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Epiphone G400 PRO Electric Guitar

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Product Description

Featuring Alnico Classic PRO pickups and push/pull coil-tapping, the Epiphone G400 PRO Electric Guitar pays tribute to classic SG design but with an added flair that makes it a true player's dream. The Epiphone G400 PRO guitar gives you the sound and look of a real SG without the vintage price tag and with the added tonal variety of single coil tones thanks to its coil tapping!

Epiphone G400 PRO Electric Guitar Features

  • Alnico Classic PRO 4-wire humbuckers for huge tone and great dynamic range
  • Push/pull coil tapping for each pickup via volume knobs for single coil tones
  • Lighter weight Wilkinson Vintage Classic tuners makes it perfectly balanced
  • SlimTaper 'D' profile mahogany neck with a 24.75 inch scale
  • 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with 12 inch radius
Built for Classic SG Performance
The Epiphone G400 PRO is inspired by the late '60s era SGs and uses the same dimensions and build techniques as vintage SGs made in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, factory during that classic era. The solid, tone-rich mahogany carved body gives the G400 PRO a balanced feel on stage and in the studio.

The SlimTaper 'D' profile mahogany neck has a 24.75 inch scale with 22 frets and a 12 inch radius fingerboard for incredible reach thanks to the SG's classic cutaway. And for that one-of-a-kind SG feel, the Epiphone G400 PRO has a rosewood fingerboard with a 1.68 inch nut. The truss rod cover is the classic Kalamazoo bell shape with SG PRO in white.

Alnico Classic PRO Power
Epiphone always finds a way to make improvements on their classic designs and the G400 PRO is no exception. Now featuring Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO 4-wire humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions, the G400 PRO offers a tonal palette that far exceeds any other guitar of its kind. The Alnico Classic PROs feature Alnico V magnets for terrific humbucker sustain with a huge dynamic range that can go from clean to crunch. The G400 PRO features coil-tapping on both pickups via a push/pull control on the pickups’ volume controls.

Epiphone Hardware You Can Trust
Epiphone provides quality, all-metal hardware on all its instruments including full-function volume and tone knobs using full-size 500K ohm potentiometers matched with Epiphone's rugged, all-metal, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting performance. The G400 PRO features the famous LockTone bridge and Stopbar tailpiece which yields incredible sustain along with Wilkinson Vintage Classic 14:1 tuners for lifetime security.

The SG Story
When the SG, or 'Solid Guitar' was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul Standard, it was called the ‘fretless wonder’ for its low frets and fast action. The twin horn cutaway design was like nothing on the market and its light but balanced weight made it the perfect guitar for stage and studio work. Later '60s models introduced the SG with humbucker pickups, and since then, the SG has became the go-to guitar for artists like The Who's Pete Townshend, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Paul Weller, AC/DC's Angus Young, Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band.

Product Specifications
Epiphone G400 PRO Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper; D profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued In
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 24.75 inches
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with pealoid Trapezoid inlays
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO; 4-wire
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO; 4-wire
  • Controls:
    • Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector
    • Neck Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-tapping
    • Bridge Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-tapping
    • Neck Pickup Tone
    • Bridge Pickup Tone
  • Binding: None
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches
  • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16 inches
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Wilkinson Vintage Classics; 14:1 ratio
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Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
Not as great as I hoped
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I have to be honest that I was a little disappointed, Yes I realize it is a budget guitar. But it feels extremely cheap, not just light "It feels as if you dropped it once it would explode into hundreds of pieces". The finish is nice, hardware seems okay, electronics leave a lot to be desired.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
Woodwork and finish are satisfactory. Potentiometers, pick ups and switches leave a lot to be desired. The potentiometers feel brittle and are crackly already. The pickups are horrible, the bridge pickup screeches constantly in a high gain situation And the neck pickup was quite muddy even with the push pull pots coil tapping. would have been better to have the pickup switch between series and parallel, rather than just tapping the coils.I tested the guitar through a 1968 Marshall 50 W into a fender bassman cab with two 12" Celestion G12-60's in it.this amp is very bright yet with this guitar even the bridge pickup sounded a bit muddy.
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
This thing feels very chunky, the neck is quite thick for an SG style guitar, almost feels like a PRS fat boy neck. As I said previously it feels quite cheap, not just light.the fret work ( finish work ) was quite rough. When you pull up on the string to bend it it was quite scratchy frets need to be polished better.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
The tone was quite mushy and pulling up on the switch pots only made the guitar sound constipated. the tone is completely lackluster. I was surprised that all the raves about the pickups in the online and video reviews. But those guys must to got different pickups then I did. These were quite noisy and flat sounding. not much tonal variety at all.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish seems to be the high point of this guitar is quite shiny and doesn't feel overly sprayed on thick, like some of these Chinese urethane finishes are sometimes. It will look flashy on stage, don't know how long the fish will last. But again I'm not really into how it looks, more into how it feels and plays and sounds.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I personally didn't get what I was expecting for the price, haven't really compared it with any other guitars of this price range.
How was the action out of the box?
While the intonation was okay, out of the box the Truss Rod nut was completely lose and had not even been an attempt to adjust the truss rod; which made it feel like one of those Korean guitars from the 1970s. That action was quite high and had what I consider very light strings on it ( I normally use .012 - .049) I think with a little work you could make the action feel a bit more accurate.
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