling back the tone knob. The bridge pickup is perfect for distortion. My only gripe is that the pickups can't handle very large amounts of gain (through a hi-wattage amp). Overall, it is a great guitar for beginners and intermediates, but professionals should save up and get a Gibson. I'm intermediate, and this guitar has everything I need. The neck and body are mahogany, and the fretboard is rosewood. This gives it a natural, warm tone, but it also has full bodied treble attack. The neck is round and kind of fat, but easy to grip and play with. The cherry guitar's finish is beautiful. Avoid the black one, because scratches and fingerprints are easier to see. If you want black, go for the Goth edition because it has a satin black finish which doesn't show fingerprints and scratches very easily. I own the red one and it is great. The fretboard is smooth and so is the neck. Eventually, I'll put two chrome Iommi pickups, Grover 102 tuners, a Gibson tp-6 fine-tune tailpiece, and a Kahler-behind-the-nut Pro Stringlock (but no kahler tremolo). Then it will really rock.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Its ookk

I got this guitar and at first i thought that it was great. But as a played it more and more, i got to the point where it wasn't that special. Everything about...Read complete review

I got this guitar and at first i thought that it was great. But as a played it more and more, i got to the point where it wasn't that special. Everything about the guitar is reflected buy it's price which means that it's not the best quality or sound and this is basicly said by it's $300-$350 price. The point i'm tring to get across is that this guitar, i think is somewhat overrated by all the other reviews given, saying "The Best Guitar I ever played." I would recommend this guitar strictly to beginners and that it is good for what it is........a beginner guitar.

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(291 of 337 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ONE OF THE GREATEST GUITARS EVER!!!!!

By SG for me

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

BEST GUITAR EVER! I like to try and figure out songs by AC/DC and this Epiphone G400 SG sounds great when I run it through my LINE 6 Spider III Amp on 'crunch'. The guys at my local Guitar Center set it up wicked. And there is nothing 'entry level' about it. I love the look. Love the feel of the finish and controls. Love the quality. Love that it's just like a '61 Gibson SG! Love that it isn't priced like one! Also it has the same Lifetime warranty as the 2 Grand SG! Epiphone ROCKS!

(129 of 158 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar for beginners and intermediates

By Metaldude

from CA

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I recently got this guitar for my birthday. After three months, it is still in perfect condition. It has a tune-o-matic bridge, which is durable and will last a long time. The grover tuners are kinda cheap, but if you know how to properly string a guitar, this will stay in tune. The pickups are not very good, but they are far from bad, too. Even when I play through my midget 5-watt practice amp, the neck pickup gets no mud, and the bridge pickup bites (in a good way). You can get acoustic like tones from the neck position by rolling back the tone knob. The bridge pickup is perfect for distortion. My only gripe is that the pickups can't handle very large amounts of gain (through a hi-wattage amp). Overall, it is a great guitar for beginners and intermediates, but professionals should save up and get a Gibson. I'm intermediate, and this guitar has everything I need. The neck and body are mahogany, and the fretboard is rosewood. This gives it a natural, warm tone, but it also has full bodied treble attack. The neck is round and kind of fat, but easy to grip and play with. The cherry guitar's finish is beautiful. Avoid the black one, because scratches and fingerprints are easier to see. If you want black, go for the Goth edition because it has a satin black finish which doesn't show fingerprints and scratches very easily. I own the red one and it is great. The fretboard is smooth and so is the neck. Eventually, I'll put two chrome Iommi pickups, Grover 102 tuners, a Gibson tp-6 fine-tune tailpiece, and a Kahler-behind-the-nut Pro Stringlock (but no kahler tremolo). Then it will really rock.

(83 of 107 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER THAN THE GIBSON

By darklordmuffin

from west"we have way too many preps"field

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

i play this guitar everyday. this is one of those few guitars that get better with age. i was hesitant to get it because i was looking at the Gibson SG 61' reissue, but i ended up getting this. im am not sorry at all. i love it so much ive never had anyproblems. just string it up with soime .09's and let it go. whether ur rockin the power chords or shredding the fret board (woah it rhymed) this is a great guitar. oh and the neck is thinner than most so its easy to hit those solo's accurately.

(81 of 90 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great SG copy for a decent price!

By BigHeaf

from Upstate, South Carolina

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

Although my "Babies" are my Historic series SG Standard (w/vibrola) & my Angus Young signature SG, I've owned Epi SG's since my 1st years of playing. My original G-400 was an upgrade from my G-310 (bolt-neck), soon followed by a limited edition one with an Epi Bigsby (which I customized & still play to this day!). And recently I've acquired a couple of the limited "1965" ones w/Maestro tremelos. There are only 2 things I've never liked about them: 1st being the thicker bodies in comparison to real SG's (& the subsequent beveling issues), 2nd being the lack of neck binding. But other than that, you simply can't get a quality SG for the price. I actually PREFER Epi finishes because they outlast the Gibsons' when you gig with them. Plugged in, there're no huge tonal differences when comparing them to real SG's. Newer ones have better pickups & Grovers too. You will NOT be disappointed, regardless of your playing style!

(77 of 90 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By MarcusBrown

from Stockton California

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

It is a VERY nice guitar, Id recomend the cherry finish. in person it look about 5 times better than in this picture, in person its alot darker and you can see the woodgrain. I compared with a gibson and there wasnt any real big difference. The price has a big difference though! It should be worth alot more than this. Every time I hit a gig chicks always say how beautyful my guitar is and when I play....BAM they are amazed. I highly reccomend this guitar if you want a good rock guitar with a fantastic old school sound.

(47 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for rock, and some types of metal.

By Nick

from Stafford, VA.

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I tested this guitar yesterday at Guitar Center, just to play with it. I tried it on three different amps, one being a Spider Valve, a VYPYR 100, and a VYPYR Tube 60. This guitar was great on the lead channel on all three of them, but it really shined on when you added a little gain. You can easily play Hair, some Thrash, and lots of Classic Metal on this guitar. Great if your an all-around player, like me. Go pick this one up!

(33 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!!

By Noah

from St.Charles, MO

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

This is an awesome gutiar. I got it for christmas with the eppiphone case. The gutiar is a great for beginners or advanced people who don't want to buy the gibson. I love it a great gutiar for a great price.

(29 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone G-400 SG Electric guitar

By epi for me

from Sacramento California

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar four months ago and I think it is great. It sounds good clean and with some distortion. I love the pickups, the finish, and I recomend grover tuners. Some people say the neck is too heavy and falls lower. I really don't agree. Those few people probably have the wrong strap. I'm gonna bet you all know those very slick cloth ones right. Well that is what I am talking about. I'm not gonna go on but I am gonna get to the point. It's one of the best guitars i've ever owned. :)

(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST GUITAR I HAVE EVER PLAYED

By Steven

from Killeen

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

When I took this baby home, I was not only surprised, I was awestruck! This guitar is amazing and if you have a chance, then you need to get it. For the price, the Epiphone SG G-400 is the best in the market!!

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By John

from Massapequa, NY

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

This is a beautiful guitar. I played it today at Guitar Center with a line 6 15 watt amp it sounded so amazing I bought it! It sounded great all around, I could play on clean, crunch, or metal and they all sounded great. This guiatr is great for any style player and certainly isn't an entry-level guitar.

(19 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone G-400

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

Great guitar!! Great sound!! I got this as my second guitar, and have had it for around 5 months now, and it has failed to upset me! i own the black one and i love the look. It suits me perfectly, and my style of music. It is great for rock. The 2 pickups are ok, but could be better. This is a great guitar for beginners and intermediate guitarists.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sweet guitar

By Jim D

from Indianapolis, IN.

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago and I must say it is an awesome guitar. It had been updated with EMG 81 and 85 pickups and Grover tuners so I cannot review the stock pickups that people say are not that good. I can tell you that it is neck heavy but a good strap helps, very light compared to a Les Paul with the same attitude. You can buy a more expensive guitar and probably still want upgrades or you can buy this guitar at a steal and make it the way you want.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You will love it.

By Max Bailey

from MN

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

This guitar has some great sound, and EPIC LOOKS! Gibson? Screw it, get this for a lot cheaper! This guitar is perfect for rock, metal, anything. I love soloing on this guitar, it's fine for: - finger tapping - chords - power chords - solos - bends - and more :D

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SG

By headbanger666

from sterling hights, MI

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

when I first picked it up in the store it felt very light compared to my strat. when i plugged it in and played i loved the sound with distortion and without. it played great and i bought it a while later. I was comparing it to a shecter (which im purchasing tomorrow) and it sounded better with distortion. I have had this guitar for a few months now and the only time it has had a problem was when i almost broke a straight in cable due to the front input jack.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THERE IS THE BLOOD

By sweet dude

from Florida

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

this is one of the best guitar`s ive ever played! it sounds amazing! you almost can feel that you are playing a gibson! its so amazing! ive just got this guitar for my birthday. its amazing! with my marshall, it sounds AMAZING! i suggest this guitar!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Weapon of Choice

By Joey

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

This guitar is so astonishing. With not much money, love for ACDC and other bands, and wanting a less-heavy guitar that won't be too much of a hassle- I got this. I couldn't have made a better choice. The pickups are great, the neck is nice and thin and the frets are wide enough for bigger hands. Plus, the Cherry color looks way better in person. No picture on the internet can show you how good it looks compared to your own set of eyes. The only issue I could possibly think about are the strings which I have yet to replace. You won't care when you first play this guitar, but the E string rattles a bit. The only other problem I have yet to encounter in my three weeks of ownership are the nuts n' bolts on the input jack coming loose. Which can be fixed at home in two minutes. If you are beginner, intermediate or expert player at a budget or just want a cheaper guitar with great quality, you can't go wrong with the Epiphone G-400 SG- my personal weapon of choice!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!!!!

By bob

from oregon

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for about 2 years now and its great for all kinds of music expecially ac/dc and blues. It plays just as good as the gibson version. The finish on the guitar is great, plus the neck has squares. If you have the chance buy one!!!!!!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My First SG

By Triton

from Honolulu, Hawaii

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

After trying the Les Paul, I decided to try the SG they had. I hooked it up to a Vox Valvetronix 15 watt combo and I began my test. I was only performing Spanish Theme and I sounded like I was performing Iron Man! I loved the feel of the neck and pickups compared to the Les Paul which seemed alittle dead and waning. I am now trying to convince my Dad to get me a Gibson SG 61 Reissue instead of a Les Paul. But I'll be fine with either.

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING Guitar

By Randall E

from Smyrna, Ga

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for over a year now, and it still plays like it did when i played it in the store. Pick-ups can use a little work, but overall the sound is good on any amp you play. If you love Angus Young, this is the guitar for you.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Pride and Joy

By cjheagles

from Carmel, IN

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I went into the store looking to buy a new gibson les paul epiphone, but the guy recommended a used Epiphone G-400 SG instead. I thought what the heck, I will trust this guy. I brought it home and absolutely loved it. Finish is great. Plays well. Is lightweight compared to many other electrics. I have had it for over a year and nothing has gone wrong with it. Keep in mind it was used when i bought it! Great buy for a starter. Good buy for an expert!

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