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Epiphone G-400 Electric Guitar

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The Epiphone G-400 Electric Guitar features a solid mahogany body and slim-tapered mahogany neck. Separate volume and tone controls for each of the h...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gibson-authorized version of their great '62 SG.

The Epiphone G-400 Electric Guitar features a solid mahogany body and slim-tapered mahogany neck. Separate volume and tone controls for each of the high-output humbuckers give you complete control of your sound. The deep double-cutaway lets you reach all 22 frets with ease. The LockTone stopbar tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge provide great sustain and tone, and make string changing easier. Exclusive Alpine White finish! Limited lifetime warranty.

FEATURES
  • Double-cutaway solid mahogany body
  • Alpine White finish
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Slim-tapered neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 22 frets
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Dual Alnico V humbuckers
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlays
  • Chrome hardware
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4.7

(based on 44 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

White Beauty

I saw this guitar and fell in love with the look of it. I'm a huge fan of white instruments. I am a Fender guy, but this is my second Epiphone. My other...Read complete review

I saw this guitar and fell in love with the look of it. I'm a huge fan of white instruments. I am a Fender guy, but this is my second Epiphone. My other is a LP Jr. When I got this guitar I expected the strings to be the standard "Brite Wires" (I think) that Epiphone equips. You may want to change these off right away to get the full potential of the guitar. When I picked it up I was impressed by the light weight and slim design. The neck is perfect for me because I have bigger hands. The painted/finished neck blew me away. I instantly loved the feel of this guitar. It plays like butter! The sustain on this beauty is very nice and great rock my style of music. The pickups are nice and loud but still have some nice tone to them. I plan on swapping out the bridge with one of my extra Duncans I have.If you are an Epiphone or Gibson player I'd highly recomend this guitar; for the limited edition colour and the bang for the buck. I never realized how easy SG's were to solo with and reach the high notes. This is a huge bonus for me.When I got the guitar I adjusted the bridge to lower the strings a bit and it's even easier to play than before. The tuners are actually very good, too. They have "Grover" stamped on them (not sure if that's Epiphone default or an aftermarket upgrade they did). Either way it's a nice feature.As far as looks go, this thing is beautiful. The trapezoid pearl inlays are gorgeous. The headstock also has a nice pearl symbol as well. This guitar is a beautiful instrument and I highly recommend it.

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Below Par Quality

Purchased this guitar with a MF case. When the guitar and case arrived, I opened it and looked the guitar over. The nut was almost a 1/4 inch higher at the little...Read complete review

Purchased this guitar with a MF case. When the guitar and case arrived, I opened it and looked the guitar over. The nut was almost a 1/4 inch higher at the little E than at the big E. The pickguard was also raised at the back about an 1/8 inch. The fretboard was filthy and appeared to be used. Sent it back. Unfortunately, inspection of other G400's at the local GC were similiar. I can't believe someone in the US is inspecting these.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Awesome

By The Deadline

from McAllen TX

Ive owned this guitar for about 2 years and have had no problems with it. I love the tone with high overdrive,sounds great. I also use a fender tube amp with it,and it sounds good with lite distortion or on clean. When i do shows i Always use this guitar,great guitar,at a good price.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Neck Dive

By X24PITT13

from Los Angeles, Ca

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It really bothers me when people say that the neck is heavier than the body and thats why it has neck dive. This is absurd cuz the body has 5 times more wood and weight than the neck could ever have, it's physics. The reason that these have neck dive is the position of the strap button. Thats why Tony Iommi puts his on the upper horn. Its not really a problem anyway unless you like to dance around with your guitar like a fairy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spanning Genres and Saving You Green.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this guitar over three months ago, and it has not yet disappointed me. The neck's small circumference makes this guitar ideal for younger players, or those with smaller hands. Not only can this guitar produce Gibson's signature, bone-rattling crunch that is usually associated with a Marshall amplifier, But it also works very well on a clean-set Fender amp. But needless to say, if you play Bluesy-Rock e.g. The Black Keys. Than this is the guitar for you, and for this price, Epiphone has really outdone themselves once again. Crunch on, you shining diamonds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Robert

By Robert Lehman

from Central Florida

I love this guitar. It's beautiful, every square inch of it. The sound is absolutely sweet and full, or if you want it, it can get down and dirty. My friends and family members have wanted to try it out, but I can't bring myself to let them. It is so perfect, I don't want anyone else touching it. If you buy one, you'll understand!
Also, Musician's Friend shipped it very quickly, and they really packed it well. Three heavy boxes, and lots of packing. I've received broken guitars before, and it's very frustrating. That's not going to happen here. Their customer service is exceptional as well.
I can't recommend this guitar, and the people at Musician's Friend, any more strongly. My experience was the best!
Ie really doesn't have any special features. But the features that are there, the knobs, tuning machines, etc., are all of very good quality.
This guitar is perfect. The inlays fit perfectly. The paint is flawless. The sound is beautiful. Just a really great guitar.
I don't know how they could improve upon this guitar. It would be a great value at twice this price.
I've played the high priced Gibsons, and they sre no better than this outstanding Epiphone.

 
5.0

The Best Guitar Ever Made.

By Charles Xavier.

from Los Angeles, CA.

The sustain goes on for days, and if you know what you're doing you can get any tone out of this guitar without even plugging it in. I read in a real guitar book that the body was carved by angels in heaven and the pickups wound in Hell by Satan himself. The factory set up was done by the same tech that sets up guitars for Steve Vai. I've never played a guitar that was this amazing and I don't think you ever will unless you push the "Add to Cart" button right now. It won't be a mistake.

 
4.0

Got some bite...

By vker77

from Boulder, CO

Does it weep or sing, or squawk and honk? Come'on it's an axe, not a flock of geese.. A nice and light axe that plays very smooth. It has really pretty decent fretwork and construction, although there is a bit of overspray and a couple of glue gobs near the neck joint. Also the inlays have quite a bit of glue(black) around them, but it matches the neck and if you are not looking for it, then it shouldn't bother you.Action was quite high when it arrived, but that was an easy adjustment. It has a very responsive truss-rod.Overall I was really surprised with the quality right out of the box, and found it worthy of purchasing a brand new TKL case for it.It has a great garage type growl and bite,snarl? Is that possibe? okay, so there are the animal analogies.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By DoNoTfArTiNmYeYeS

from West Fargo, North Dakota

This is a great guitar for anyone who loves the SG looks and is on a lower budget. It plays great, and looks great. It could use some better pickups rather than the stock, but its still good. I put an EMG 81/85 combo in mine and it sounds amazing I definetely recommend those. So if you want a great guitar with no tremolo, this is for you.

 
5.0

GREAT GUITAR!!!!

By Jimmy Page-lyI_S

from Undisclosed

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This guitar is my third guitar, I love it and it was a great price. I had to lower the strings because the were pretty far from the fret board. It doesnt play as good as my fender, but I love the looks and style of the guitar

 
5.0

Inexpensive, Supurb Guitar

By STEPHEN GATLIN

from Haverford ,PA

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I own this guitar. I am a guitar collector, and I did not expect to buy this guitar, yesterday. But for heck of it, I picked it up, played it, and was amazed. I don't think the guys in this high-end shop cared to admit just how well it played. I tell you this: I can have my set-up man finesse the string height, and I've got one fine guitar. The cut-away is massive. You have to get used to it. Guys, if you want a fine guitar, you CAN in fact "beat the system". This guitar is a pleasure to own, to play, to tune, to admire. The thing is unbelievable. Plus it's a replication of the old and glorious Gibson all us baby boomers grew up with.

 
5.0

AWSOME

By dooshonmandik101

from live oak,fl

I bought this guitar around christmas and man does it sound good. It is pretty comfortable and reliable but takes a little time to get used to because of the longer neck, but no problems so far.

 
5.0

Good, but get a setup

By incredible mr steve

from Mechanicsburg, OH

The G-400 is my first medium/medium high quality guitar. When it first came, I thought it was defective because the strings buzzed so bad. I had to set the action really high to get it to stop (mostly). I ended up returning it and them send me another one. That one had the same problem, so I had a setup done on it. Wow. When everything's set up the right way, it's amazing. It's got good tone and it's easy to tune. I love it. Just make sure you have it worked on so the truss rod is set up right (that was the main problem on mine).

 
5.0

Review

By matt4adio98

from ohio

i love this best epiphone i have had i just got and it plays great for music like nearest the positive

 
5.0

AWESOME GUITAR

By GuitarCraZ

from NY

I just got this guitar today... and it is awesome. Pick-ups are great. Sound is amazing. It's awesome to just feel it in your hands... The two things I say is when you play guitar, don't and you got no strap on, don't let go of the neck... it's heavier than the body (which is weird, but yes). And lastly...take good care of this axe....

 
5.0

wow!!!

By PetersonRocker1234

from Portland

This guitar is exactly like a gibson sg and with the slim taperd neck you can scream like angus young and hendrix combined!!! Im not from the epiphone company or anything Im 13 and say this guitar will rock you crazy. I've been playing about 5 years and this is definetly like the best guitar I own. Its really lightwieght and I have a guitar bug so onstage I will jump off the stage or run in circles but... Wow!!! I have a marshall and it roars with my sg standard and with the reverb its like saying im going to be the next worlds most amazing guitar player. This is a great guitar at an affordable price. If you think people will laugh that you have and epiphone think again because when you get out there you sound like Angus young and people worship you. I recommend this guitar to any musicain beginner or advanced this guitar is awesome at an affordable price.

 
5.0

AWESOME!!!!!

By Jlang1221

from Alabama

I've had mine for a couple of weeks. This Guitar might be one of the best I have ever played. Its a WONDERFUL guitar, both overall and espcially for its affordable price. It come straight out of the box ready to play. It's my go to guitar.

 
5.0

White Beauty

By TyPerin

from Ottawa, Ontario

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I saw this guitar and fell in love with the look of it. I'm a huge fan of white instruments. I am a Fender guy, but this is my second Epiphone. My other is a LP Jr. When I got this guitar I expected the strings to be the standard "Brite Wires" (I think) that Epiphone equips. You may want to change these off right away to get the full potential of the guitar. When I picked it up I was impressed by the light weight and slim design. The neck is perfect for me because I have bigger hands. The painted/finished neck blew me away. I instantly loved the feel of this guitar. It plays like butter! The sustain on this beauty is very nice and great rock my style of music. The pickups are nice and loud but still have some nice tone to them. I plan on swapping out the bridge with one of my extra Duncans I have.If you are an Epiphone or Gibson player I'd highly recomend this guitar; for the limited edition colour and the bang for the buck. I never realized how easy SG's were to solo with and reach the high notes. This is a huge bonus for me.When I got the guitar I adjusted the bridge to lower the strings a bit and it's even easier to play than before. The tuners are actually very good, too. They have "Grover" stamped on them (not sure if that's Epiphone default or an aftermarket upgrade they did). Either way it's a nice feature.As far as looks go, this thing is beautiful. The trapezoid pearl inlays are gorgeous. The headstock also has a nice pearl symbol as well. This guitar is a beautiful instrument and I highly recommend it.

 
5.0

Great, Beautiful Guitar At An Affordable Price.

By J. S. Lane

from Swanzey, NH

If you're like me and don't want or have the means to shell out a ton of cash for a Gibson then this is definitely the guitar for you.First off all, it's a beauty. I love the Alpine White with the chrome hardware and the black pickguard. The Alpine White finish also makes it difficult to see any scratches or dents on the body, which can be nice if you like to get rowdy with your axe.It plays really nice, had pretty good action right when I bought it and the neck was really smooth. I played it for about an hour and a half before I finally decided to pick it up. I didn't get tired of the guitar at all.As for its hardware and electronics, for the most part I am very pleased. It has a locking tailpiece which is great for changing strings. The only problem I have with it are the tuning machines. It has fallen out of tune quite easily on occasion. The other problem with the tuning machines is that when I went to change them with some Gibson Grover's, and the screw holes don't match up. This was strange because I have another G-400 that I did the same modification to and it worked fine. That is my only real complaint about this particular guitar.As far as sound, the Dual Alnico pickups sound great for the price range. I'm running it through a VOX AC30CC2 and it sounds money to me. I am, however, thinking of replacing the pickups with my Angus Young Signature and '57 Classic.Overall, it's a great guitar for anybody who wants the beauty of an SG without throwing down a months worth of rent to pay for it.

 
5.0

A great SG playalike

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Bought this guitar for a cheap price and planned on changing out the pickups ASAP. Plugged it in to my GNX 3000 and was stunned. The tone coming through the pickups was super. I played around with several different setting and a range of styles from blues to Led Zepplin and back. Needless to say I'm not going to change the pickups now.

 
5.0

GUITAR HEAVEN!!

By BillyD

from A corn firld in Indiana

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Just got mine a couple of days ago. This thing is a total beauty! Right out of the box it was ready to play. It was almost in tune!!! The action is a dream. Of course new strings are a must. I checked the whole guitar out. Not one sign of a blem, paint run, glue anywhere! No damage. A dream guitar. Sounds as good as the $1300 babys out there and I still got a grand in my pocket! (kinda)

 
5.0

A Great Guitar

By Voxman1646

from Dallas, Georgia

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I own the G400 in Alpine White. The appearence is striking. The guitar is very lively to play with easy whole step bends and vibrato. I think the pickups are fine especially with the use of a Boss CS3 compressor/sustainer. I own an Artist Signature Strat, a Les Paul Classic Antique, and a Rick 360, but I find myself picking up the Epi most often.

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