Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar Cherry

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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... Read More

Overview

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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5.0

NOT for just beginners

By Trendkill67

from Tucson, Az

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • neck weight too much for the rest of the guitar

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

Those of you out there that are influenced by reviews stating that this is a "beginner" guitar, do not listen. It is truly an amazing guitar for a very decent price. I have been playing for about 35 years and I own one of these bad boys and it continues to deliver every time I have a gig. It sounds rock solid through a driven tube amp! it has a lot of character and never disappoints me! the tone is like any other "Gibson" SG, heavy, fat at times, and in your face; EXCELLENT for hard rock and metal!

Like many guitars with humbuckers, it's characteristics do not come through when playing clean; not like a single coil strat. This is a straight across the table rocker guitar. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy this beauty. the only down fall is that the neck/head is too heavy for the rest of the body which causes it to dip downward at the head stock but that is truly THE only negative thing I can think of.

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5.0

This Girl's Got Rhythm!

By Matt Becker

from Omaha, NE

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

Attention AC/DC fans! Stand up and grab an SG G-400! This guitar has a tremendous stage presence, a raw sound of rock n' roll and an overall resonance that will leave you shaking in your shoes. A twin devil horn cutaway with a dangerously hot cherry red finish gives you all the edge you need to command the stage. While many of us cannot yet afford a Gibson SG, the Epiphone SG G-400 is the perfect substitute with the same great sound and neck-heavy feel that you desire. From Black Sabbaths' Children of the Grave to AC/DC's Walk All Over You, the Epiphone SG G-400 is YOUR GUITAR! 5 STARS!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0

Nice guitar for the money.

By ERIC GRYWUSIEWICZ

from Denver

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I bought the guitar 6 weeks ago. I put it into the shop right away and had the bridge PU replaced with a DiMarzio Super Distortion. The luthier set the set and polished the frets. This is a guitar built for Rock and Metal. The mahogany tones are thick and warm. I played it through a Blackstar amp at Guitar Center before buying and a Carvin SX-200 at home and both are loud and proud if you like to Rock. The clean tones are equally pleasant. Great guitar. Buy one and customize it and treat it right.

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3.0

Great Looking Guitar with Lots Fret Buzz!

By Andrew Kerkes

from St. Paul, MN

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

These manufactures continue to make beautiful looking guitars, but, mine disappointed me on issues important to a guitar player, the thing that really frustrated me the most is that after spending the many hundreds to purchase this guitar, I found out that they did not have the skilled craftsmanship and correct manufacturing process to make a guitar that does not come with a fret buzz that can be removed with a set up. They need to start thinking about making a guitar that has low enough action and no fret buzz. Also, on mine the output jack screw fell out right away and somehow also cracked the fragile thin plastic finish, I barely touched it,(wiggled the cable) and it broke it. I added a four screw plastic output jack plate to help secure the screw on the output, that worked. Because of the chip and crack by the output jack I could see underneath the finish, it may technically be wood of some sort, however, it looks more like laminated cardboard or particle board. Also, the neck is glued to the body and not bolted. You could get one and then get lucky and find that with a good set up, that might correct the high action and annoying fret buzz, yet, until these guitar manufactures commit themselves to making a true high quality, playable instruments, it's still a gamble.

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5.0

Good for the money

By Heinz Dziurowitz

from st louis, mo

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

This is the one with the smaller pickguard, modeled after the '61 SG. The other is a '66 model with the full pickguard. I have owned both, the '61 model is the better for me. It has a thicker profile neck and is more stable. I still have the '61, sold the '66. The one I kept is a very good and well built guitar. Hardware is good, tuners work well (might modify the headstock to accept vintage style tuners, good looks plus a weight saving option that will make the guitar a bit less top heavy). Pickups are the weakest point for me, not very articulate, a bit too much midrange for my taste. Some may say they are warm sounding, to me a bit muddy. An easy fix with some pickups of your choice. Full size pots, switch works well. My favorite part is the neck, very smooth playing, good fretwork, nice profile. Note most guitars need some set-up but this was easy on this guitar, just some minor tweaks to the truss rod and the bridge plus a bit of filing to the nut to make it the correct height and the slots wide enough to keep the strings from binding. Note if you switch to a heavier gauge string you will need to do a proper setup. People complain about it not staying in tune but most tuning issue's are from a badly cut nut. There is lots of info on the internet on how to set up a guitar. A good tech will cost you if you can't do it yourself and I would not trust a store employee to do it right unless they have a good tech on staff. BTW the fret work is near perfect, a big plus as this is the most labor intensive part to get right, frets were level and fret ends were well rounded. I have a precision sanding beam which I have to make use of on 90% of guitars I buy, didn't have to get it out for this one. To sum it up the Epi SG 400 is a very nice guitar, not perfect but well worth the cost of admission hence the 5 star review. I have bought MUCH more expensive guitars that needed a lot more work.

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4.0

Good for a Beginner Guitar

By Chuck Hughes

from Spokane, WA

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

This was my first electric guitar, i got it about three years ago. I was thrilled at first. i couldn't put it down. but then i started realizing some of the problems. The nut around the pickup switch has to be tightened constantly, and so does the nut around the jack. And if you want to play a gig with this guitar you have to be very careful, as the strap head is on the back under the neck, and straps will slip if you bounce around too much. the pickups are OK for light-heavy rock, but not so good for metal, they just don't deliver like EMGs or Seymour Duncans. All and all, this guitar is decent. Great if your a beginner or are just looking to jam.

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5.0

Great Guitar

By Ashay Grover

from Green Brook, NJ

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

This instrument is honestly amazing. I was un-expirienced when I was looking for guitars, and I stumbled upon this one. Since then, I have advanced so much, The body is beautiful, the strings do not get too badly out of tune, the pickups are AMAZING. You can honestly recreate any style with an Epiphone SG. Great for beginners through advanced players.

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4.0

Great for the price.

By Jeremy Page

from Holly, Michigan

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

The guitar has a sticker that says that it was set up in the U.S.A. , which they did not do a good job at that. I had to lower the strings and re-intonate the bridge.. After that was taken care of it played really good. I see a bunch of reviews on here that bag on it, but when it comes down to it, SG's have always been neck heavy, and it seems like the people that were complaining about it in the bad reviews could barely change their own strings anyways. This guitar is good for a beginner who doesn't know any better, or an experienced guitarist who knows how to set up a guitar right. I have played both the Gibson and the Epiphone and they are pretty close, but not enough difference to warrant spending and extra $1000.I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for having to set it up.

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4.0

Great SG for a good price

By Justin Gagne

from Toronto

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar from a local store and I was was impressed when I brought it home and plugged it in. The sound is crisp and clean, which is great for rock. It's also great for metal playing with gain. All in all, this guitar has a great feel and a great sound. My only compliant is that the neck is heavier than the body, which leads to use of a rubber shoulder pad. If you are a showman, begginer, or hobbiest, this guitar is made for you. The boys in my band were surprised when I took this baby on stage, and they were even more surprised with the sound.

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5.0

Pretty Slick Guitar

By Justin Gagne

from Ontario

Comments about Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar from a nearby store and I fell in love. This guitar helped me play through performances at my school, as well as jamming with my friends. This guitar looks beautiful in red, and the finish just tops it off. I am aslo planning to put a full pickguard on this baby soon. It sounds the best when playing heavy metal or hard rock. Buy this guitar!

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