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Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar  

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The Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar is a Gibson-authorized version of their great '66 SG with a solid mahogany body and slim-taper set mahogany neck. Some subtle-yet-significant di... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar is a Gibson-authorized version of their great '66 SG with a solid mahogany body and slim-taper set mahogany neck. Some subtle-yet-significant differences make this one special. Instead of the small, lower horn-only pickguard, it has the larger pickguard so there aren't any pickup mounting rings around the high-output Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers (the '66 SG had P-90 pickups).

Separate volume and tone controls for each of the pickups give you complete control of your sound and allows for a miriad of tones. The LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and make string changing easier. The deep double-cutaway body lets you reach all 22 frets with ease. Case sold separately.

Features

Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: SlimTaper
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Trapezoid
Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Alnico Classic Pro
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Alnico Classic Pro Plus
Brand: Epiphone
Active or passive pickups: Active
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Push-pull coil splitting
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil split
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Wilkinson
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

Specifications
Mahogany body
24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck
Rosewood fretboard
22 Medium jumbo frets
Alnico Classic Pro neck humbucker with coil-split
Alnico Classic Pro Plus bridge humbucker with coil-split
LockTone tune-o-matic bridge
LockTone stopbar tailpiece
Wilkinson white Keystone style tuners
Chrome hardware
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EpiphoneLimited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good feel (21)
  • Good tone (19)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (19)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (10)

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great tone at a great price.

By Dan Howerton

from Fayetteville, AR

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

I have owned this model for 2 weeks, and I am digging the tone. The first one I purchased (Cherry) had a crack in the headstock that I didn't notice until I got home. The store swapped it for an Alpine White model. As soon as it was set up correctly, it sounded fantastic. You will get the same great humbucker tones as on other Epi SG's, but the coil-splitting makes this a true workhorse. When using coil splitting it doesn't quite sound like a Fender, but you could play surf music on it if you wanted to. The original Cherry finish that I bought was gorgeous, but I like the Alpine White as well (David St. Hubbins look). I would give it a 5, but the cracked headstock gives me some question about wood quality or handling.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone 1966 G-400 PRO

By Greg Nowak

from Appleton, Wi

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

This guitar is simply amazing, bought the alpine white and the finish was beautiful. The hardware is good for a budget conscious instrument. it has a healthy amount of heft to it though it is certainly no shoulder shock and would serve well to those who are short in stature though I myself, being 6'1" find it to a very comfortable fit. the neck is a lovely rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, and the neck was fast as lightening. The only real complaint is that the head stock tends to achieve horizontal equilibrium with the bod though the rumor that it has insufferable neck dive is absolute bogus. The sound is really were this thing pays out, the G-400 was a solid hit to begin with, but Custom shops are simply impeccable. This instrument can play just about anything you want it to, though aesthetically it is suited for rock. Anything AC/DC, Cream, or Black Sabbath and your home, though it has the spank and twang (clean) to play country, jazz, or big band. The distortion is a powerhouse and can take you were you as far into the dark side as your palate desires. But rest assured this guitar is a versatile go anywhere play anything machine. Construction is rock solid and would easily withstand live use. The knobs, unlike many cheaper instruments, actually serve a function beyond an on-off switch. I did notice that the bridge tone knob was slightly askew but this had no served as no hindrance to the functionality of the knob itself. The bridge has the new mechanism that prevents it from falling off when changing strings. The tuners are Grover tombstone style tuners (except on the cherry and ebony models), and hold their tune very well. All said and done I'm a sucker for SGs and this has proved to be a fruitful investment, even impressing my Les Paul fanatic friend who hates SGs beyond reason. Are there better guitars out there, yes, but in that price range its only real competition is the classic vibe series by Squier (also worth looking into) but for what I play, this was really the only logical choice. I would recommend this guitar to anyone and would have no problem replacing it should it be stolen.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

more fun than I paid for

By Mark Hemanson

from Lake Forest,Ca

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

Overall, I really like this Guitar. When I first got it, I do as I always do, send it to a GC tech and have the set up done. The strings that come in on it kinda suck, I tried Gibson tens like I have on my LP, but wasn't thrilled with the tone, started thinking maybe I made a bad purchase, then Dave at GC in Lake Forest Ca. suggested the DR blues, and everything was great from there. The coil tapping does what its supposed too, but, it will not give you a Fender sound, so don't think you get the best of both worlds. Also, the Alinco pick ups don't give you the AC/DC sound ( but lets be real, the Angus Young, PU itself is half the price of this guitar. I have had this thing for 9 months, I play a ton of blues and 70's rock. For this, fantastic, the neck is fast. Solos sound great, and a little playing with the tone knob really rounds things out. I have it in cherry, like there is any other color, and would not hesitate to gig with it, if something happened, I would immediately buy another.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great level 2 guitar

By the alan

from new york

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • School Bands

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar as a step up of my unbranded electric guitar and its was great move. I get this vintage acdc/black Sabbath tone and I don't need to bust the bank

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mod platform, rock and rol machine!

By Sxooter

from Denver, CO

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar. I picked up one used for the purposes of modding it, and it takes to mods VERY well. Solid build, decent frets etc. The only change I would consider really needed is to upgrade the nut (Tusq etc) Other than that, the pickups, tuners, bridge etc are all good and work fine.

      If you like SGs this is a good one with a thin, fast neck and great classic rock sound from the Alnico Classic Pro pickups.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a great guitar

      By Big Dave

      from Grapeview, WA

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

        I am a novice and this is my second guitar. A step up from my LP Spec II. I fell in love with this guitar right away. Yes, there is a heavy neck, it's a solid body- like others have said. I solved that issue, and it was a minor one at that, with a custom 2" leather strap. It feels great on my shoulder and in my hands!! I am so very happy with the sound and the versatility. I may not have to buy another guitar for several years. With the coil splitting I can get a load of different sounds out of it. I am VERY happy with the sustain and the feel, and find myself playing it for several hours on end. Thank you Epiphone for making such a great affordable guitar!!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The Ultimate Stoner Rock Guitar

        By Disciple of the Riff

        from Washington, DC

        Pros

        • Coil Split
        • Looks Fantastic
        • Plays Like Butter
        • Tone And Sustain For Days

        Cons

        • Low Quality Pots
        • Neck dive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

          Saved up a couple of paychecks and finally picked myself up this guitar in silverburst, and let me just say, it is the ultimate stoner/doom/fuzzed out 70s heavy bluesy psychedelic rock MACHINE. The black magic that comes out of this guitar could summon Josh Homme, J. Mascis and Satan himself and then hand each of them a beer. It's perfect largely because it has that classic SG cutting bite to the tone that, while a little harsh on the cleans, makes the fuzz jump out and scream in the leads and stay nice and chunky in the rhythms. And come on, you're not eyeing an SG to play cleans. My only real complaints are the neck dive (but it's an SG, they all do it, plus it can be remedied by a more angled playing position), and the pots. The push-pulls for the coil splits are difficult to do on the fly, especially with sweaty hands, and the knobs are slick and a little too close together. I'll be replacing them with push-push pots topped with speed knobs. Other than that, it's great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful, Amazing Product

          By Jacob G.

          from West Virginia

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

            I recently got this as an early christmas gift and it completely made my year. This beauty arived in 3 layers of boxes and bubble wrap so there were no scratches or blemishes of any kind. The hardware is a beautiful chrome and the paint job is phenomenal. The split coil pickups are amazing amd this things sound is so good that it sounded great in my crapy Crate MX15R amp. The body is super comfortable and the neck is a blast to play.My only complaint is that it doesnt come with a gig-bag to protect it, but that isnt much of a problem.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I would definitely recommend this guitar!

            By Herb

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

            Love the sustain and feel of the neck and fingerboard. If this guitar had neck binding like the Epiphone Les Paul and ES-330 models, it would be the most amazing guitar for the price on the market.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Well worth the price and even more!

            By Jeffroblu

            from Lancaster

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid construction and attention to details

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

            This is a great, great SG! Looks beautiful and very well made. The original pups and electronics work and sound great. But, I bought this guitar to modify and it took them well. I stuck in a set of Seymour Duncan Slash pickups and replaced all the pots and caps with CTS and Orange Drop. Now I have one mean/sweet SG that sounds and plays great! Better than a Gibson special or faded or any other, other than a Standard.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Guitar worthy of a Gibson name

            By BT

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

              I use this guitar for blues and rock. This guitar will make you feel like Angus Young or Tony Iommi when you play it. This is the next best thing to a real SG by Gibson.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This guitar is good

              By ryunker

              from crystal lake, il

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                The guitar is good. Decent fit and finish, electronics are well above expectations. I am glad I chose this over the Gibson SG. The Epiphone has more consistent and better in my opinion than the Gibson equivalent .

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This Completes My Collection

                By Dan The Strummer

                from Elizabethtown, KY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                  Great sound out of the box. I looked over with a microscope first thing and it was almost perfect. It was missing one tiny screw on the pick guard but Guitar Center supplied a whole bag of them immediately. It is now perfect.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Silverburst / EXCELLENT Buy!!!

                  By Keziapurrs

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                    I purchased this guitar about a year ago b/c it was recommended by one of the sales guys at GC. Well, many thanks to that guy!!! I'm a beginner, but have played about 4-5 different electrics. This one is seriously the best. It's so easy to play. I'm a female so the light weight of the guitar is perfect as opposed to my Epiphone Goth Les Paul, which is way too heavy.

                    This guitar is easy to tune and holds it very well. My only complaint is that the neck drops when you release grip. Quite a hissy when you play standing. But I can deal with that.

                    Oh! One more thing. Mine came with the black fretboard which I haven't seen on any others. It looks awesome!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Shopped around, then found this!

                    By Tyler

                    from Chandler, AZ

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                    I went back and forth on a couple different models about a year ago. one day I finally just walked into a GC and sat with a 2 I wanted to try. I tried this model and just fell in love! it's really a great guitar, with the coil split coming standard. I can play a ton of different styles with it and use it for all my writing. The only reason it isn't getting a 5 star from me is that when I'm playing an open chord if i remove my hand from the neck it tends to dive, which isn't hard to remedy if you keep your right forearm planted on the body when trying to get a crowd excited or getting your hair out of your eyes. My solution to this was actually quite simple: I got an old Crown Royal pouch (it comes with the bottle) filled it with some BBs from my air rifle, and found a snug position for it inside the electronics housing. it adds a little wight but keeps it pretty stable now.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    a great purchase

                    By brent

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                    this is my second guitar. i bought it online and picked it up at the store. packaging was good and the guitar was in perfect condition. knobs and switches are solid and work. stays in tune and is very fun to play. pick ups have some sounds clean or dirty.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar for low price

                    By Chuck Z

                    from Waynesburg Pa

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                      This guitar really impressed me a lot! The action is smooth on the fret board. The pick ups have a variety of quality sound ranging from smooth to heavy crunch! The finish was beautiful in the cherry. For the price this guitar is amazing!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      First SG And I'm Sold

                      By JB

                      from Scranton, PA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                        I've been playing now for about 25 years and this is my first experience with an SG. I'm primarily a Les Paul player but saw the Pelham Blue used and, aside from some very, very light scratching on the pickguard (that's what it's there for, right?), in pristine condition so I pulled the trigger. I have never played something so sweet in my life. Whether you like it clean, fuzzy, or full on ear-bleeding-Satan-summoning distortion this can and does handle it all. I have shorter fingers so I thought the 12in radius would be an issue, not so. Epiphone knocked it out of the park with this one. The Alnico Classic Pro and Pro Plus along with the coil splitting add a nearly complete tonal arsenal in one instrument but don't expect a Strat or Tele out of single-coil mode. It's a little more akin to a P90 sounds but you do get just a little bit of quack out of the middle position. The only thing I've replaced is the toggle switch cap with an amber colored one for a little more vintage asthetic and I'll be carving a custom nut from deer antler in the near future and possibly series/parallel and phase switches in the tone pots but those are all just personal preferences. I've read somewhere that we're in sort of a golden age of great guitars vis a vis cost and the Epiphone 1966 G-400 Pro personifies that sentiment.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I'm in love

                        By Tablefield

                        from Tooele, Utah

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • High Stock Action
                        • Truss Adjustment Needed

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                        It is a great guitar, it sounds good and plays well and the craftsmanship is beautiful, especially for an Epiphone. It doesn't feel cheap, and if it weren't for the Epiphone name most wouldn't be able to tell the difference. The stock pickups don't leave me wanting, and the electronics have needed no adjustment.
                        However the initial setup was horrible, I bought this guitar new only because I can fix the following issues
                        -action was far too high (over half an inch at the 12th fret)
                        -neck needed adjustment (Truss Rod experience needed)
                        -Lowering the bridge pickup (not much experience needed, have to understand how far it needs to be from the strings to get your preferred sound)

                        So overall an amazing guitar I'll be using for years to come, worth the savings vs the Gibson equivalent.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This is a great priced awesome guitar!

                        By Blue duke

                        from Washington, Redmond

                        About Me Child

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar:

                          I got this guitar in November for my 11th birthday and am loving it. It is a great guitar and the price makes it even better!

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