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Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar  

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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.

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  • 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
 
4.6

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
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    • Experienced (6)

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

 

this is a very subjective guitar

The epiphone vintage G-400 guitar is okay - not that bad, not that great. This guitar has a very lightweight body, and a very heavy neck which makes playing it very, very...Read complete review

The epiphone vintage G-400 guitar is okay - not that bad, not that great. This guitar has a very lightweight body, and a very heavy neck which makes playing it very, very awkward. You have to push your right forearm on the back of the guitar so that the neckboard will be ballanced. This makes it harder to strum correctly. When you stand up, the neck tips over to the ground, and in some cases could damage the guitar. The sustain isn't great either. On the high notes, they'll probably last about 1-2 seconds. Also, it untunes very easily. I would just buy a guitar with a heavier body, and with a longer sustain. I remember when I got this guitar about 5 months ago, the reviews were great, but when i got the guitar, I became doubtful. Just save up and get the les paul. -- btw, it isn't better than the Gibson.

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4.0

Second review

By Old guy bargain hunter

from New york

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

This is my second review of the Epiphone SG 400 vintage (first review titled, " nirvana for smaller hands). In my other review I wrote about my experience modding this guitar, and how I built an awesome SG for less than the cost of a Gibson. I realize I neglected to talk more about the guitar I received. I bought this used, with expectations of modding. I really like the the worn finish. It's beautiful, but susceptible to damage. This guitar is light as a feather. It's neck heavy, but a wide strap with good grip on the shoulder helps a lot. The neck is super fast, and is a dream for guys with smaller hands. The input jack was loose. Fret edges smooth. The pickups are pretty decent and what one would expect at this price point. I have high standards, and wanted to bring the guitar up to par with my Gibsons and Fenders. I upgraded the pickups and electronics, had a bone but installed, and a professional setup. It is now on par with my other guitars. Sounds awesome and plays incredible. I collect guitars, and don't want to have to spend 1000 + dollars for every guitar, or have inexpensive guitars I don't want to play because they aren't on par with my higher end stuff. Folks, these guitars are great bang for the buck and worth the cost. But, if you get a pro setup and upgrade where you think it is lacking you can build a monster for far less than the cost of a Gibson. I have done this with an Epi les Paul, and now my Gibson sits in the closet. I don't care about the name on the headstock, I care about high performance. I love a show piece guitar, but in the end it's about sound and playability and I'm proud of this guitar. Don't care about resale, because I'll never sell this baby. I'm in love with my upgraded Epi SG, and don't care what anyone else thinks. My buddy who has a collection of high end guitars is now looking to sell his Gibson SG, because it can't match my Epi beast. Hyperbole? Maybe, but my custom shop Gibby 335 (which I love!) is sitting in the closet.

 
4.0

Nirvana for smaller hands!

By Old guy bargain hunter

from New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

I have been a musician for over 30 years. I currently own a Gibson custom shop ES 335, Gibson Les Paul studio deluxe, fender strat, and a fender USA Tele among other guitars. I recently discovered the joys of modding guitars. I bought this guitar used because my research indicated it had a fast neck and I prefer a satin finished neck. Once you have owned high end guitars your expectations of performance are significantly increased. When I first received it I was amazed at the feel of the neck, but the frets buzzed. The pickups were pretty decent, and electronics only so so. Meh. But, I didn't stop there. I bought a set of 57 classic pickups, new CTS pots, orange drop capacitors and a switchcraft jack. I did my own wiring (YouTube, baby), and had the nut professionally installed. The result? Unbelievable!!! I now have an SG that plays better than any Gibson I've played, and the sound is on par or better than any of my other guitars, including my custom shop 335. I have smaller hands and I've been able to adjust to various necks and play with reasonable facility. But, once I started playing this guitar difficult licks and chord fingerings literally became easy!!! Fast playing became effortless. I realized that I am a pretty doggone good guitar player. If only I'd had this guitar for all these years. I know that the work I did seems like a lot, and not everyone has the money or desire to do these things. Why not just buy a Gibson? You are welcome to do so and you will have a guitar with better resale. But, I've spent significantly less than the cost of a Gibson SG and this plays better than any Gibson I've played. I couldn't imagine wanting more in a guitar. i read reviews of guys giving really good guitars bad reviews for fret buzz. Buy this guitar, spend the money for a good setup and you will be surprised what it does. If you like the way it plays, but aren't crazy about the electronics consider upgrading. I'm grinning like I stole this bad boy! Go for it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar for the price

By Josh

from Massachusetts

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar about two years ago as my second guitar and has held up well. It was a massive improvement over the squier I was using at the time. It has a longer scale as you would expect with a SG. The neck is super thin which is amazing to play on. The pickups are pretty good for what you're paying for. The only complaint I have is the input jack gets loose a lot. It gets annoying how I have to keep taking the back plate on and off to tighten it with out damaging the wires so I just tend to leave it off. Over all a great guitar for beginners and would recommend it.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Hard to keep it in tune.

    By Claude

    from Boise Idaho

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

        I really wanted to love this guitar, but I don't. It looks and sounds great, but won't stay in tune. After a Graphtech nut and tightening the tuners, I discovered that the bridge saddles have a lot of back and forth movement. Going to try a roller bridge with locking saddles as a last ditch effort, but if that doesn't do it, it's gone.

         
        5.0

        One SWEET guitar !

        By Gully

        from Montpelier, VA

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        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

          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

            (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!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Simply Stunning Guitar

              By Jared Serrano

              from Santa Rosa NM

              Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

              This Epiphone G-400 is right on par with Gibson, if not better. Its build, its hardware, its electronics, all great! You cant beat this value! Its worn cherry finish is great and feels good to the tough. Its solid with a rock hard set neck and an added bonus with Grover tuners. The chrome humbuckers look great and sound better, especially on an overdrive pedal. The cleans are clean and the dirty can really get down and dirty. If Gibsons are not feasible for you and your budget, GET THE SG G-400!!!

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Astonishing!

              By Jared Serrano

              from New Mexico

              Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is extremely great quality! Besides the worn finish and not having coil tapping, its like the G-400 pro! It plays so smooth and looks fantastic! The neck is a bit heavy and has a tendency to dive bomb, but a good thick leather strap can cure that. Its really solid and feels great to play. The sound is like something a thousand dollars more.

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