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Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar  

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

    The Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Electric Guitar is a Gibson-authorized version of their great '66 SG with a solid mahogany body and slim-taper set mahogany neck. Some subtle-yet-significant differences make this one special. Instead of the small, lower horn-only pickguard, it has the larger pickguard so there aren't any pickup mounting rings around the high-output Alnico Classic humbuckers (the '66 SG had P-90 pickups). Separate volume and tone controls for each of the pickups give you complete control of your sound. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and make string changing easier. The deep double-cutaway lets you reach all 22 frets with ease.

    Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or 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

    Rock with the G-400! Order today.

     
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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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    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

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (4)
      • Practicing (4)
      • Small venues (4)
      • Rock concerts (3)
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        • 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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      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.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent guitar

      By Izzy

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      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

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Epiphone G-400

      By Jack Peters

      from Tennessee

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        I bought this for my son to learn on. It has a good quality though and he is pleased.

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        5.0

        Dont hesitate!!

        By wesley

        from Ramer, TN

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        Pros

        • Beautiful Cherry Finnish
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • everything

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

          First off, i must say, this thing is beautiful. I sleep with it at the end of my bed so i can wake up looking at it. If that tells u anything. Now, if your considering this guitar, dont hesitate to buy it. Its worth 3 times as much as u pay. And if your thinking about buying this, do it as soon as possible. I hear that epiphone will discontinue them in early june 2013. This will be the best epiphone ull ever own. Bar-none. U can wow every person that seez it if u keep it clean, its freaking beautiful. This is the best guitar iv ever owned. And iv been playing for over 16 years. Times ar hard now i know, but if i get this SG, itll at least make ur hard times funner. Enjoy

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome and beautiful

          By TheBibb

          from Ft. Campbell, KY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fast neck
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good finish
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

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

            I love this guitar. The silverburst finish is awesome. It plays like a dream. Has a really good SG sound, good blues-rock tone. I wouldn't hesitate in buying this. This is my favorite guitar I have ever owned. The only thing I could say negative about it is, it has little sustain with cheap strings.

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            5.0

            66 authorized SG awesome

            By AlDe

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

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

              Feels and sounds like the originals-good sustain,great neck, easy on the back while "getting in the groove"

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              5.0

              3 year update

              By RUDEDAWG

              from Stazndoghouse, MS

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                Cons

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

                    Have owned and played 2 of these for 3 years (Heritage Cherry & Silver Burst) and they are still amazing. I actually play the Cherry more than my '99 Gibson LPDC Blue Burst; they are that much fun. The only issue had was the input jack failed this year on the Cherry but was an easy fix. I did swap in SD SH-15 alternative 8's in each bridge but that was preference only. If this model is ever offered in Manhattan Midnight like its domestic sg cuz-cha ching-bought on the spot.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Water

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

                    Ive wanted an sg for years. I saw this guitar on special and just went for it. It plays amazing, sounds incredible, and i love the silver finish. It genuinly feels like a much more expensive instrument.

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Very nice for the price

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

                    This was my 1st SG so I'm still getting used to it. The setup from the factory was terrible but that's to be expected. Only issue I had was a minor nick on the fretboard at the 16th fret, doesn't affect playability so I didn't send it back. This axe will sound fantastic after a proper setup and rubbing some lemon oil on the fretboard.
                    Pickups are the only thing I'm not a huge fan of. Will definately be switched out with '57s.
                    Nice solid axe, it is head-heavy but that's a good thing.
                    Hard to beat for the price.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    SilverBurst shimmers

                    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!

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