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Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar Alpine White 

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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

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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 44 reviews)

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    (9)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (35)
  • Good feel (32)
  • Fun to play (30)
  • Solid electronics (27)
  • Good pick up (24)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (36)
  • Practicing (33)
  • Recording (21)
  • Small venues (19)
  • Rock concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (33), Professional musician (8), 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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5.0

Fantastic Value!

By Ken

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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5.0

They were right!

By musicman 1

from Logan WV

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

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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    4.0

    Epiphone SG 1966 Re- Issue Pro Limited E

    By Sir Edward

    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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      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.

      Comment on this review

      (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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        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:

          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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          (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Poor Craftsmanship from Epiphone, why?

          By Roo63

          from California

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          Ask me a question

          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

          About Me Experienced

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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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