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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Alnico Classic Pro
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Alnico Classic Pro Plus
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push-pull coil splitting
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Wilkinson
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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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
 
4.5

(based on 72 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (57)
  • Good feel (53)
  • Fun to play (51)
  • Solid electronics (48)
  • Good pick up (44)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (53)
  • Practicing (50)
  • Recording (34)
  • Small venues (29)
  • Rock concerts (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (51), Professional musician (12), Novice (4)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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1.0

"Open Box" Guitar had a crack in the neck

By Willie

from Texas

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

Took the risk on an open box guitar after getting a great looking and playing open box P- bass from MF. Unfortunately, this SG had a sizable crack through the neck up towards the nut (which I've read tends to be a problem on some Gibson/Epiphones). MF had this graded as their level 2 open box which states some cosmetic flaws but no mechanical issues. This oversight aside, the guitar looked very nice, initiating the return was easy and the shipping was fast; hopefully the return processes quickly and I can pick up a replacement. After 1 hit and 1 miss buying open box items of the Level 2 Grade, just make sure you carefully inspect your gear.

 
5.0

excellent

By Bj

from Ok

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Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Pros: smooth Fret ends stays in tune well plays really good for the money

       
      3.0

      Neck is not a slim taper as found on Gibson SGs

      By Riki

      from PA

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      Pros

      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Had to return due to neck profile.

           
          5.0

          Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO Electric Guitar

          By Ratboy

          from Dallas, TX

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

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

            This is a very nice guitar, sound good, clear....plays very well and it is light....I like the guitar....

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing, near Gibson quality!

            By Mr. S. G.

            from Bel Air, MD

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            Pros

            • Amazing
            • 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:

              I got mine used from Guitar Center. Mine is also Silverburst. But I gotta say, get one of these right now! I don't care where you get it from, just get one! It sounds amazing, feels great, and looks good! I cannot recommend this guitar enough! Worth every penny!

               
              5.0

              Great guitar,

              By Hashpappy

              from Longview WA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

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

                Infinite sustain,tried Gretche,jackson & others at local guitar shop,they weren't any better than my epiphone LP special.this is!!!

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                She's a beauty!

                By Jones

                from WV

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Great guitar! I've been playing a limited edition Gibson SG, and this Epi stacks up pretty well. I got the cherry color and it is a very dark color, which looks great with the chrome hardware and full "batwing style" pickguard. The pickups sound good, and the fit and finish are good on this guitar, but I can totally tell a difference in the finish detail on the Gibson. It just has a smoother play. Not a knock on this guitar at all as it is about a third the price, and outplays anything in it's class.

                  I've had Fender Squires and Modern Players before, and numerous Epiphones, and Epiphone's quality and craftsmanship is definitely the higher end of the low end guitars. They just feel more like the "real deal" than the Fenders, been more reliable, and are just a very good guitar for your money. It would be hard to find a better value than this guitar.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  By Charles

                  from undisclosed

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

                  Great guitar! Excellent quality. Pick ups sound amazing. Wilkerson tuners and two coil tap pro Humbuckers! Great price too. Got 15 % off on sale

                   
                  5.0

                  You will love this guitar!

                  By Scott

                  from undisclosed

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

                  Got this for my son (16) and it is a quality instrument, solid build, nicely equipped, brilliant sound. Love it.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent quality and sound

                  By Phil

                  from Arlington, VA

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

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

                    Bought this a while ago because I wanted a guitar that would give me great tone for a great price. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed. This delivered fast and it looked great out of the box. I plugged it in, tuned it up, and got it intonated, and it played very well. I adjusted the bridge just a little, as my action was a tad high.

                    Excellent craftsmanship coming from China. I was not expecting the quality of this guitar. I did have to adjust pickup height, but that was just my personal preference. Whenever I get a guitar, I will always go up and down it looking for any loose screws or anything. I did find one, just one, that was a little loose, on the left of the pickguard. Everything seemed great to me. Even the hex nut around the cable jack was perfectly tight, which surprised me, considering this is on the slightly lower end of guitars.

                    I love the Alnico V Classic pickups that this guitar sports. They provide a nice thick sound, suited for almost any style. I personally play styles closer to the thrash and heavy metal end, while still loving classic rock and heavy blues.

                    The neck is a set in, and despite the lack of binding, the frets are perfectly cut and don't stick out at all. The trapezoid inlays are a nice touch, especially at this price point, and the fingerboard and frets play pretty well. My only complaint with the neck is the gloss finish. As many of you will know, gloss is not the ideal finish for a fast playing neck. Granted, this was an easy fix, a little wax and sandpaper did the trick, however unless you know what you're doing I don't recommend this, as it can damage the neck.

                    The tuners are wonderful, very reminiscent of a classic Gibson. I have tuned this particular guitar down to drop D and back to standard E a few times, with no issues.

                    All in all this is a great guitar, and definitely worth more than the price tag. This is a great option for nearly any style of rock, even the heavier and more overdriven styles.

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