Epiphone Faded G-400 - Worn Cherry

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

The Epiphone Faded G-400 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 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 back story. 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 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 Cherry
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 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Alnico Classic Plus Bridge Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number EGGVWCCH1

Customer Reviews

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Great Guitar!

In my 23 years of playing guitar I've owned around 25 electrics. Everything from cheap imitation Fenders, Mexican Strats, American Strats, a G&L Invader XL, a custom Brian Moore, all the way up to a custom Hamer Monaco Elite. I also worked at a music store for 8 years and learned a lot about what makes a great guitar along the way. I've long sold off all my high end and custom guitars years ago. I bought this guitar as a cheap axe to hot rod the way I want, but I was completely blown away at how great this thing came stock! It was set up great, it looks kick ***, and the pickups are great for anything up to hard rock, IMO. I still pimped it out with new pickups, bridge and tailpiece, tuners, pots, caps, etc., cuz I have specific things I like, but seriously this guitar f'n rocks as is for any dude/dudette that wants an SG on a tight budget, I love this thing!
Music background: Hard Rock/Metal

Awesome Quality, Super Price and Sweet Sounding!

This piece of perfection arrived safely and securely packaged and then entered my studio for a rocking tryout after a long express delivery! First off the customer service I received was phenomenal. Anthony Jenkins gave me royal treatment and processed my order! When I opened the box, the guitar was such a masterpiece of beauty. The finish was so smooth and there wasn't a scratch on the guitar! After a brief tuneup, I hooked it up to my Line 6 amp and cranked it up. The tone was so clean and rich. The action was real nice too. I added some sustain and distortion and then this huge powerful roaring sound just blew me away! I used to own a Gibson Les Paul years ago and this gem sounded better than my midnight black Gibson. But I wanted even more! When I put on my strings of choice, lowered the bridge and re-adjusted the intonation, WOW, it sounded perfect! The action and playability was off the charts. At this price, the guitar was a steal. Worth double the price and plays and sounds just as good as a Gibson would, but at a bargain price! This allowed me to get a Line 6 amp, hardshell case, guitar stand, locking strap and a few accessories to go with it for about the same price as a Gibson Les Paul. The total package with the high quality sound of a Gibson! I highly recommend the Epiphone SG series guitars to anyone who wants high quality sound, flawless action and easy playability at a bargain price. You won't be disappointed. I'm thrilled with my purchase!.
Music background: Guitarist, Vocalist and Rocker!

Love this guitar

This is my second guitar. I am more of an acoustic player, but I am excited to get more into the electric with lead work on this Epiphone. I think this is the perfect guitar for me. It has a great, rich sound. Just enough sound options to make it interesting without being complicated for what I am looking for. Excellent price for such a quality product!
Music background: Hobbyist musician in local band

Great Guitar

I've had mine for about two weeks and I love it. When i recieved it everything was in perfect condition and set up just as guaranteed. I switched strings to a set of Ernie Ball 12's and has some really bad phasing problems on the G string. I switched to a set of 11's and it's much better but still there, but it's a common problem with the G strig not the guitar. The humbuckers sound really good after some height adjustment on the bridge. The guitar looks amazing, I can't tell it has a veneer finish at all. I would recommend this guitar to anyone and may have to buy another for different music.

Great Deal!

Great 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 to 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.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Epiphone, Epiphone Solidbody Guitars