The updated Epiphone G-400 Pro adds coil-tapping to its feature list
The Epiphone G-400 Pro was already a very well specified guitar at a temptingly low price. Based on the classic Gibson SG, it provided the characteristic sound and look, but without needing a rockstar sized bank balance to own one. Epiphone constantly updates models, and their guitars represent greater value with every passing year. The new G-400 pro is a great example of this. Now, the updated guitar provides coil-tapped humbuckers, which deliver even more versatility at a price that’s still affordable.
The young upstart…
The Gibson SG has still somehow held onto a reputation as the ‘young troublemaker’ in the Gibson range. Started, perhaps, when Les Paul took a dislike to the guitar earmarked as the replacement for the Les Paul model, and asked for his name to be removed, this reputation grew as the guitarists who chose to play the SG tended to a little bit, well, rebellious themselves.
The Epiphone G-400 has all of that rock ‘n’ roll spirit, but with a few neat twists on the old classic. The body is a familiar solid mahogany design, with a glued-in mahogany neck. The neck itself features a slim-taper ‘D’ profile, with the playability for which the SG is famed. The fingerboard is a rosewood affair, with trapezoid inlays. So far, so good.
The electronics of the new Epiphone G-400 Pro are where things venture a little ‘off piste’. It is equipped with two Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO 4-wire humbuckers, which are capable of evoking the full gamut of tones, from Angus Young, to Ray Manzarek via Tony Iommi and Eric Clapton.
Unusually, however, these are coil tapped, and able to be split into single coils via push-pull volume controls. This vastly increases the range of tones the guitar is capable of. The hardware equipped to the Epiphone G-400 Pro includes a Locktune bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and Wilkinson Vintage Classic tuners.
The new G-400 Pro is available now in a choice of classic cherry, or ebony finishes. Call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420) for availability or to order. Get the latest news or product announcements via our free newsletter (see above).
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