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Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar   

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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-tape...Read More

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An all-mahogany body with Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers for Classic mid-60's SG tone.

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 Pro 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 and allows for a miriad of tones. The LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and make string changing easier. The deep double-cutaway body lets you reach all 22 frets with ease. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Resonant solid mahogany body
  • super fast Slim-taper set-in mahogany neck
  • Versatile Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers with coil-split
  • Fully adjustable tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Wilkinson white Keystone style tuners
  • Case sold separately

Save a bundle without compromising in tone. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar

  • Mahogany body
  • 24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Alnico Classic Pro neck humbucker with coil-split
  • Alnico Classic Pro Plus bridge humbucker with coil-split
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge
  • LockTone stopbar tailpiece
  • Wilkinson white Keystone style tuners
  • Chrome hardware
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EpiphoneLimited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 48 reviews)

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    (32)

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    (9)

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    (4)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (39)
  • Good feel (36)
  • Fun to play (34)
  • Solid electronics (31)
  • Good pick up (28)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (40)
  • Practicing (37)
  • Recording (25)
  • Small venues (22)
  • Rock concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (36), Professional musician (9), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everything I expected !!

When this Epiphone "Limited Edition" (1966) G-400 Pro guitar arrived it blew my mind right out of the box! The intonation and setup is near perfect ! Sounds...Read complete review

When this Epiphone "Limited Edition" (1966) G-400 Pro guitar arrived it blew my mind right out of the box! The intonation and setup is near perfect ! Sounds great! The slim taper neck is a dream to play. Every bit as good as the original 1966 Gibson SG I used to own. The green tulip Wilkinson tuners are really NICE and neck inlays and overall craftsmanship is EXCELLENT ! This guitar has the "dual volume knob" coil taps which I really like. You pull the volume knob UP to get a single coil sound and push it DOWN to get the humbucker sound. This is a very good feature to get a variety of sounds with the Classic Alnico pickups. I have been playing this for a couple days now and it holds tuning very well. I've been playing this through a new Fender Mustang 1 amp and I can tell already that this guitar will be one of my main guitars for recording. This is one of the finest Epiphones I have ever owned and I'm so glad I bought it from Musicians Friend at a reduced price of [$].

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NIce Guitar - Quality Control, Not

Ordered the G-400 pro. Ordering was easy, delivery was fast. Finish was beautiful. I was more than pleased with the Pickups. Nice SG growl but the highs still cut through. No...Read complete review

Ordered the G-400 pro. Ordering was easy, delivery was fast. Finish was beautiful. I was more than pleased with the Pickups. Nice SG growl but the highs still cut through. No Fret Buzz anywhere on the neck. Good Volume Everything was great quality except for one careless defect. The housing for the peg on the G string that connects through the headstock to the machine heads in the back was not inserted properly into the headstock was not inserted properly. Instead of sitting flush against the headstock, it sticks up about 3/8" and is on a slight angle. It looks like it just wasn't pressed in properly. I kinda chuckled when I read a previous review where someone said that inspector 24 needs to have their eyes checked. This guitar was also inspected by #24. There is no way that anyone could miss this. One careless mistake while being built and an inspector that isn't doing the bare minimum of their job requirement turned this beautiful instrument into a warranty and return problem for me. It's too bad because this is a nice guitar.

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5.0

One hoooot axe

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from Spanish Fork Utah

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    This axe kicks some serious rockin butt. Bought this a while back on musicians friend on sale. I have the stock set up and it plays like a champ. I also have the DR neon green strings on it to make it unique and eye catching to everyone who sees it. Epiphone has never failed me and I promise this axe won't fail you! Its an sg so expect it to be a little neck heavy. I play alot of rock, blues, and even metal with it.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exceptionally good buy

    By 

    from Memphis

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

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

      The Epiphone Limited Edition SG Pro is a great deal on a solid guitar. I bought this intending to make it a project guitar by switching out the electronics and perhaps some of the hardware. However, when I received it, it was just a really great guitar right out of the box. I did have to do a basic setup on it, but other than that and conditioning the fretboard, it was perfect for me. The finish had a couple of small flaws, but they were so insignificant that I didn't notice them for a couple of days. And in this price range the finish was so much better than I expected. The fit is perfect. The neck was perfectly adjusted. All corners and edges are fitted correctly. All screws were properly tightened. I noticed that the screws on the back control cavity cover were made of a little softer metal than what I like to see. When I checked them for tightness I could feel the metal where the phillips head screwdriver contacted them giving a little. I will replace those with better stainless steel screws if I ever have a need to open that cavity.
      I typically play strats, tele's and pauls, but the neck on this SG has a different shaped profile. It's more of a "D" shape than the other guitars I own. It only took a little while to get used to that different shape, and I don't even think about it when switching between guitars now. The other difference between SG's and the other style guitars is that they hang differently when using a strap because of the location of the strap buttons. Just something to keep in mind if you haven't played a SG before.
      I love the coil tapping function so that I can switch from humbucker pickups to single coil for a brighter, thinner sound when needed. I did add straplocks to this guitar, but the original strap buttons are fine if you aren't doing stage work. The strings that came on the guitar were pretty cheap and I replaced those right away with my preferred brand and gauge.
      If I do anything to this guitar in the future it will probably be changing the nut from plastic to bone, and dressing the edges of the fret wires. Neither is a problem, but those things are usually just a nice touch and upgrade on any less expensive guitar.
      I had actually been looking at buying this guitar for awhile but kept putting it off because I didn't really need another guitar. After receiving this one I wish I had bought it earlier. It's a great guitar for beginner or an experienced pro that just wants a decent back up guitar.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value and performance!

      By 

      from Fargo ND

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        This is a fantastic guitar. It plays and feels much better than my 2001 Epiphone g400. It has better tone and a better finish than my 2004 Gibson SG special. The finish is beautiful. Then neck is fast and straight. It is not neck heavy like other G400s. This guitar is hard to put down. Any SG lover can appreciate this guitar for its value and performance.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Serious Bang For Your Buck

        By 

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • 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 PRO Electric Guitar:

          This guitar sounds great straight out of the box. The alnico humbuckers sound amazing. The coil-split feature gives you more room to tinker around with different tones. The guitar also stays in tune quite well. I ordered this guitar on a Saturday and it was on the porch by Wednesday. If you're thinking about buying this guitar, don't think too hard: just buy it. You won't regret your purchase.

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Value!

          By 

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Cellophane Protection
          • Label On The Pickguard

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Will Use For Practice
          • Will Use In Bandk

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

          While browsing the Musician's Friend web site, I saw this one-time add for the Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 Pro Guitar with Blemishes. I've always dreamed of owning a Gibson SG and thought this might be a good alternative. So I ordered it. I was very surprised when I received it and didn't find any blemishes (it was perfect). Also, the sound and feel was great. I was especially taken back by the pickups and the various controls to get different sounds (e.g. pulling out the volume controls to change the pickup setting). The only negative was the large label on the pick guard which I immediately pulled off. Unfortunately, the glue stuck and it looked awful. However, I realized that the whole guitar body was covered in a thin sheet of cellophane. Once I removed this, it looked great!!! It would have been great if there had been instructions on this. Based on this purchase, I see an Epiphone Les Paul purchase in my future.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          They were right!

          By 

          from Logan WV

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            I noticed the affordable price of this guitar and checked out as many reviews as I could. Almost every review was five stars.....people seemed to love this guitar. So I decided to give it a try. I usually tweak most of the guitars that I get in this price range, but, to my delight, nothing was needed! Tuners...good. Pickups....great. Set up and playability....right on. Appearance and build quality....excellent. And the best part is the fabulous vintage tone and vibe this guitar delivers.......definitely a keeper for me!

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            (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Epiphone SG 1966 Re- Issue Pro Limited E

            By 

            from central, NY

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            Pros

            • I Judge By The 3 "f's"

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Finish

            Best Uses

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

              I purchased this instrument for a great price. I couldn't wait to get it in my hand's. When it arrived and I unpacked it and started my inspection. (I adhere to the 3 F theory " Fit , Finish and Functionality") . First the Finish: Terrible. Second the Fit: In need of a good setup . The setup that came to my door was
              terrible. Third Functionality: The strings when plucked worked ,the electronic's all worked. I said ok I purchased this instrument to play not polish
              and look at. I tightened All of the Screw's, I mean everyone. The I set the trues rod and bridge and intonation. PERFECT. Now ,time to see what this bad boy can do. Amazing it doesn't seem to have any limitations except the expertise of the player. Needless to say I was blown away. The guitar is so amazing that the Finish became a non issue in that age old debate should I send it back and demand the picture perfect instrument in the picture. Of the 6 most noticeable imperfections in the finish I realized the 7th would be returning this incredible guitar. I can live with a bad finish but I can't live with a bad guitar. So my advice to you is this: If the Fit is good and the Functionality is good the rest (Finish) is in the eye of the beholder. For my money I got the best sounding and playing Guitar that was ever made.Sir Edward P.S. Always remember the 3 F's: Fit , Finish and Functionality.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO

              By 

              from Sault Ste. Marie Mi

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              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Good Craftsmanship
              • great price

              Cons

              • Very Minor Finish Flaw

              Best Uses

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

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

              I love this guitar. I bought the SilverBurst and it's gorgeous.Plays great.I like it as it is and will keep it stock.I only play for myself so I don't go over the top on pickups.If I want a different sound I buy a different guitar. How many guitars do I need?..... just one more!!!

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              NIce Guitar - Quality Control, Not

              By 

              from Maryland

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • One Careless Error

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

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

              Ordered the G-400 pro. Ordering was easy, delivery was fast. Finish was beautiful. I was more than pleased with the Pickups. Nice SG growl but the highs still cut through. No Fret Buzz anywhere on the neck. Good Volume Everything was great quality except for one careless defect. The housing for the peg on the G string that connects through the headstock to the machine heads in the back was not inserted properly into the headstock was not inserted properly. Instead of sitting flush against the headstock, it sticks up about 3/8" and is on a slight angle. It looks like it just wasn't pressed in properly. I kinda chuckled when I read a previous review where someone said that inspector 24 needs to have their eyes checked. This guitar was also inspected by #24. There is no way that anyone could miss this. One careless mistake while being built and an inspector that isn't doing the bare minimum of their job requirement turned this beautiful instrument into a warranty and return problem for me. It's too bad because this is a nice guitar.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              With a few mods, a great axe

              By 

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

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

                Bought this a year ago in Alpine White, and was incredibly playable right out of the box. The pickups were versatile and definitely not terrible, but not fantastic. I had them replaced with Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbuckers, and she was growling like a Gibby. The coil tapping is an amazing feature, and I can imagine this axe being a great project guitar, because the foundations are all there.

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