Epiphone G-400 Pro SG - Ebony

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Ebony
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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 that is 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 only guitar John McLaughlin ever used in live performances 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 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 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's got a pair of humbuckers, right? Forget all those thin out-of-phase guitar sounds that session players overused in the '80s 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. 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 set 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 Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape ThinTaper
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/Stopbar
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 EGGPEBNH1

Customer Reviews

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Ryan is the homie. He helped me through weeks of back and forth communication and was a complete champ the whole time. Getting this guitar set up to play in drop c (which meant work to the nut and thicker gauge strings) was a worry for me, but Ryan not only assured me it would be possible but gave me the best deal. Are you sick of assholes at GC and SamAsh treating you like a sale? Order through sweetwater and I promise you won't be disappointed. Looking forward to making all my purchases in the future with Ryan and the rest of the Sweetwater team.
Music background: Rhythm guitarist is various bands

Awesome AX

I love this guitar. For those of you that can't afford a Gibson SG, this is the next best. I've listen to both and can hardly tell the difference between the two. The Epiphone SG Pro has awesome pickups with split coil tapping, great clarity and can be very LOUD if you so desire. Feels great and lots of fun to play. I'm very happy I purchased this SG from Sweetwater.com. It arrived in showroom condition, in tune and ready to play out of the box. Don't hesitate to buy this ax if you're thinking about it. You won't regret it. BTW it plays any type of music you like. Besides great rock sound, it plays Blues, Country and Funk really well thanks to the coil splitting into single coils.
Music background: Bass guitar and keyboards.

Great SG Magic

Killer looks, a real beauty, hung on wall sling string (hook) kinda like a treasured painting. Met all my criteria, cost within my budget, great sound and did I mention Killer looks. Love the tapped coil concept. Slender neck and smooth fretboard make this a fast player. Changed stock strings from 10's to 7's. Love the Sweetwater experience.

Great Beginner-Intermediate Guitar

I've only been playing for a year or so, first guitar was an Ibanez as73 semi-hollowbody (which I love) but I wanted a solid-body guitar as well. I bought a Squier Vintage Modified 70's Strat that I just could never get used to playing. I sold it and with the money bought one of these SGs.... very glad I did, this is a very, very playable guitar, looks great and feels great in my hands. I don't know what my issue with the strat was (maybe the narrower neck, which a real Fender strat wouldn't share, I don't know for sure) but I love this SG so much more. Not convinced on the split coil sound, it just sounds like a much thinner version of the full humbucker. I'm not an expert though so maybe a more advanced player would understand the proper use. The fret inlay, while I personally like the style better than simple dots, the material is not anything very fancy. It looks a little cheap up close, but from a couple feet away it looks fine. That's about the only complaint I have about the guitar, and it's pretty minor.

100% Satisfaction

I've started learning to play the guitar about 5 months ago, progress was slow at first. I'm not good but I am getting better. While trying to practice I heard a sound from the song "ain't no rest for the wicked" that I thought was cool. That sold ended up being a guitar slide. I searched online for a slide I could play with, and bought one from a random site that offered free shipping. I didn't expect it to come in the mail for a long time, so you can imagine my surprise when the mailman came to my door two days later. There was a whole thank you packet, and a little bag of candy. With an email that came from Kevin Spunde. (Who I have talked to and made purchases with many times after.) I was blown away by the way they treat customers, and because of that. I have bought everything from them, from guitar strings, to stands, tuners, ukulele, guitar. I love sweetwater and trust them with all guitar related purchases I make. For that I give you a 5 star. (By the way, Kevin Spunde needs a raise) I have another big purchase I plan to make through you, and I have no doubt I will be helped every step of the way.

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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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