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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

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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
 
4.3

(based on 42 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (3)

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    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (33)
  • Good feel (30)
  • Fun to play (28)
  • Solid electronics (25)
  • Good pick up (22)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (34)
  • Practicing (31)
  • Recording (19)
  • Small venues (18)
  • Rock concerts (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

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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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4.0

Epiphone SG 1966 Re- Issue Pro Limited E

By lunxxx2012

from central, NY

About Me Experienced

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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    5.0

    Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO

    By Kg5150

    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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    3.0

    NIce Guitar - Quality Control, Not

    By The Walrus was Paul

    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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    With a few mods, a great axe

    By will00988

    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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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      High quality for a low price.

      By BRC

      from Indiana

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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

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

        Out of the box it played and sounded good. The setup is good for a factory setup. The only thing I needed to do was to very slightly adjust the intonation on the D and high E. Action, neck relief, fret ends, nut, etc... all good.

        I lowered the action just a tiny bit on the low E side just for personal preference. Out of the box it was set at about 5/64" on the low E side. I could have left it as is and been just fine. The stock strings are decent enough that I won't need to change them for a little while. I'll eventually change them out for my preferred strings.

        I was concerned I wouldn't like the neck, but the neck is very similar to a Gibson SG Special that I used to have and loved. The one I received is not neck heavy at all. Very balanced both with and without a strap and regardless of if I'm sitting or standing.

        The tuners are good. The push-pull pots are a nice addition, and the alnico pickups aren't muddy or too shrill.

        I've owned guitars that cost much more that were not as nice and didn't play as well as this one does out of the box.

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        (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Poor Craftsmanship from Epiphone, why?

        By Roo63

        from California

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        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

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

        This is my second review. QA inspector 23 needs to be more tentative to his/her job at the craftsmanship area of this product before it goes out, the flaws on my second guitar was worse than the first. Sent the 1st one back for exchange, the second one sent back for full refund. Trying a different store now.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Better than expected

        By Believer-Ha_LT

        from New Albany, Mississippi

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        Pros

        • Good Pups

        Cons

        • Heavy Headstock

        Best Uses

        • Good All-around Guitar

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

        I've been looking for an SG-type for a while. I saw this in Pelham Blue, and decided to give it a shot. After a couple of weeks, I can give it a four-star rating. It is a solid guitar. It has a very nice finish, a really nice neck (kinda medium chunky), it stays in tune, and it is fairly light-weight. I think I like the electronics best. I've owned a couple of Epis in the past, and the pups just weren't all that great. These are very good; not muddy at all. The pots are full-sized as well. Decent switch, and the coil-splitting works fine. Overall, I think a gigging musician would be very comfortable with this guitar. It does suffer from a little neck dive, but every SG I ever played did too. Not just a good guitar for the price, but a good guitar-period! I'm glad I bought it.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bottom Line: GET THIS

        By Jimmy

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Unique Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          To put it bluntly, this is an amazing guitar. I have not played any expensive guitars to really compare this to, but what I can tell you is this guitar is easily worth twice the price. I have the silverburst model and it is stunning. I have gotten many compliments from friends and fellow players. I could not be more happy with how it looks. How it plays... That is where it gets tricky. The neck is great. Good for people with small hands. Even though I have ape-sized hands, this still feels nice. The rosewood fretboard is very fast. Love it. One thing to note is the neck is HEAVILY glossed, so you might want to either take some high-grit sandpaper or fine metal wool and sand that gloss away (many YouTube show how to do this CORRECTLY) or just use a light touch on the back of the neck. The pickups are both good and bad. Clean tones are pretty good, but not the best. I still prefer single coils for clean tones, but that is just me. Crank these pups up and you get that classic rock and classic metal sound. The one gripe I have is that the pickups get somewhat muddy when you play chords. The pickups would be the only thing that I would replace. If you are on the fence about getting this, just get it. It is worth every penny. It is such a fun guitar to play. If you have extra money left over invest in some Classic '57s to replace the stock pickups.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality guitar, worth the wait

          By Zompirewolf

          from Illinois, USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Low price

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            This guitar is basically a 1960's Epiphone SG model. I was looking for a white SG model that wasn't the horrible new 2014 Gibson SGs and stumbled onto this awesome guitar. When I saw it also had the coil-splitting feature, I was sold and ordered it. Sadly, it was on backorder for a few months, but it was worth the wait.

            The guitar came in looking pristine and built solid. The factory setup was pretty bad to be honest (buzzy and bad intonation) but after getting new strings and a professional setup, the guitar feels fantastic and sounds great. Epiphone pickups are usually generally considered pretty low quality, but these sound clear, bright, and fairly good as opposed to the muddy and dark pickups on my Epiphone Dot. The coil-splitting works great and the pickups sound good both humbucking and as single coils. They have a medium output which is great for a variety styles.

            The finish and the aesthetics of the guitar are very nice. The output, electronics, and knobs feel solid and well-built. The neck is comfortable and the fretboard feels great. It's not as pretty as more expensive guitars, but the inlays are a nice touch.

            WARNING: This guitar as a very thick neck that some people would not enjoy. It's kind a of a retro-style neck and feels very thick and large as opposed to many others I have played. I personally love the thicker neck, though it does seem to outweigh the light-weight SG body so there is a bit of neck-dive, which is common with SG guitars.

            Overall, I am very happy with this purchase, and it has become my primary guitar. It's unique, looks and sounds great, and sort of feels like a blast from the past. I play in a rock/metal band and I feel this guitar has the signature SG sound reminiscent of Tony Iommi and classic metal, though its clean sounds are very nice as well and I use the guitar for a variety of styles. Despite how cheap this guitar goes for, it's not cheaply made and is high quality for an Epiphone guitar. I recommend it!

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            5.0

            Great Guitar!

            By Tom15

            from Seattle, Wa.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

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

              This SG is a big improvement over others I played a few years ago. Nice pickups, easy to play, and was set up well, right out of the box. Of course, I needed to put Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings on. The pickups are very good, my Pelham Blue SG
              looks much better than the photo on the web site.
              The coil splitting is really nice, can get a lot
              of sounds out of it. I couldn't be more pleased,
              I love this guitar!

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