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The Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar plays fast and is a super value. Epi has re-created this SG-shaped legend using a worn satin finish and ag...Read More

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Return of a classic in a very affordable form.

The Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar plays fast and is a super value. Epi has re-created this SG-shaped legend using a worn satin finish and aged fretboard that give it the look of a cherished original. Crafted with chrome hardware, a mahogany body and single-piece set neck with rosewood fretboard, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, and armed with a pair of Alnico V humbuckers, this guitar is ready to rock right out of the box. Case sold separately.

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FEATURES
  • Worn satin finish and aged fretboard
  • Chrome hardware
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany single-piece set neck with rosewood fretboard
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
  • 2 Alnico V humbuckers
  • 1.6" nut width
  • 24.75" scale
  • Case sold separately
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EpiphoneVintage G-400 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 263 reviews)

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    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

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Not a bad guitar

This is a fun guitar to play and the price is decent.

However I paid for a new guitar and received a used guitar that was in a sloppily taped box....Read complete review

This is a fun guitar to play and the price is decent.

However I paid for a new guitar and received a used guitar that was in a sloppily taped box. It did not come with any of the Epiphone paperwork, just the guitar in a box.

I got a good price on it with a coupon and the guitar has no big dents or anything, so I saw no need to return it. However it's obviously a used guitar that's been played before and it was covered in fingerprints. Also the exclusion of any paperwork whatsoever was also a pretty big indicator.

Very disappointed with Musiciansfriend for sending me a used guitar when I bought a new one.

This alone will give me pause when considering any other guitar purchases from Musiciansfriend.

Very bad thing to do to a customer buying a new guitar.

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You get what you pay for

I bought one of these Epiphone G-400s several years ago after comparing it to the more expensive SGs. Even though I played it in the store, I struggled to get it tuned properly...Read complete review

I bought one of these Epiphone G-400s several years ago after comparing it to the more expensive SGs. Even though I played it in the store, I struggled to get it tuned properly until I took the trouble to remove the strings, removed the adjusting screws and turned the little "tune o matic" bridge elements around on a couple of strings to get more range (longer), and finally got the thing properly voiced. Having slain that dragon, I lowered the bridge to improve the action and found that much less force was required to contact the frets. THAT, of course, also improved the tuning and voicing issue. A happy side effect is that I no longer have to use leverage against the neck to play bar chords, and since the mahogany neck flexes a bit, the tuning and voicing is even better. String height is almost equal at every point on the neck, with no buzzing. I like being able to bend the neck, but I like it even more that I don't have to use that much force when I don't want to (There's a reason why SGs don't come with a vibrato tailpiece and Strats do -- it's called a maple neck. You can bend an SG, but you won't do it with a Strat). Other than the obvious non-bookmatched solid body and tuners that require some care and feeding, this guitar is now just as good as a 1960s Gibson SG and I'm in love with it -- finally. The finish is as flawless as the high-end SGs. The lesson here is to take the cheaper Epiphones to a good luthier unless you can set it up yourself, and consider replacing the tuning keys. After that, it's a great electric guitar and I can reproduce every note and sound of the surf music and classic rock'n'roll of the 60s. It would be nice to spend over $1000 for a Gibson SG, but the feel and playability is identical and there's no good reason to spend the extra money. I usually play this guitar through a Fender 90 amp (nice overdrive features) and a tremolo pedal to get the "surf" sounds. Inna Gadda Da Vida is a snap. (Any Ventures fans still out there?)

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(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome neck and easy to play

By 

from seattle

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Looks great

Cons

  • Need Better Pick Ups
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

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

Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

I had to install some real grover tuners and emg pickups and now the guitar is one of the best sounding ones I own.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Guitar

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from Oklahoma

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Great All Round Ax

Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

After much research and deciding on the Epi SG I bought it used in mint condition and am well pleased with it. I dialed in the action and set up the Pups for balance and volume and it works remarkably well. I was looking to replace a Gibson that I had years ago but didn't have $1500 to throw down for it. The Gibson was so versatile, you could dial it in and play the really sweet acoustic stuff and then dial it in on the other end and play ZZTop. While it isn't a Gibson the Epiphone does everything I want from it and it works better for slide than anything else I have ever attempted. Some guitars work for slide and some just don't, this one definitely does. Get it, you won't be disappointed.

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5.0

Its alright

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from Denver CO

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Very Light

Best Uses

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

Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar 8th grade and i loved it. No complaints except for the weight, its REALLY light. The neck is heavier then the body so the center of ballance is all messed up (thats with all SG's) GET STRAPLOCKS!!! other than that everything plays and sounds great. For the value its unbeatable but i would spend the extra 50 and get the G-400PRO model. Overall great guitar for any skill level guitarist.

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5.0

SG G-400

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from Lincoln, NE

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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 Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

    Purchased the Epiphone SG G-400 as a used mint-1 condition, but it arrived in perfect like new never been played condition.
    I was skeptical about buying an Epiphone, but wanted a SG to learn slide guitar and did not want to pay Gibson price.
    Anyway, I could use this as my main guitar it plays and sounds so good right out of the box!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very nice guitar

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    from Los Angeles, the golden state California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

    I have this guitar over 2 years now so i think i can write a review now. This guitar is one of those that is an incredible amount of......guitar!... that you get for your money. After the 2 years that i have it for it is still holding up pretty good. Some basic problems like the input jack getting lose but nothing major. It sounds good, plays good, feels good, and it looks good. What else can you ask for right?

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar For The Price!

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    from Medford, NJ

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

      Bought it on sale. Great guitar for the money.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Epiphone hit a home run with this one!

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      from Dayton, OH

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

        I've owned a lot of Epiphone instruments over the years. They have all been very good instruments and the vintage G400 is another winner. The fit and finish were perfect right out of the box. I simply tuned it up and was off and jamming for the next hour or so. No buzzes, no dead spots on the neck, everything was PERFECT! I really like the satin finish, it gives the guitar a nice broken in feeling. The pickups respond very nicely to distortion and clean up equally well. In my opinion, you would be hard pressed to find a nicer instrument at this (or any other) price!

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        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy another one if i could.

        By 

        from ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • no cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

        Best SG guitar i ever owned for the price and plays very well. Can't affored a gibson but sounds just as good as one. I would not trade it or sell it to no one. I plan on keeping it for a long............... time. A good guitar,good finish, and very good pickups. I should know cause i have been playing for 32 years and going to keep playing for as long as i can.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow......is all I can say!

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        from Milwaukee, Wi

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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
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

          This guitar.....wow. A very solid and reliable instrument...and an absolute steal for the price! I bought mine in white with the Custom Shop stamping on the back of the neck stock. In comparison to its Gibson big brother, there are differences but not many.
          The tone out of the box is excellent, maybe a tad bit thin for clean sounds, but dirties it up nicely when distorted. I have played mine through a Randall RH200 head and a Mesa Triple Rectifier, and the sound is killer. The stock pups add a nice vintage sound to it. I may upgrade to '59s, but not sure yet.
          Would be at home in any situation from a new player to a seasoned veteran.
          Don't even second guess yourself....buy it now!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A "Real Deal" SG

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          from Santa Cruz CA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

          The Good: This really is a nice SG. The Alnico Classic pickups in it are just fine, nothing spectacular, but ok. I basically bought this to mod it with a set of SD P-Rails. This really brought the guitar to life. I bought this used and it was mint, not a mark on it. The tuners are outstanding, they are genuine grover 18-1 ratio tuners. I don't know how they ended up on this guitar but I'm glad they did. The finish is awesome and everything is solid and works well with a real smooth neck and good electrics.
          The Bad: This guitar had an action that was real low when it came out of the box and surprise surprise it had bad fret buzz around the third fret and choked out the notes. I checked the neck and it had a bow in it. Easily corrected with the truss rod. However, whomever owned it before me had the nut filed and cut the string slots a little low, or the factory did it. I had to either have a ridiculously high action or put a new nut in it. So I went for a new graphite nut. Now it plays great with a nice action. Overall this is an awesome guitar with a great finish and even with the stock pickups it sounds great and is a good all round guitar with the sound of a real SG. Sure it's neck heavy, but so is every SG (I have a Gibson SG too and it's just the same) A Good Guitar for beginners/Modders and intermediates.

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