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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better Overall Value than a Gibson Standard SG

By Mick Brunetti

from Canada

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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

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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

Great-400 Deluxe

By Popzarocka

from Manahawkin, NJ

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Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

If it screams like a Gibson, Cries like a Gibson and Feels like a Gibson it must be an Epiphone G-400 Deluxe. I picked this beauty up as a back up for my old reliable Gibson SG and I'm sure this Epi will see as much stage time as my Gibby. Some back up!

 
5.0

You wouldn't know the difference

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

If you were blind-folded, you wouldn't know the difference between this our a Gibson SG. I compared this one to several other Gibson SG' as well as Les Pauls. This guitar is under-priced. The tone, feel and appearance are outstanding.

 
4.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar about a week ago. It's really light and has a good feel to it. The neck is long and good for soloing. It's got a good tone to it. The finish on it looks a lot better in person than it does in the picture. I'm very pleased with it so far.

 
5.0

Better THan the Lowere Quality Gibsons

By djwglpuppy-iozHe

from Chicag, IL

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Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

I was pretty set on getting a Gibson and not an Epiphone so I was a little apprehensive when I plugged it in. Man was I impressed! Great tone.... real smooth, and looks really well made. I tried the Faded SG and IMO this is a much better guitar. I love this guitar.... it is a little hard to get past the Epiphone name, so I will just let the tone speak for itself. Great deal, get these while you can!

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!!!

By SGrocks-v7Vx5

from Seymour, TN

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

This is definitely an awesome guitar. It sounds comparable to the Gibson SG Supreme. If you are looking for a high rate sound without the price this is the guitar for you. I have owned it for about 6 months and it is awesome.

 
5.0

Great, depending on what your doing.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

Where do I start? this is a beutiful guitar, the flamed maple is extravagant and is probably one of the prettist guitars I've ever seen it has a beutiful tone and plays smooth, is is better than a lot of gibsons. However if you are a metal person, I would stay away fron this guitar, the pickups are very creamy and a re perfect for classic rock and blues and anything else where a smooth guitar tone is needed. But it has a problem with distortion and it won't hit a pinch to save its life. It is, to me, too pretty, I always wipe off the finger prints with a rag. All in all this is a smooth playing smooth sounding guitar, and is one of the most beutiful things i have ever seen. But unless your a diehard Gibson fan who is short on cash or love beutiful guitars or play something other than metal, this guitar is not for you. I love it too death but it is impractical, I am probably going to get some jet black Ibanez or Jackson next, something that I can whack on the wall, not something I have to wipe off every time I touch it.

 
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

By Guitar Man 2007

from Cumberland, IA

Comments about Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Flametop Electric Guitar:

This is a kick butt guitar. Its fret board makes it easy to reach the higher frets and bigger output. The two volume and tone knobs are sweet to.

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