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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 inlays 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.

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FEATURES
Worn satin finish and aged fretboard inlays
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
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EpiphoneVintage G-400 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 274 reviews)

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    (37)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (20)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good tone (18)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (17)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Recording (9)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent guitar, just don't go by the picture

Alright I'm going to start with the short version for those of you who don't want to read this whole review: Would I recommend buying this guitar? Yes. Yes I would; just don't...Read complete review

Alright I'm going to start with the short version for those of you who don't want to read this whole review: Would I recommend buying this guitar? Yes. Yes I would; just don't expect it to look like it does in the pictures.
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Now the full review. I want to start off by saying that my only complaint is that the guitar is not the same as in the pictures. None of the visual differences are bad things to me (except the lack of neck binding, that was kind of a bummer), in fact most of them are actually better in my opinion, but I just wanted to let everyone know.
This is a review right out of the box, so this is all without even setting it up, just tuning it. I will include any visual differences from the photos in CAPS and with asterisks (*).
Action (at the 12th fret): I measured .08" on the low E and .045" on the high E. This is right near perfect in my opinion. With a proper redressing of the frets to eliminate fret buzz I am sure this could be lowered.
Frets: Very little fret buzz, the only bit that I noticed was some on the low E and A, but even then not much. The frets are pretty well leveled, but poorly polished as they look "scratchy", this doesn't affect playing at all though.
Neck: This neck rocks. Great shape, and the satin/flat finish makes it lightning fast (the satin finish is the reason I got this model over the G-400 PRO). *NO BINDING* *THREE PIECE NECK NOT ONE PIECE AS DESCRIBED*
Bridge and Tuners: Bridge is very solid, no buzz caused by saddles. Solid tuners as well. *NICKEL HARDWARE*
Nut: Surprisingly good, even better than past Epiphones I've had *WHITE*
Misc: All of the wood work is great, as usual for Epiphones it is a multi-piece body with a veneer on the front and back to make it look like one piece, nothing wrong with this in my opinion. *THE FINISH IS DARKER (on the cherry model anyway, can't say for the brown one)* I'd say its closer to wine red than cherry.

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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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(16 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not a bad guitar

By Malikon

from Chicago

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric 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. 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.

      (12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vintage G-400 review

      By Ryan Norwood

      from Texas

      Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar online, after I played the different Epi SGs and decided on the Vintage one. (I think the brown finish looks better than the red by the way) After I bought it, I took it to my friend at the local music store and he set it up and put new strings on it for me. (Ernie Ball 9 guage) I play it through a Vox AC4, and love it!
      The features on this guitar are great. You get two humbucker pickups with a tone and volume for both and a three way switch, for the neck, bridge and in the middle you get both. It has grover tuners and a stop bar tailpiece. Very nice features for the SG, I especially like the tuners, and the fret makers, not only do they look cool, but it makes finding your location on the fretboard easier.
      The quality is good. I like the finish and the electronics and tuners work great. The frets all feel fine, no sharp edges, and the neck is smooth and feels nice. The screws and hardware were good too. Everything was there and in good order when I got it in the mail.
      First, let me say that I want a Gibson SG, but I can't afford one, nor do I play well enough to appreciate owning a Gibson, in my opinion. One day I will get a Gibson SG! Anyway, I bought this guitar on sale, and I love it. I played the G-400 with the gloss finish, and the vintage Epi SGs. I choose the vintage one in brown. I like the feel of the vintage better than the glossy regular one. The pictures on this site don't do it justice, go to Epiphone.com or search for some online. The value is great in my opinion!

      (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ive had this for almost 10 years

      By NICHOLASHAPPENS

      from Kansas City

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • SOLID

      Cons

      • Neck heavy

      Best Uses

      • All Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

      Ive had this thing forever.... It is the first guitar i bought for myself... I got it for [$] probably close to when they began selling the thing.. it was the only SG with neck bindings that i could afford at the time and ive played many epiphones since and none really compare... This thing is just a touch under gibson quality.. I played the faded series and many many more gibsons since buying the G400 and i can tell the slight difference in the overall tone of the wood and the feel of the fretboard... still very slight but noticeable.. I popped the EMG 81 85 combo in there too to give it that metal beefyness but the pickups were pretty good stock... they just were a little too generic sounding for my taste.. looking back id say putting in some seymour duncans of the SH series woulda been a great idea... anyway... the only problem ive ever noticed and i hear its a common one is that the G string goes out of tune and is difficult to smoothely tune it back... with some fidgiting it goes in.. but eh.. thats it... in 10 years id say its TOTALLY worth it... and for how cheap theyre selling them now Id say get one...

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent guitar, just don't go by the picture

      By Eddie Van Hendrix of Led Zeppelin

      from Kennett Square, PA

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      Pros

      • Came set up well
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Not as pictured

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

      Alright I'm going to start with the short version for those of you who don't want to read this whole review: Would I recommend buying this guitar? Yes. Yes I would; just don't expect it to look like it does in the pictures.
      *******************************
      Now the full review. I want to start off by saying that my only complaint is that the guitar is not the same as in the pictures. None of the visual differences are bad things to me (except the lack of neck binding, that was kind of a bummer), in fact most of them are actually better in my opinion, but I just wanted to let everyone know.
      This is a review right out of the box, so this is all without even setting it up, just tuning it. I will include any visual differences from the photos in CAPS and with asterisks (*).
      Action (at the 12th fret): I measured .08" on the low E and .045" on the high E. This is right near perfect in my opinion. With a proper redressing of the frets to eliminate fret buzz I am sure this could be lowered.
      Frets: Very little fret buzz, the only bit that I noticed was some on the low E and A, but even then not much. The frets are pretty well leveled, but poorly polished as they look "scratchy", this doesn't affect playing at all though.
      Neck: This neck rocks. Great shape, and the satin/flat finish makes it lightning fast (the satin finish is the reason I got this model over the G-400 PRO). *NO BINDING* *THREE PIECE NECK NOT ONE PIECE AS DESCRIBED*
      Bridge and Tuners: Bridge is very solid, no buzz caused by saddles. Solid tuners as well. *NICKEL HARDWARE*
      Nut: Surprisingly good, even better than past Epiphones I've had *WHITE*
      Misc: All of the wood work is great, as usual for Epiphones it is a multi-piece body with a veneer on the front and back to make it look like one piece, nothing wrong with this in my opinion. *THE FINISH IS DARKER (on the cherry model anyway, can't say for the brown one)* I'd say its closer to wine red than cherry.

      (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy another one if i could.

      By soloman

      from ohio

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      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.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

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

      By SlayerDriver

      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!

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Epiphone hit a home run with this one!

        By Joekroll57

        from Overseas Military Base

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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!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet Guitar

          By Scantman

          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.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wicked Tone!

          By Jamie

          from Miami, FL

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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:

            I bought an alpine white, limited edition version of this guitar. The SG was played by my guitar heroes; Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones who played an SG on the 1969 tour that ended at Altamont, and, of course, George Harrison, on "Paperback Writer", and Eric Clapton on "Disraeli Gears" with Cream.

            The tone is vintage Gibson, sultry, dark and powerful. The two pickups give two different tones for lead and separate volume and tone controls. Best of all the neck is wide and very flat, which is ideal for soloing. The intonation was perfect and the finish was great. I prefer the SG to the Les Paul; this guitar is a keeper!

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            workhorse sg at bargain price

            By Cory Burns

            from Des Moines Iowa

            Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

            I bought this guitar locally so I knew exactly what I was getting before I bought it. This is a guitar that should cost more than it does. As soon as I picked it up I could tell it was solid as a rock. The faded finish looks a lot better in person than it does in the pictures. The vintage tinted inlays really give it the look of a carefully cared for vintage guitar. The sound is amazing even from the stock pickups, so I doubt I will even mess with changing them out, it's got a great blues sound. The set up was awesome and have not had to had it messed with at all, and I've owned it six months now. I have 12 guitars counting this one and the second I brought it home it became one of my favorite. This truly is a workhorse guitar at a dirt cheap price. Buy this baby and you won't be disappointed.
            The pickups sound great, the tuners hold fast and solid, and the hardware looks nice.
            Amazing quality
            great price

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            1st SG.

            By oran loudermilk

            from oklahoma

            Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

            The action was great out of the box, the clarity of the pickups is amazing. Absolutely no dead frets and no rough edges. I play out of a Hot Rod Deluxe Fender 40 watt tube amp and I get highs and lows that scream. The quality of the fit and finish is great for the money.Its as good as a Gibson SG, I've played them also and there isn't a nickle's worth of difference.
            The seperate volume and tone controls for each pick-up lets you change from one sound to another with a flip of a switch. Quick and easy.
            Mine was perfect, no blemishes ,nicks or rough spots
            Great value.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A "Real Deal" SG

            By Simmo1

            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.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is the smoothest Guitar ever!

            By Ricardo Rojas

            from Plant City

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            Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

            As soon as I plugged this bad boy in, I was playing everything in my arsenal, from Slash to Joe Satriani. I was so amazed by the sound that I nearly shouted. whether you are a newbie or seasoned vet, you will love this guitar
            Beautiful looks, sound and built to last
            Solid mahogany! the rest of the hardware is great quaility, Gibsons little brother
            Price can't be beat, worth every penny

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Needs a little work, but worth it.

            Comments about Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

            I dig this guitar. Like another review stated, the nut is white not black and neck has no binding. For me the only modification needed was a graphite nut, the stock plastic was no good for tuning or tone and why guitar gets 4 stars-spend an extra few pennies and use graphite Epiphone. I used a graph tech made for Epiphone. The string spacing and height was dead on, but was just a little too wide on each end, so I use some sand paper to take a little off each end.
            I did a setup, adjusted the neck, action, and intonation, and pick up height and now have a wonderful guitar. Has a vintage sound that the Alnico 5 covered pickups give. Don't forget to adjust the pole pieces on the pickups to match the radius of the neck, helps with string clarity-or at least in my head it does. Has the right wood, mahogany body and set neck.
            My wife and I see it as a good looking piece of furniture that music can be played on, we dig the worn brown.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            funtastic!!!!!!!!!

            By Kevhead101

            from Ottawa, IL

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

              Great right out of the box!!!!!!! No setup needed!!!!!

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              epiphone did it again

              By therobertcollins

              from usa

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

                I bougt this used for a pretty good deal with a fender g-dec amp. It is very good quality and quite responsive to touch. I like how it has labled vol-tone pots. VERY HELPFUL to someone used to strats. beautiful finish. might just replace my strat. no flaws found taht cant be fixed with an allen wrench and a screwdriveer!
                good job epiphone

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Shockingly good!

                By BallsofDoom

                from Dayton, Ohio

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                Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

                I've had this jem for a month and it's been growing on me, I can't seem to put it down! I had a ESP Viper with 81/85's before this, and the stock pickups on the Epi sound better to me than the lifeless EMG's. The guitar is very light and put together pretty well for a Chinese job. Epiphone has their own factory in Quingdao China and the QC seems to have improved a great deal. The toggle will need replaced. The pots say 500k but I have yet to test them...the jack feels sorta cheap.The finish is very nice feeling, especially the neck. It has that silky smooth feel. The finish requires almost no maintenance. Throw away that polish. The stock pups sound pretty good...different but good. The hardware is lacking except the Grover tuners. The chrome on the bridge is starting to wear. The bridge is a mystery metal...brass perhaps??? Prolly a zinc alloy. I opened her up and saw that the cavity was decently shielded, and the wires and solder joints were not a mess.Yesterday I had the opportunity to a/b this guitar(I have the worn brown btw)and a Gibson faded sg through a Peavey Valveking 212 at GC. I noticed right away that the Epi felt and *gasp* played better than the Gibby! But the Gibby did have and meatier sound coming from the pups..typical modern hot humbucker sound. The Epi has a vintage vibe sound that I think is more versitle. The neck pup sounds super creamy. The bridge could use an upgrade...a little thin. Sounds good with high gain and the tone rolled off a little. Use the knobs people! They don't have to be 11 all the time. Also the nut could use an upgrade as well. I think most Gibsons use plastic nuts too. I've been playing for over 15 years and have owned Gibsons and Epis in the past. Gibson used to be the winner but not so much anymore...their QC is crap now. It seems like all their guitars come with sharp fret ends. Surprisingly the Epi has well dressed frets. Another thing I must mention is that the inlays are well done! The headstock inlays is real MOP that looks beautiful at certain angles. Gibbys faded version is printed on with a hideous gold logo. The sg Standard is inlaid with MOP. Buy this guitar. You will either love it the way it is or it will make a fun project. As with any guitars, it will have to set up properly by a luthier or yourself. Get the case too, it's quality.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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                Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

                I baught a worn cherry G-400 last spring.It was stunning in appearence,but after playing it a while,I noticed the tuning was off.I thought,no big deal,I can set the intonation.Well,I found out with the tuner that the intonation was messed-up on the octave fret and no matter how far I set the saddles,the intonation was still out.I took the guitar to a guy who does set-up work and he agreed with me that it would'nt go into intonation.I sent it back to Gibson/Epiphone and they said the guitar would have to be replaced.Ends-up that the bridge was drilled way-off at the China factory.I recieved my new G-400 and the whole guitar is much better!Seems like there are quality control issues in China.If you suspect you have a bridge that was drilled wrong,send the guitar back at once!

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Come on Epiphone!

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

                This guitar really ticked me off. It sounded great at first. But two weeks later, the pickups just died. I dont know how but it just stopped working. When it was finally fixed, the pickups sounded muddy. I'm going for gibson next time.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best Guitar For The Price

                By doppelgangster36

                from Flint, MI

                Comments about Epiphone Vintage G-400 Electric Guitar:

                Features: This guitar has a three-way pickup selector switch with individual volume and tone knobs for each pickup. While the stock pickups aren't the hottest, they will suffice until you can afford to replace them. Like all SG's, this guitar is quite neck-heavy, but it's easy to adjust to. The set neck, Grover tuners, and mahogany body are worth the upgrade over the G-310.Quality: The G-400 is a quality instrument. After more than a year, the only quality issue I've experienced so far is the bridge. My saddles were moving on me, throwing off the intonation within an hour of play. After replacement with a TonePros bridge, I was good to go.Value: This instrument, especially the vintage version, is a huge bang for the buck. Having played many guitars, it is the best guitar available for less than $500.00.Overall: I highly recommend this instrument. It produces sparkling cleans, chunky rhythm, and a searing lead tone with supreme clarity. However, the sound is much improved with the installation of new pickups. This is a great guitar at an amazing price.

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