The Epiphone G400 Vintage has the legendary SG guitar style; featuring a solid mahogany body, and a set mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, delivered in a cool vintage aesthetic that is simply sensational. The worn brown finish shows off the natural wood grain to perfection, and alongside the aged inlays, this model looks significantly more valuable than its generous price tag.
The G-400 is shaped to the classic double-cutaway - or double-horn - SG design, which means it not only looks awesome, but it plays incredibly sweetly too. The SG profile is noted for its comfortability, thanks to the slim body profile, as well as the easy access to the upper frets thanks to the cutaways. Weight distribution across the body and neck is perfect, which is incredibly important when you're performing. The solid mahogany body delivers a powerful mid to low-end blast, with a thumping resonance that ensures generous levels of sustain.
The set mahogany neck carries on the delivery of generous levels of sustain, whilst the SlimTaper "D" neck profile is an absolute delight to play. Married to the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are adorned with trapezoid position inlays.
Epiphone have fitted with G-400 Pro with the finest hardware appointments, so that everything plays as smoothly as possible. The tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece create a seamless connection between the strings and body, whilst Grover provide chrome tuning machines that keep strings held steadfast throughout each and every performance.
In the neck position is an Alnico Classic humbucker, whilst an Alnico Classic Plus humbucker has been fitted in the bridge position. These high output pickups deliver a fierce amount of power, but that power is tempered with incredible clarity. Each pickup has individual volume and tone pots, and a 3-way pickup selector switch allows you to choose between either/or both pickups. With a little finesse you'll be amazed at just how versatile this setup is, easily catering to the needs of guitarists across any and every genre you could imagine.
The Epiphone G-400 Vintage with chrome hardware in worn brown finish is simply breathtaking. From the finish, to the smooth way it plays and sounds, you'll be left wondering how Epiphone are able to let this go for so little. Whether you're just embarking on your musical journey, or have many years experience behind you, this is one model that would make a more than welcome addition to any guitarist's collection.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Name G-400 Chrome Hardware Vintage Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile SlimTaper “D” No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Tailpiece Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover Pickguard Black Controls 2-volume, 2-tone Finish Brown
- Great guitar, buy it now!
I might change the pickups to P57 open coils just for the added vintage style, but not sure yet. Either way, it sounds fantastic, the range of tones is really wide. I'd recommend it to beginner players as well as people just looking for a guitar to take on the road, or play small gigs with.
- SUPER AWESOME/MAGNIFICENT
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