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The Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar plays fast and is a super value. Epi has re-created this SG-shaped legend using a worn satin finish and aged fretboard inlays that give it the look of a cher... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar plays fast and is a super value. Epi has re-created this SG-shaped legend using a worn satin finish and aged fretboard inlays that give it the look of a cherished original. Crafted with chrome hardware, a mahogany body and single-piece set neck with rosewood fretboard, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, and armed with a pair of Alnico V humbuckers, this guitar is ready to rock right out of the box.

Features
  • Worn satin finish and aged fretboard inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany single-piece set neck with rosewood fretboard
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
  • 2 Alnico V humbuckers
  • 1.6" nut width
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EpiphoneVintage G-400 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 348 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (281)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (20)
  • Good tone (19)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good pick up (15)
  • Solid electronics (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (16)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome guitar

I got this guitar about a month ago and was just blown away by the quality of it. People think that epiphones are bad when they are great guitars. After like a month i...Read complete review

I got this guitar about a month ago and was just blown away by the quality of it. People think that epiphones are bad when they are great guitars. After like a month i was so convinced that thos guitar was worth upgrading that i sold my fender strat and bought some Dimarzio pickups cause the ones that come with it are a bit muddy (if you're a beginner you wont even notice so don't change them) so great guitar for a begginer or for an experienced player. Good guitar to upgrade.... so worth it! What are you waiting... Buy it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for

I bought one of these Epiphone G-400s several years ago after comparing it to the more expensive SGs. Even though I played it in the store, I struggled to get it tuned properly...Read complete review

I bought one of these Epiphone G-400s several years ago after comparing it to the more expensive SGs. Even though I played it in the store, I struggled to get it tuned properly until I took the trouble to remove the strings, removed the adjusting screws and turned the little "tune o matic" bridge elements around on a couple of strings to get more range (longer), and finally got the thing properly voiced. Having slain that dragon, I lowered the bridge to improve the action and found that much less force was required to contact the frets. THAT, of course, also improved the tuning and voicing issue. A happy side effect is that I no longer have to use leverage against the neck to play bar chords, and since the mahogany neck flexes a bit, the tuning and voicing is even better. String height is almost equal at every point on the neck, with no buzzing. I like being able to bend the neck, but I like it even more that I don't have to use that much force when I don't want to (There's a reason why SGs don't come with a vibrato tailpiece and Strats do -- it's called a maple neck. You can bend an SG, but you won't do it with a Strat). Other than the obvious non-bookmatched solid body and tuners that require some care and feeding, this guitar is now just as good as a 1960s Gibson SG and I'm in love with it -- finally. The finish is as flawless as the high-end SGs. The lesson here is to take the cheaper Epiphones to a good luthier unless you can set it up yourself, and consider replacing the tuning keys. After that, it's a great electric guitar and I can reproduce every note and sound of the surf music and classic rock'n'roll of the 60s. It would be nice to spend over $1000 for a Gibson SG, but the feel and playability is identical and there's no good reason to spend the extra money. I usually play this guitar through a Fender 90 amp (nice overdrive features) and a tremolo pedal to get the "surf" sounds. Inna Gadda Da Vida is a snap. (Any Ventures fans still out there?)

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4.0

About time I bought this !

By nyweb2001

from Western NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

    Fourth Epi I've owned. Electronics finally rival the big boys ! Excellent sounding PU's, a 3-way switch that feels just right and is quiet, volume and tone controls that are neither too easy or too tight.......just right to change in a second and they stay there !
    The downside ? The frets. Not flush to the side of the neck......you feel sharp edges going up and domn the neck. They could have been polished finer also.
    All and all I'm happy with this SG !

     
    4.0

    Neck Dive

    By Ry

    from KC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Neck Dive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

      The Grover tuners on this guitar make it headstock-heavy. The neck "dives".

      I sent it back and ordered the G400 Pro model with the Wilkinson machine tuners.

      Problem solved!

      So... I would recommend this guitar to a friend, but ONLY if they were willing and able to replace the tuners.

       
      5.0

      One SWEET guitar !

      By Gully

      from Montpelier, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

        This is one very sweet guitar. Especially for the money. I own a Gibson 1972 SG and this sounds and feels just like it. The worn satin makes it a very smooth playing ax. It is a little neck heavy, like all SG's are, but having owned one that was not a problem for me. The pickups are very hot and the neck is super slim. I,m so impressed with the quality Epiphone has provided with this guitar. Incredible sustain. Incredible value for the money. Very, very glad I chose to go forward with this purchase. And GC got to me before they said it would with exceptional packaging.

         
        5.0

        great guitar

        By archetoothis

        from sumter s.c.

        About Me Professional Musician

        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 Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

          great guitar,i use it for a go to instrument in creative process to capture ideas on the fly.right out of the box it was ready to play.i will eventually dedicate it to slide but until then ill have fun with it.

           
          5.0

          yes

          By Long time player

          from Indiana

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

            Very solid guitar, great sustain. The lighter weight makes it easier to play live. As all say, it is neck heavy and not well-balanced.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Guitar.

            By Nick

            from CO

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Neck is Heavier then Body

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

            I bought this guitar because my Teisco Del Rey guitar had a bad bow and was beyond fixing, so I picked up this nice sg in red. The tone is amazing, love the pickups, less squeals when you turn the amp up, and overall awesome guitar. My two complaints are, the neck is heavier than the body so when you're using a strap and not holding the neck it falls, and not a big deal but I don't like the orange on the pickup selector. Really good quality and has a pretty sick sound. My new go to guitar

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Needs a little work, but worth it.

            By Michael

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

            I dig this guitar. Like another review stated, the nut is white not black and neck has no binding. For me the only modification needed was a graphite nut, the stock plastic was no good for tuning or tone and why guitar gets 4 stars-spend an extra few pennies and use graphite Epiphone. I used a graph tech made for Epiphone. The string spacing and height was dead on, but was just a little too wide on each end, so I use some sand paper to take a little off each end.
            I did a setup, adjusted the neck, action, and intonation, and pick up height and now have a wonderful guitar. Has a vintage sound that the Alnico 5 covered pickups give. Don't forget to adjust the pole pieces on the pickups to match the radius of the neck, helps with string clarity-or at least in my head it does. Has the right wood, mahogany body and set neck.
            My wife and I see it as a good looking piece of furniture that music can be played on, we dig the worn brown.

             
            5.0

            Strong -Like Bull

            By BRUCE

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

            If you can't handle the weight of a Les Paul and still want the same type of feel and stability on the fret board of a LP, you might want to consider this guitar; I think my weighs in around 8 lbs. It's built like a tank, but -one heck of a lot cheaper and lighter. The quality is very good, very well behaved for the money. Tuners and headstock beefy which give it the reliable feel. The set neck is excellent, with plenty of room to play on the 22 fret, -sustain not too shabby. For high gain I think this holds up pretty well, and anything Blues -e of course is right down this guitar's alley.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing!

            By pat

            from Middletown, Ct.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

              this is an amazing guitar for its price, don't want to put it down!

              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awsome neck and easy to play

              By dano

              from seattle

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Looks great

              Cons

              • Need Better Pick Ups
              • Poor Pick Up

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

              I had to install some real grover tuners and emg pickups and now the guitar is one of the best sounding ones I own.

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