Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body and Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Worn Brown
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Legendary Rock MachineThe Epiphone Faded G-400 solidbody electric guitar is a faithful reproduction of the legendary the Gibson SG. One of rock 'n' roll's mainstays since the beginning, the SG is a lean, mean music machine is known for its sustain and fat tone. Just ask Pete Townshend of the Who, Angus Young of ACDC or Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath - and don't forget the legendary SG Double Neck that Jimmy Page favored for Led Zeppelin's live performances of Stairway to Heaven! With its solid mahogany body, slim taper neck, and separate volume and tone controls for each of the high-output humbuckers, the Epiphone Faded G-400 delivers the bite, tone and comfort you need for serious rockin'.
Epiphone Faded G-400 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
A Classic Electric Guitar
The Epiphone Faded G-400 solidbody electric guitar has a fascinating history. It's hard to believe that by 1961, Gibson decided to discontinue the original Les Paul guitar. Their motivation is unclear. Weak sales? The urge to try something new? In any case, the first SGs were actually called Les Pauls, but Les himself wasn't in favor of that for a variety of reasons. So, in a bold move, this solid guitar was renamed SG, which stood for, uh, solid guitar. A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular that they kept making them. The reason is easy to understand. It's actually quite a cool looking instrument, delivering the classic humbucker sound for people who don't particularly want or need a Les Paul. The SG is also a much lighter-weight instrument, yet it doesn't cut corners. You still get the mahogany body and a pair of hot humbuckers that deliver all the warm, fat tone you could ever want. The SG is thought of as the archetypal rock guitar, but it's actually used across all genres of music - it's the only guitar John McLaughlin ever used in live performance with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The Epiphone Faded G-400 continues the tradition - with amazing affordability.
The Epiphone Faded G-400 has a slim-taper mahogany neck. Early Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960 the neck underwent several modifications until it became what's known as the slim-taper design. The SG took it one step farther, making the neck among the fastest ever designed. Hey, Frank Zappa played one and the guy had some wicked chops. If you like the combination of a fast mahogany neck and the snappy ebony-like attack of a baked maple fingerboard, you'll love this SG Standard.
Fat, Smoking Humbuckers
Gibson's SG Standard packs humbucking power. When you really want to cook on a solo or deliver some thunderous power chords, you reach for a guitar that's got a pair of humbuckers, right? Forget all those thin "out-of-phase" guitar sounds that session players overused in the 1980s and (sad to say) right through much of the '90s. That's not for you. Your sound is all about the warmth, punch and midrange complexity you can only get from a pair of Gibson humbuckers. The SG Standard comes with a pair of 'em: a 490R in the neck position and a 498T at the bridge. You get uncompromising power, whether you're playing rhythm or digging into a solo.
Epiphone Faded G-400 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by Brock Johnson from East Grand Forks, MNGreat deal for this guitar. I bought it on Black Friday and got a fantasic price from Sweetwater. I had always wanted an SG and after looking at many reviews and lisening to many sound clips decided t... read more [+]o try this one out. Amazing quality. Yes it is a little neck heavy, but a nice wide strap takes care of that. Fit and finnish on this thing is sweet. It looks really nice sitting next to my other guitars in my growing collection, but it sounds better than it looks and it looks amazing, like an old friend, plays like an old friend as well. I'm playing old Clapton, Allman Bros and other old blues and trying to learn slide and it does well for that. Can't say anything about metal cause it's not my thing. I'm sure it would perform equally well, pickups are "hot" as far as I'm concerned, drives my little 5 watt valve amp really nice for good thick blues tones. The neck is really smooth, feels good in your hand, the whole thing came set up really well, all I did was change strings, tune it up and start playing. I think it will be one of my favorites. Ryan at Sweetwater is also a super guy, if you need a guitar or anything else, talk to him, he is the man! Thanks for another great axe man. close [-]
December 3, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
by George from Fort Collins, COIt's hard to go wrong on this for $300. I bought it as a spare guitar to keep at work. It serves that purpose well. Sounds and plays quite good out of the box.
May 3, 2013
Music Background: Hobbiest
This is the first guitar... read more [+] I've bought from Sweetwater. Outstanding customer service. close [-]
Mario, Indianapolis, IN
Epiphone Faded G-400 (Worn Brown )
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