The Epiphone G-400 is truly one of the best guitar values you will find today. Every serious player wants an SG and here's the real thing that sounds as good as it looks. The original SG not only rivaled guitars of its own era for sonic variety but also proved to be a sign of things to come. Hard rock, metal and scores of rockers embraced the original SG and made it a classic. Now, the G-400 gives you the sound and look of a real SG without the vintage price tag.
When the SG or "Solid Guitar" was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul, it was called the "fretless wonder" for its low frets and fast action. The twin horn cutaway design was like nothing on the market and its light but balanced weight made it the perfect guitar for stage and studio work.
Later ‘60s models introduced the SG with humbucker pickups, and since then, the SG has become the go-to guitar for artists like The Who's Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Paul Weller, AC/DC's Angus Young, Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band.
The G-400 is inspired by the late ‘60s era SGs, both a player’s and collector’s favorite, and uses the same dimensions and build techniques as vintage SGs made in the Kalamazoo factory during that classic era. The solid tone-rich mahogany carved body gives the guitar a balanced feel on stage and in the studio (unlike cheap imitations that tend to be neck-heavy).
The SlimTaper™ “D” profile mahogany neck has a 24.75” scale with 22 frets and a 12” radius for incredible reach thanks to the SG’s classic cutaway. And for that one-of-a-kind SG feel, the G-400 has a rosewood fingerboard with a 1.68” nut.
Epiphone always finds a way to make subtle but important improvements on our classic designs and the G-400 is no exception. The red hot, high output Alnico Classic™ (neck) and Alnico Classic Plus™ (bridge) humbuckers give the G-400 a tonal palette that far exceeds any other guitar of its kind. Modern manufacturing techniques ensure that the G-400’s pickups and electronics will not diminish over time and will rock as long as you can.
Epiphone leads the way in manufacturing in making great sounding guitars for players of all levels and that goes for our great hardware, too. Epiphone provides quality all-metal hardware on all its instruments including full function volume and tone knobs using full-size 500K potentiometers matched with Epiphone’s rugged all-metal 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting performance.
The G-400 features our famous LockTone™ bridge and Stopbar tailpiece which yields incredible sustain along with Grover® 14:1 tuners for lifetime security. The G-400 Left-Handed comes in classic Cherry (CH).