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Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar   

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Classic mid-'60s SG vibe at an amazingly low price.Epiphone' Limited Edition 1966 G-400 is a Gibson-approved take on the classic '66 SG, with the fam...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vital mid-'60s SG specs for a screaming low price.

Classic mid-'60s SG vibe at an amazingly low price.Epiphone' Limited Edition 1966 G-400 is a Gibson-approved take on the classic '66 SG, with the familiar body of solid mahogany and slim-tapered set mahogany neck. A few design changes help this model stand out. Replacing the smaller pickguard which covered only the lower cutaway horn, this guitar' pickguard is large enough to surround the pickups, so they don™t require mounting rings. The pickups themselves are Alnico Classic high-output humbuckers, rather than the P-90 single-coils that came in the '66 SG. Classic Gibson design features individual tone and volume knobs for precise control of your sound. The deep double-cutaway not only looks cool, but allows easy access to all 22 frets, and the stopbar tailpiece and LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge ensure greater sustain and quick string changes. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
  • Double-cutaway solid mahogany body
  • Slim-tapered set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 frets
  • Alnico Classic Plus bridge humbucker
  • Alnico Classic neck humbucker
  • 2 volume, 2 tone controls
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Grover tuners
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

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EpiphoneLimited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 145 reviews)

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    (122)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb!

This was my first guitar and I must say that after having it for around 3 years now...it's a way better guitar then I originally thought. A few Gibson SG's that I...Read complete review

This was my first guitar and I must say that after having it for around 3 years now...it's a way better guitar then I originally thought. A few Gibson SG's that I have played do not have the same feel and quality of this guitar. Great, great guitar for the money and for performance. Two notes of caution though...it is a NECK HEAVY guitar which means that when you hold it, the neck will drop straight to the ground. I would suggest adding weights inside the body cavity or getting a really wide leather strap. The other point is the PICK UPS...while they are decent...they are not amazing like the rest of the guitar. Do yourself a favor and get a Angus Young pick up, 57, or Gibson Burstbucker and this guitar will be your favorite one. For the price...this is the best guitar you can get.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Great...But Not Bad

Vverall this is not a bad guitar for the money..If you want the Gibson scale (24 3/4) and to some degree the Gibson sound...It aint bad...With a...Read complete review

Vverall this is not a bad guitar for the money..If you want the Gibson scale (24 3/4) and to some degree the Gibson sound...It aint bad...With a setup..Don't think about running and buying new pups ,new pots ,new tuners, ect.. you will still have a chinese guitar with little resale...just buy it , set it up and enjoy it
I have read the reviews on this guitar and have shook my head in wonder at some of the things people write...First of all This is NO Gibson..Let me say I have played guitar over 30 years, have worked as a roadie for some very serious big names..I have owned and handled some of the finest guitars made..As far as features, an SG doesn't have many, The full size pickguard and Grover tuners basically cover it
Quality is Fair..Finish is OK, this guitar in ebony was not fine sanded before finish was applied so there are underlying marks in the finish..Pots were not very tight , knobs had to be removed and pots tightened..Intonation was fairly close..Action was very Poor..If you buy this guitar, You WILL NEED to have a setup done...Once setup properly the guitar plays great..Rosewood fretboard is dyed and will blacken your fingers, buy some lemon oil to clean it..Pups are fair-good..They are muddy with the volumes cranked..Grover Tuners are very good , but, they are only 14/1..They stay in tune perfectly but all tuners stay in tune if you know how to properly string, stretch. and tune...Body resonance is Superb..
You get what you pay for..If you think you are buying a Gibson, you will be sadly mistaken..

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(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not Great...But Not Bad

By Mike R16

from Illinois

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

Vverall this is not a bad guitar for the money..If you want the Gibson scale (24 3/4) and to some degree the Gibson sound...It aint bad...With a setup..Don't think about running and buying new pups ,new pots ,new tuners, ect.. you will still have a chinese guitar with little resale...just buy it , set it up and enjoy it
I have read the reviews on this guitar and have shook my head in wonder at some of the things people write...First of all This is NO Gibson..Let me say I have played guitar over 30 years, have worked as a roadie for some very serious big names..I have owned and handled some of the finest guitars made..As far as features, an SG doesn't have many, The full size pickguard and Grover tuners basically cover it
Quality is Fair..Finish is OK, this guitar in ebony was not fine sanded before finish was applied so there are underlying marks in the finish..Pots were not very tight , knobs had to be removed and pots tightened..Intonation was fairly close..Action was very Poor..If you buy this guitar, You WILL NEED to have a setup done...Once setup properly the guitar plays great..Rosewood fretboard is dyed and will blacken your fingers, buy some lemon oil to clean it..Pups are fair-good..They are muddy with the volumes cranked..Grover Tuners are very good , but, they are only 14/1..They stay in tune perfectly but all tuners stay in tune if you know how to properly string, stretch. and tune...Body resonance is Superb..
You get what you pay for..If you think you are buying a Gibson, you will be sadly mistaken..

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Epiphone SG Period.

By Andrew Downs

from United States

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

I saw this hanging way up on the wall at GC and though it was a gibson, I asked to check it out and was shocked to see it was an epi. The finish on mine is incredible, it plays like butter, and sounds decent ( the picks are a bit vintage sounding but i may just put a jb in the bridge and call it a day. I bought this to replace a 97 Gibson SG standard I sold back in the day to buy a jmp-1. I wanted an SG standard but I didnt care for the binding on the edges.

This looks exactly like an SG standard without binding and with an epiphone headstock. With the mahogany, the grovers, the beautiful naturalburst finish, a free pro case they had lying around, and a 299 dollar clearance price, it was a no brainer. This is the closest gibson sg standard replica you will ever find. I dont really care if it says gibson, epiphone, or dog s*** on the headstock. Its features, playability, sound, and looks sell this guitar.

It seems like every Gibson at GC has finish flaws, plays horribly (setup), or just doesent have that aura about it anymore. Almost every epiphone I pickup has little or now flaws, plays great, and looks awesome. This SG destroys the Gibson Faded and Special series no lie. Unless you need your headstock to say Gibson check this one out.
Great features for any SG but at this price even moreso. All mahogany body and neck, trapezoid inlays, grover tuners, full batwing pickguard. This is about as SG as it gets for under 1200 bucks.
The quality on epiphones has improved quite a bit. I bought this randomly at GC. Mine is a naturalburst color not offered any more. Its basically a gibson sg that says epiphone on the headstock. Zero finish flaws and solid as any SG.
For the price are you kidding me! Its an awesome deal. The ovious drawback is you cant say "Look, I got a gibson" but if your not into the whole gibson pride of onership thing this will more than satisfy.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb!

By twizzler

from Hollywood, FL

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast neck
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great quality
  • Slickfast Neck

Cons

  • Decent Pick Up
  • Fret Buzz
  • Neck heavy

Best Uses

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

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

This was my first guitar and I must say that after having it for around 3 years now...it's a way better guitar then I originally thought. A few Gibson SG's that I have played do not have the same feel and quality of this guitar. Great, great guitar for the money and for performance. Two notes of caution though...it is a NECK HEAVY guitar which means that when you hold it, the neck will drop straight to the ground. I would suggest adding weights inside the body cavity or getting a really wide leather strap. The other point is the PICK UPS...while they are decent...they are not amazing like the rest of the guitar. Do yourself a favor and get a Angus Young pick up, 57, or Gibson Burstbucker and this guitar will be your favorite one. For the price...this is the best guitar you can get.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wanna Rock!!!

By michael namorato

from Oxford, MS

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

Awesome value!! Cant beat this!!!
If you wanna truly rock without spending $1200 on a Gibson standard sg, then this is the guitar you want!!! My best friend and guitarist for my band (been playing together for 17 years) plays Gibson guitars exclusively, says that this Epiphone sounds better than his SG's and Les Pauls!!! Get this guitar and start on your path to true rock godness!!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar

By Izzy

from Ontario, Canada

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great quality
  • Once Altered Magnificient

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

Well I've owned this guitar for 2-3 year's now and I still love playing this guitar. Right off the bat when I first recieved the pickup's where dreafull especially the rythm ugh! Once I changed the pickup's as well as the electronic's inside W0W. I played a gibson SG Standard it could not keep up with my guitar through the same amp. I changed the pickup's with an Angus Young signature in the bridge and a 57 classic I bought off amazon that was originally in a custom made Gibson ES-335. Once I took my guitar to the guitar store after everything was installed the man there told me I had the best 57 classic he has ever heard.. Mind you he has been around guitar's for over 40 year's now. That meant allot to me, Now that i'm older I don't have as much time to play my guitar as I would like but when I sit down and rip some AC/DC chords bellowing through my house it feel's and sounds great Would I recommend this guitar? sure if you're willing to put in just a little extra money to make it a fantastic instrument.
Ps. mine is the heritage cherry which look's stunning, I've even fooled my friends into thinking it's a Gibson :P

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

SilverBurst shimmers

By Ed Leland

from MA

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

Fit and finish both good on this guitar. Like any other guitar out of the box, it needed intonation straightaway; but other than that, no issues with transit. Great tone, although I opted to change out the plastic nut in favor of a graphite/teflon one. I also had my tech put a new strap button (w/ strap locks) on the body about 3 inches above the original to compensate for the guitar being neck heavy. The Alnico pickups are great, and the tonal palette is quite wide. As strictly a Strat guy for 20+ years this is my first guitar different than that style; I am quite impressed and am falling in love with this axe! It may even replace my #1 (don't tell her!). I tested out some Gibson Faded models and the Epi feels better; at a fraction of the price. Unless you have to have the Name Brand on your headstock, you cannot go wrong with the Epiphone!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar.

By vT MonsteR Tv

from Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

I just got this guitar for Christmas. It has a really thin necks which makes it easy for some shredding solos. The stock pick ups are good and you get get sounds from AC/DC to Bullet For My Valentine out of it. It also has a really nice clean tone on it as well. I own 5 guitars and this one is probably the best one and the most fun to play. Plus the silverburst finish looks amazing.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone G-400

By The Dude-neR7a

from Jersey

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

I think it's a fantastic buy if you can't afford a Gibson.
It's got four knobs, two tones, two volumes. That's all you really need.
I love it
Totslly worth the buy

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressed!!

By Peter Boerema

from South Dakota

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

Overall, this was a great purchase. The finish on the Silverburst is gorgeous. It's lightweight and plays pretty easily (the action was a little bit high when I first received it, but the Tune-O-Matic bridge makes that very easy to fix). It has all the features and sound of a much more expensive Gibson model.
This guitar is truly a fantastic example of how much Epiphone quality has improved over the years. I had been wanting an SG for quite a while now and when I saw the price of this guitar, I jumped at it. The silverburst finish looks fantastic and the Alnico pickups sound great even through a small amp (I use a Roland Cube-40XL).
The quality is impressive for the price. The tone/volume knobs don't sit perfectly level, but they work perfectly.
Best value of any guitar I've ever purchased

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1966 G400 SG

By theawsumdude

from brizzy

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar:

this guitar is AWESOME! I got it last year and have used it for practice, playing with my band and have taken it every where. it will last me for ages. it can give out most tones. i play blues, rock and metal and it does those fine. it looks killer, but you need to regularly give it a wipe down with an ever so slightly damp cloth to get rid of finger prints and to keep the neck fast and smooth. overall, my favourite guitar... if it broke i'd definitely get another

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