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Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar   

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The SG is a classic rocker, and the new Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar version adds a flamed maple top to create a guitar that has a ...Read More

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A looker version of the classic SG!

The SG is a classic rocker, and the new Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar version adds a flamed maple top to create a guitar that has a superstar look on stage. All the other G-400 features remain, including the Alnico V humbuckers, tune-o-matic bridge, an all-mahogany back for maximum sustain and gutsy tone. Its ultrafast, slim-tapered set neck allows blistering leads. Limited lifetime warranty.


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EpiphoneG-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

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Better Overall Value than a Gibson Standard SG

Bought this guitar used for a great price. This is not a knock on Gibson, but I had to compare the two guitars as they are teh closest competitors to each other. I...Read complete review

Bought this guitar used for a great price. This is not a knock on Gibson, but I had to compare the two guitars as they are teh closest competitors to each other. I think the Gibson SG is severely overpriced for what you get in comparison to the Epiphone, and the allure of the Gibson name draws a lot of people in and makes them spend more for the guitar then they should. I could have afforded the Gibson, but here's why I chose the Epiphone SG G-400 Deluxe flametop. Having an ESP LTD Laiho 600, I mostly play modern metal, but wanted something I could use for my classic favs and when I jam and gig (we do some Sabbath and Deep Purple covers) and needed a nice change of pace rock-metal guitar. I tried out a few the Gibson SGs at a music store, but after playing my ESP Ltd, was thoroughly unimpressed with what I was playing and the price I had to shell out for a Standard Gibson SG. So I did some research on the Epi SGs and tried some out. After trying some out I concluded that in terms of overall value they are better than the Gibson SG. They play well and are not cheap or overpriced either. They have fairly fast necks, and the overall quality and cost comparisson surpassed that of the Gibson SG. Sure the Gibson SG is hand crafted, mohagany, made in the USA, but to me the Gibson SG is not cost wise better than the Epi SG flametop I bought. With the amount I saved on the SG, I replaced the factory Alnico humbucker in the bridge with a Dimarzio Super Distortion humbucker and the Epiphone SG roars through my Peavey 6505. All said and done, I have a great guitar for classic metal, it looks hot, sounds fabulous. Some will argue quality, tone, craftsmanship, which is all very important stuff if you are a pro, or generally speaking a guitar buff, but for someone like me that just likes to have fun and play, wants quality sound and likes a good deal, the Epiphone SG G-400 Deluxe is far superior!
Same I'd rate the Gibson SG. Mohagany neck and body. Maple flametop is super hot. Two humbuckers, two tone and volume knobs, switch.

One draw back, for what I play, the factory pickups are very tame, but no worse than factory pups in the Gibson SG.
It's built in China, but I'm past the whole "can't buy any true American Instruments evil Asian twin." It's well built for its price range. That is where the true value lies.
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The stock setup is okay.

I've owned this guitar since 1999 and it isn't bad at all. I love the fretboard, you can play great lead because of it. One of the major setbacks with this guitar is...Read complete review

I've owned this guitar since 1999 and it isn't bad at all. I love the fretboard, you can play great lead because of it. One of the major setbacks with this guitar is the toggle switch. It kept shorting out on me. And recently I decided to just pull the guitar apart and build my own custom design with the epiphone body. The actual guitar itself is recommended for any genre and any guitarist, from beginner to expert.

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5.0

Better Overall Value than a Gibson Standard SG

By Mick Brunetti

from Canada

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

Bought this guitar used for a great price. This is not a knock on Gibson, but I had to compare the two guitars as they are teh closest competitors to each other. I think the Gibson SG is severely overpriced for what you get in comparison to the Epiphone, and the allure of the Gibson name draws a lot of people in and makes them spend more for the guitar then they should. I could have afforded the Gibson, but here's why I chose the Epiphone SG G-400 Deluxe flametop. Having an ESP LTD Laiho 600, I mostly play modern metal, but wanted something I could use for my classic favs and when I jam and gig (we do some Sabbath and Deep Purple covers) and needed a nice change of pace rock-metal guitar. I tried out a few the Gibson SGs at a music store, but after playing my ESP Ltd, was thoroughly unimpressed with what I was playing and the price I had to shell out for a Standard Gibson SG. So I did some research on the Epi SGs and tried some out. After trying some out I concluded that in terms of overall value they are better than the Gibson SG. They play well and are not cheap or overpriced either. They have fairly fast necks, and the overall quality and cost comparisson surpassed that of the Gibson SG. Sure the Gibson SG is hand crafted, mohagany, made in the USA, but to me the Gibson SG is not cost wise better than the Epi SG flametop I bought. With the amount I saved on the SG, I replaced the factory Alnico humbucker in the bridge with a Dimarzio Super Distortion humbucker and the Epiphone SG roars through my Peavey 6505. All said and done, I have a great guitar for classic metal, it looks hot, sounds fabulous. Some will argue quality, tone, craftsmanship, which is all very important stuff if you are a pro, or generally speaking a guitar buff, but for someone like me that just likes to have fun and play, wants quality sound and likes a good deal, the Epiphone SG G-400 Deluxe is far superior!
Same I'd rate the Gibson SG. Mohagany neck and body. Maple flametop is super hot. Two humbuckers, two tone and volume knobs, switch.

One draw back, for what I play, the factory pickups are very tame, but no worse than factory pups in the Gibson SG.
It's built in China, but I'm past the whole "can't buy any true American Instruments evil Asian twin." It's well built for its price range. That is where the true value lies.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST GUITAR I OWN

By Broticus the man

from Princeton ,mn

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

This is the best sounding guitar I have ever played! The set neck is great, it gives me complete access to the upper frets. Has a sort of angelic clean sound and a crunch distortion sound. all in all an amazing guitar for an amazing price!!!

 
5.0

Nice

By IbanezSg400

from CA

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

This guitar has cool looks. Great for its price. Plays very nice also. Great for 1st or 2nd guitar!

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Justin A. Jenkins

from Jacksonville, NC

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

I just bought this guitar and it's really a good deal for the money. It Plays and sounds great. I don't regret buying this guitar like I have with some others in the past. It's a really sexy guitar and is light and comfortable. I really enjoy it.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

I've been playing guitar for 15 years. I used to only play American Fenders and Gibsons, but Epiphone has become my new favorite brand of guitar. This is my second Epiphone, and it is almost perfect. I originally bought a Gibson Melody Maker that had QC issues when it came to the electronics. I sent it back and bought an Epiphone G-400 deluxe. I rate the Deluxe right up there with Fender and Gibson. The G-400 Deluxe looks great, plays great, and is very affordable. The stock pickups are pretty good, they have their own voice, and they sound a bit different from the pickups on my Epi Les Paul Standard Plus, and much warmer than the pickups in my Gibson LP Studio. For most people, the stock pickups are more than good enough. I may switch them out to SD '59s one day, but right now the stock pickups are good enough. SGs are kind of neck heavy, but if you have a good, clingy, leather strap, you won't have too much trouble. It will take a nose dive if you use a nylon strap. But that's with all SG type guitars, not just this one. I picked my G-400 deluxe up for $300, and I made out like a bandit. It's easily worth 2 1/2 times that much. As I said before, this is my second Epiphone, and they are both great guitars. For reference, I also have a Fender American Standard Strat, a Fender Custom Shop Strat, a Gibson Les Paul Studio, and an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. The only thing the Gibson LP has over my two Epiphones is slightly clearer pickups. THAT'S IT. This guitar is a perfect Rock guitar. It looks good, was set up almost perfectly out of the box, and sounds great. I'm really satisfied with my G-400 deluxe. It's a really great guitar.

 
5.0

Great guitar for the money

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

This guitar is a pretty amazing value. The first thing I noticed was the amazing finish. You'll be hard-pressed to find a guitar at this price level with such a well done, good looking flame top. The stock bridge pickup would probably be sufficient for most people, nothing stellar, but decent. The neck pickup really sucked. Super muddy and all but unusable. BUT once I switched out the bridge with a Gibson 57 Plus, and the neck with a GFS Dream 180, this thing is a beast that can rock with the best of them. So if you're more concerned with buying a great guitar at a low price than you are with paying a premium price for a certain name on the headstock, then you can have a guitar that rivals a genuine SG . Just be prepared to upgrade the pickups if youre serious about your tone.

 
5.0

Outstanding guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

I been playing for number of years jumping across bands and playing numbers of guitars but as this sound the best and not a bad price i bought mine used and a local small music shop for the $300 years back when this guitar sold for $499 back in the day, over all this guitar is strong and great sound just make sure you buy a monster cable dont buy a cheap one and think your guitars going to sound good I would buy another one if somthing happend to this one so dont ask just buy it!And trust me I will NEVER sell this guitar

 
5.0

awesome guitar

By tommygunrhythm

from Whitefield, NH

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

I have been playing guitar/bass for the past 7 years and i think that for the cash this is the the best looking guitar. you are getting all of the features of the standard g-400 but you are getting a finish that will make you stand out at a show. i have used this guitar in many situations from recording to gigs and i will have to say this guitar can really do it all. the only downside is it is neck heavy but you only notice it when you let go of the neck. i also own 15 other guitars but this one can really hold up against all of the other brands. Gibson sg's are great but they are not for the musican that is living on a tight budget so if you dont have the extra cash go with the g-400 standard or the deluxe (the deluxe is way better looking) and always use tubes they bring out the tone in your guitar.

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Phoniex08

from Pa

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for about 2 years and I don?t play any gig without it. The sound I get out it is amazing with my pedal. I always use this guitar as my main guitar when I?m playing even if I got a Gibson I use this over that it?s that good

 
5.0

beautiful

By Regan

from Detroit, MI

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

a gorgeous guitar. admittedly what drew me to it was the look of it, but it was also recommended to me as being the best for its price. i agree with that assessment, with two exceptions: 1/the toggle switch on mine sucks; if i even graze it a little it flips, and 2/the pickups are kinda cheap-sounding. replace/repair those items and you got a pretty stellar piece of work.

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