Epiphone G-400 Deluxe
Epiphone G-400 Deluxe

G-400 Deluxe, Guitarra de forma SG from Epiphone in the SG series.

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heads on fire 29/11/2011

Epiphone G-400 Deluxe : la opinión de heads on fire (content in English)

"Great guitar for the money."

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Body Mahogany, double cutaway
Neck Mahogany, glued-in
Scale 24.75”
Neck Profile SlimTaper™ “D”
Nut width 1.68
Fingerboard Rosewood, 24 fret with vintage style SG Les Paul signature at end of fingerboard
Fingerboard Radius 12”
Trussrod cover Les Paul signature
Pickups 2 Alnico Classic Plus™ humbucker
Bridge Gold LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece Gold Stopbar
Controls Neck pickup: 1-Volume, 1-Tone/ Bridge pickup: 1-Volume, 1-Tone w/full-size 500K O potentiometers
Hardware Gold
Tuners Gold Grover® 14:1 ratio
Color Antique Ivory (AI)


This guitar is Epiphone's version of Gibson's SG design, which came out in 1960-61. The Epi has a thicker finish than the old Gibson, being a polyurethane coat instead of a nitrocellulose, and the neck has a different feel, as well as a different heel on the back. These are not bad things - the poly finish will be more durable, and the price point suggests that more kids will be playing these. Kids need a durable guitar, as they can be a bit clumsy with taking care of them. And the neck heel and feel seem a bit more robust as well, so this is a plus. The guitar plays easily enough, and with the tuneamatic bridge, it is very easy to setup with good action.


The G-400 sounds nice, like an older SG, but with a bit less bite and smoothness from the different pickup settings. Of course, I'm comparing these Epi pickups to original T-Top Gibson humbuckers, so the comparison is not exactly fair - those original Gibson pickups were sublime. But these Epiphone humbuckers do the job very convincingly and admirably. Nearly any genre - rock, blues, metal, even jazz - they all can be represented well with these pickups.


For the price, this guitar is a great deal. Anyone picking this for a first, second, or backup guitar will not be disappointed. 9 out of 10 overall.