Epiphone Faded G-400 - Worn Brown

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

The 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, SlimTaper 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
  • Fast-playing neck
  • Fat, smoking humbuckers
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.

Fast-playing neck

The Epiphone Faded G-400 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 snappy ebony-like attack of a baked maple fingerboard, then 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:
  • Fuel your music with this lean, mean rock machine!
  • Mahogany body and SlimTaper D-profile set neck
  • 24.75" scale; 1.68" nut width
  • Rosewood 12" radius fingerboard with 22 frets
  • Alnico Classic neck humbucker; Alnico Classic Plus bridge humbucker
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge; stopbar tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware; Grover 14:1 ratio tuners
Play a classic solidbody electric guitar: the Epiphone G-400!

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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 Urethane
Color Worn Brown
Neck Material Mahogany, set
Neck Shape SlimTaper D-profile
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.68"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge; stopbar tailpiece
Tuners Grover 14:1 nickel
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Alnico Classic Neck humbucking
Bridge Pickup Alnico Classic Plus Bridge humbucking
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number EGGVWBCH1

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Epiphone G-400 Faded Brown

This is a great guitar, especially for the price. I owned and played an early 60's Gibson SG from 1971 to 1974 and I must say this 'Epi' SG is a better guitar. The neck is wider and stronger and plays very well. The pickups seem less muddy and believe me with the right amp set up it will scream. It also looks great with the satin finish and wide inlay on the neck. Thanks Sweetwater for getting it here safely along with the candy!

Maybe best guitar under $300?

I'm fairly new to playing, but own 20 guitars in all and have a large number of "budget" guitars--various Squiers, an Ibanez Gio, and another Epiphone (an LP). This Epiphone SG tops them all. Great looking axe, sounds and plays wonderfully, very light and comfortable. It's now my new favorite, and I know I'll be playing mainly on this one for years to come.

epiphone faded g-400 worn brown

very well packed,double boxed plus bubble wrap,no fret buzz very good quality guitar.I would recommend this guitar to others,pickups sound good,no need to upgrade anything !!

Very nice purchase!

Very nice guitar! Beautiful finish! Sounds great and plays great.
Music background: 35 year musician... Mild touring/studio musician.


I'm amazed how awesome this guitar feels and plays. I've never really owned an epiphone or at least not one this good.I love how the satin finish feels. The neck has the right amount of thickness as it's quite thin but still has a rounded feel to it. To my surprise and luck this guitar played pretty well right off the box. Mind you, I had another one that didn't play as well but with help of customer support I got another one that was exactly what I expected and perhaps exceeded what I was looking for.I didn't get any buzzes on the frets and tuning stability remained great. The pots, switches and jack are sturdy (thanks epiphone!) none of the feel loose or terrible. Though you may experience getting that issue I think Sweetwater can help you with that.The tone of the pickups are great! As subjective guitar pickups are these sound great for stock and they respond really well to my playing. It takes a bit of tweaking on the amp knobs to have it sound right and it's good to go! They very rich mids for some the pickups may too bass on the lower strings but what can you expect? they aren't Seymour Duncans or Dimarzios by far but they perform excellently!I like how the whole instrument feels good, earthy and natural. Overall a very sturdy and good instrument to buy not by price but for quality. I know a few of them could be bad as I've experienced but try exchange for one and you might be lucky. I'd like to say that Epiphone's quality has gone up over the years. I'm glad they pay attention to a lot of things and I didn't expect this kind of result.Lastly, the guitar's bridge volume pot on mine turns a bit easier than the others but the guitar I had before had the pots with the same feel. This does not affect the overall playability of the instrument. Even if it turns a bit easier it would have to take a lot effort than a small budge to move. I won't knock down the rating because pots give or take aren't all perfect.
Music background: Starting Musician
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Epiphone, Epiphone Solidbody Guitars