Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar  

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This back in black menace definitely sends a message even before you start playing it. The Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar is a twisted version of the Gibson '62 SG with solid mahogany body and sl... Read More

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This back in black menace definitely sends a message even before you start playing it. The Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar is a twisted version of the Gibson '62 SG with solid mahogany body and slim-tapered set mahogany neck. The rosewood fingerboard has a VII inlay at the 12th fret and the headstock is highlighted with a Celtic cross. The deep SG styled double-cutaways let you reach all 22 frets with ease. Separate volume and tone controls for each of the open-coil high-output Alnico V humbuckers give you complete control of your sound. An innovative integrated killswitch/tone pot lets you create a sonic strobe effect. The Goth G-400 is bathed in a satin black finish and sports black-chrome hardware. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and LockTone stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

Features
  • Double-cutaway solid mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • 24-.75" scale length
  • Slim-tapered neck profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 1.68 nut width
  • Fingerboard inlay at the 12th fret
  • 22 jumbo frets
  • Dual Alnico V humbuckers
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls (with integrated killswitch tone pot)
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlays
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Stopbar tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • Satin black finish
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EpiphoneGoth G-400 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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Epiphone Goth G-400

This is an excellent buy. A great guitar for the price of of one far inferior. At first I was detered by the goth finish, but after playing one, I bought it almost...Read complete review

This is an excellent buy. A great guitar for the price of of one far inferior. At first I was detered by the goth finish, but after playing one, I bought it almost instantly. The reaction is incredible, and the sustain is decent. The only real complaint I have is the weight of the neck and headstock is much greater than the body, so it's not one to be slung around your neck and not played, but after playing one, that really won't be a problem.

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Poor quality guitar

My friend recently bought this guitar, made in 2004 and "checked for quality in America" used. It has horrible action, the bridge is placed too high, and it has really...Read complete review

My friend recently bought this guitar, made in 2004 and "checked for quality in America" used. It has horrible action, the bridge is placed too high, and it has really ugly tone. Within a month of purchase, it started to have hardware problems to the point that it no longer functioned at all. In conclusion, DO NOT BUY THIS GUITAR UNLESS YOU WANT TO RETURN IT IN A FEW WEEKS.

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4.0

Solid guitar for the price

By Michael Wamback

from Venice CA

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

Purchased the Goth SG by Epiphone (G-400) to compliment the Epiphone Goth Les Paul I own. I love the look of the Epiphone Goth series, with the flat black, the minimal decoration (nothing on the neck except XII on the 12th fret) and that awesome cross logo on the headstock. Personally, I like the set neck (as opposed to the bolt on) which the G-400 has. The G-400 is Epi's upper end SG. Was able to set the action fairly low out of the box. First impressions were that the guitar is well made and looks fabulous, as you would expect. Finish was nice and not imperfections that I could see. The reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 are some of the generic problems endemic to Epiphone SG's and LP's. The stock ABR-1 bridge is simply okay, but the saddles tend to be a bit loose when results in noticeable rattle (as opposed to buzz) when you lower the action tight. This is easily remedied by upgrading to a Gotoh or Tonepros bridge after market (metric/large post is a direct swap.) Also, not a fan of the electronics. The tone pots appear to be linear instead of audio taper. They really don't seem as effective at controlling tone as I would like. Pickups are bright, almost too bright for this guitar. I'll be upgrading to new pickups and pots to get the sound I know this guitar should make. Considering the price point of $300 though, with about $200 in upgrades the guitar will be as sweet as any Gibson costing considerably more. The Grover tuners are smooth and good quality. Overall construction of the guitar is very good, as with most Epi's these days. For a casual player, this is an awesome little guitar. The only reason I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars is the lack of quality in the bridge and the feeling that the electronics could have been better. Still, a very solid buy and I'm very happy with mine. As soon as the new bridge, pickups and pots are installed, I know I'll be thrilled!

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5.0

great for the price

By neverendingdeception

from greenwood, indiana

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

i bought this guitar and the only problem ive had with it is the nut fell off so many times that i had to drill a new hole and put a new locking nut on there but besides that it is an amzing guitar and i would recommend to any beginner guitarist

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So-So

By Chris Y.

from Woodbury, MN

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar a couple months ago from Guitar Center. It was my second guitar, my first one a cheapo starter that had zero playability. In the store it sounded great and I loved the cherry red color I purchased it in. When I got it home it soon became apparent there would be problems. I took it in three times in three weeks. First, there was a truss rod issue (not that big a deal). Then, the nut fell off so I couldnt plug it in to my amp. The third time the intonation was off. I didn't even notice, but my guitar teacher did. Despite these problems, the action was AMAZING on mine. Also, it sounds just like AC/DC and hold up well to the damage I've done it.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it's great

By Jeff

from Bayport, NY

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

well i gotta admit, for the price i payed(which wasnt too much) it i well worth every penny. This guitar is without a doubt durable, and ive had it for about for years now. if you've got a good amp, you can bring out the best in this guitar. it plays nice, the action is superb and the tone is wonderful. but, you are getting your money's worth, and if you play your guitars into the ground(like myself) you may want to make adjustements to it. i have to tighten the tuning heads frequently(everytime i change strings) and adjust the trussrod everyonce in awhile. i recommend this to beginners and intermediates. Buy It!

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(3 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Low quality

By Luke Garrigus

from IN

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

This guitar stinks, breaks easy, the hardwares horrible, it has a very poor tone and the bridge is way too high.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Goth SG

By Rhttro

from Pittsburg, KS

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

I ordered this guitar off the website and it just arrived today. My friend owns a Gibson SG and he even seemed to like the guitar, from the finish to its playability. I'm probably considered a novice and he is an advanced player so this guitar would suit any level of guitarist. I was a bit worried about the fact that there were no dots on the inlay but they have them on the top of the fret board so it doesnt seem like that will be much of a problem. I would recommend this to any type of player that is attracted to the style and finish like I was. The value that comes along with the price is second to none.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice guitar

By Austin

from baltimore MD

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

ive had this guitar for a month ill hook it up to the line 6 spider 3 120w its stays in tune for a while if you are into heavy metal like slipknot and metallica get this guitar it will blow your mind away it sounds as good as it looks, i love this guitar

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ONLY ONE WORD, AMAZING

By Mike

from visalia

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

If you are thinking about getting this guitar, DO IT!!! It is so incredibly worth it, trust me.

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(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor quality guitar

By Led X.

from Virginia

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

My friend recently bought this guitar, made in 2004 and "checked for quality in America" used. It has horrible action, the bridge is placed too high, and it has really ugly tone. Within a month of purchase, it started to have hardware problems to the point that it no longer functioned at all. In conclusion, DO NOT BUY THIS GUITAR UNLESS YOU WANT TO RETURN IT IN A FEW WEEKS.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By CosmoThor

from Washington

Comments about Epiphone Goth G-400 Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for 3 years now, was going to buy a Gibson, but didn't have the cash on me that day. This guitar is beautiful, the pick ups sound great, the action is incredible. The onyl problem was that the neck is so heavy. i bought this after only playing for 2 years, and have never put it down. I own 2 Gibsons and a Jackson now, but this is still my main guitar. After about 2 years the pick ups start to die, so i recommend either the Dimebucker/burstbucker combo or the EMG 81-85. I have the EMGs and this thing screams.

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