Epiphone G-400 Pro SG - Cherry

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Cherry
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Legendary Rock Machine

The Epiphone G-400 Pro solidbody electric guitar is a faithful reproduction of the legendary Gibson SG. One of rock 'n' roll's mainstays since the beginning, the SG is a lean, mean music machine known for its sustain and fat tone. Just ask Pete Townshend of the Who, Angus Young of AC/DC, 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, SlimTaper neck, and separate volume and tone controls for each of the high-output humbuckers, the Epiphone G-400 Pro delivers the bite, tone, and comfort you need for serious rockin'.

Epiphone G-400 Pro Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A classic electric guitar
  • Fast-playing neck
  • Fat, smoking humbuckers
A classic electric guitar

The Epiphone G-400 Pro solidbody electric guitar has a fascinating backstory. 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; its double-necked incarnation is the only guitar John McLaughlin ever used in live performance with the original Mahavishnu Orchestra. The Epiphone G-400 Pro continues the tradition - with amazing affordability.

Fast-playing neck

The Epiphone G-400 Pro has a SlimTaper mahogany neck. Early Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960, the neck underwent several modifications until it became what's known as the SlimTaper design. The SG took it one step further, 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 warmth of a rosewood fingerboard, then you'll love the Epiphone G-400 Pro.

Fat, smoking humbuckers

The Epiphone G-400 Pro packs humbucking power. When you really want to cook on a solo or deliver some thunderous power chords, you reach for a guitar that has 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 humbuckers, and the Epiphone G-400 Pro comes with a pair of Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers. You get uncompromising power whether you're playing rhythm or digging into a solo.

Epiphone G-400 Pro Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Fuel your music with this lean, mean rock machine
  • Mahogany body and SlimTaper neck
  • 24.75" scale; 1.68" nut width
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets
  • 2 Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge; stopbar tailpiece
Play a classic solidbody electric guitar: the Epiphone G-400 Pro!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape SG
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Gloss
Color Cherry
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape SlimTaper "D"
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.68"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic with stopbar tailpiece
Tuners Epiphone Deluxe, 18:1 ratio
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Alnico Classic PRO Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Alnico Classic PRO Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume (push/pull coil-tap), 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number EGGPCHNH1

Customer Reviews

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I have quite a few guitars. Most much more expensive than this one. None of them came as ready to play as this guitar did. The nut was set in perfectly. The truss rod was set dead on to spec. No buzz anywhere to be found. The intonation had a few very minor tweaks and the fit and finish were flawless. The neck is a bit bigger than I am used to but I expected that after mostly playing Strats and Teles but nothing obscene. The pickups...all I can say is WOW! They are such a vast improvement from the last Epiphone Les Paul I bought a few years ago. The pickups in that were weak and had a bell like ring to them I hated. These have meat. These have depth and with all the push/pull features this guitar has it goes from clean to monster in a heartbeat. All of this was completely unexpected for a guitar in this price range. I almost thought I'd be sending this back before it even arrived because I didn't expect it to be anything great. I am happy to say that I was dead wrong and that I will not be returning this guitar. Nope this guitar will be going into heavy rotation and it doesn't get any better than that! Shout out to Kevin Spundle and Sweetwater for always taking care of me. You guys are the best!
Music background: Professional musician

Love it!

This is a very nice guitar for the price. It has a great sound, excellent sustain, and the finish is amazing. I like the coil tapping pickups, it lets you get all kinds of different sounds. It was ready to go right out of the box, I just had to tune it really quick and it was good to go. I was hesitant at first because I love LP jr's but to tell you the truth, this guitar has grown on me. Glad I went with this guitar instead of a Gibson. I got it for about 1/3 the price and it sounds very good. Highly recommended guitar for anybody! I'd also like to thank Norb again for all the help.

Nice Guitar

I bought this guitar from sweetwater a month ago and love playing it. It is great for slide and gutsy lead. Epiphone has come a long way in their design and makings of a great Guitar. I would recommend this guitar to anyone that doesn't have the bucks for a Gibson SG. Thanks to Luke Herian for a good job helping me out with this purchase.
Music background: Guitar/Music Buff


very good looking guitar. shipping was on time with no damage
Music background: none

Very Nice SG

I just got my Epiphone G_400 today from Sweetwater and I am really impressed by this guitar and the added extras that Sweetwater included like the 55 point Check. I owned a 2012 Gibson SG Limited ans sold it because it just did not have a great feel or neck, BUT the Epiphone neck is a joy to play and the guitar came set up perfectly out of the box and in tune. The Pickups are better than I expected them to be and has a lot of growl to them and good mids. The finish is really nice and of very good quality. For the price I paid compared to the Gibson, this guitar for me is a much better value and the sound is pretty much the same. I am playing it on a Marshall SL5 Slash Tube amp, but still not much difference than the Gibson expect the Gibby had somewhat better highs but not $500 dollars more worth . And again, I like the neck better. It is a little wider than the Gibson and fits my hands better. Great Guitar and Great Job Sweetwater !
Music background: Plaed on and off for 30 years

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Epiphone G-400 PRO

...Upgraded hardware, classy looks, versatile pickups, and coil tapping make it one hell of a value for gigging players who hate the hassle of multiple instruments....
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