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Epiphone G-400 SG Electric Guitar, Cherry

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  • Mahogany body
  • Alnico Classic Plus(TM) Humbucker pickups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24.75 scale
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 41.5 x 17 x 3.5 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002CZUTC
  • Item model number: EGG4CHCH1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,389 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 20, 2008

Product Description

Product Description

This Epiphone G-400 is truly one of the best values in the guitar industry. Every serious guitar player wants an SG, and here' a real one that sounds as good as it looks. Put on your short pants and reach all the frets on this carved SG Mahogany body with a set, Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard and explosive tone with high-output Alnico Classic and Alnico Classic Plus Humbuckers, each with separate volume and tone controls. Add the Epiphone LocTone locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece to increase the sustain even more.


A true icon guitar, the SG was originally a successor Les Paul model from '61 to '68. This edition of the prized 1962 SG boasts the power and merciless sustain you expect to shake you all night long. It's constructed of a Mahogany neck glued into a Mahogany body with twin Alnico Classic Humbucking pickups.

The Power and Merciless Sustain You Expect.

Alnico V humbuckers and the industry-standard Tune-O-Matic bridge.

Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays.

Angled Headstock
Unlike cheaper designs, all Epiphones feature a 14-degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut and so you get more sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets.

Double-Waxed Pickups
Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures optimum performance. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is put in place to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax.

Output Jack
To increase reliability and ensure consistent performance, Epiphone's proprietary output jacks feature an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel.

Toggle Switches
All Epiphones feature our all-metal, USA designed switches for reliable contact and longer life.

Tunomatic Bridge
Fully adjustable, the tunomatic remains a classic after over 50 years. Unlike guitars fitted with tremolos, there are no tuning or re-stringing difficulties. Plus, tone and sustain are improved because all string vibrations are transferred directly to the guitar.

Epiphone is passionate about performance. That's why their instruments use one-inch diameter potentiometers for better "throw," longer life and reliable service.

For unequalled reliability as well as ease of service, Epiphone wiring harnesses feature quick-connectors.


  • Pickups: Alnico V humbuckers
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Scale: 24.75 inches
  • Nut width: 1.68 inches
  • Neck: Set, Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Body material: Mahogany
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Finishes available: Cherry, Ebony

Customer Reviews

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Quality of workmanship is very good.
Rick Demings
Of course not but I'm fairly certain that any true guitarist would very much appreciate what it is, what it can do, what it sounds like and what it represents.
I've been playing guitar for 15 years now.
From Detroit

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By DirtRider on September 2, 2010
I haven't had many guitars but the ones that I have had are as follows:

1992 Washburn Nuno Elec (or was it 93??)
1989 Fender Strat American (Brother's. Was mine for a while)
2000 Fender Strat Eric Clapton
2000 Epiphone Riviera

I've had the opportunity to play many, many other guitars as well but only when one owns a guitar can he or she truely get to know it.

I played the G400 for about 15 minutes at a local shop and thought to myself that it'll do. I brought it home unimpressed and I felt more like "mission accomplished" rather then "hell yes". I bought it because I needed a guitar to play instead of my EC Strat which I cherish and do not want to get beat up. I plugged in the G400 and played it a bit and again felt that it'll do. Over time, I noticed that I could play the G400 far better than any other guitar that I've used. I noticed that I could control it a lot better and create more nuances. I could thrash it and it sounded great. I could delicately play it as a precision instrument and it just does what I want it to do and sounds wonderful while doing so. It just kind of clicked one day. In an instant, I went from thinking that this is just a cheapy guitar into thinking and knowing that this thing is WONDERFUL.

This is not a good cheap guitar. This is not a great cheap guitar. This Epiphone G400 is just plain awesome dare I say even epic. Oh I just dared! It is indeed epic.

I get the same questions from people. "But can It play blues?", "does it do metal well?", "hows the neck dive?"

Hell yes it can. Blues is a state of soul, you can play the blues with damned near anything. It does metal VERY well. The neck dive isn't so much a problem as the heaviness of my strats are.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By From Detroit on March 4, 2010
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I've been playing guitar for 15 years now. The most "valuable" guitar that I own was actually built from a kit that I bought from Carvin. I used to work at guitar center, so I've had a chance to mess around with the most expensive guitars available to the layperson. Yes, the $3000 Gibson's and PRS's were nice. I'm not good enough to really justify the purchase of one of those though... And honestly, I couldn't say "hey, that $3000 Gibson Les Paul really sounds $2300 better than that $700 Epiphone Les Paul."

Anyway, I needed something with a fixed bridge. After a few months of researching and trying out guitars, I settled on this one because of the price and features. $350, gets you a guitar made of solid wood says a lot right there. When it arrived, the action was perfect, and it played surprisingly well. I couldn't find any real flaws in the workmanship, and the Grover tuners work perfectly. The only complaint I'd have is the pick-ups, but they're stock pick-ups (I'd even replace Gibson's stock pick-ups with Seymour Duncan's or EMG's) that I had already planned to replace.

Ultimately, if you're looking for a budget axe that plays well, looks great and sounds great, I highly recommend this one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex on June 4, 2014
I bought this model used at a guitar center for 170 dollars and have been completely floored by the quality behind this machine of a guitar. It has a great balance that almost any type of guitarist can appreciate. I originally was looking for a semi-hollow guitar to play jazz/blues on but jumped on this deal because it was so good. I brought it home, plugged it into my Vox amp, and was churning out quality blues tones in a matter of minutes. The action is incredible, I barely have to press down on the strings to get an insanely crisp sound. For some reason this picture makes the wood look glossy/fake but my guitar has a beautiful rich cherry finish with a very thin veneer for protection. The all mahogany build of this guitar soaks up the notes so beautifully and the experience of playing this guitar makes you feel even more connected to the music.

I used to own an Epiphone Les Paul Standard a while back, and while they are also exceptional guitars, I prefer this SG for my style of playing, which is soulful twangy blues and occasional alternative rock. However, in my experience, I've noticed as long as you get a high quality wood like mahogany/rosewood and stay away from the cheaper woods like maple you can't go wrong.

I used to think that these guitars were only made for extreme AC/DC thrashing and metal, but it also has a very sincere quality to it that makes it great for more soulful sounds. If you're on the fence about this guitar I hope my review helps but I would highly recommend this guitar for a blues player.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Damien Lynch on December 30, 2007
With this guitar, you get what you pay for. This was an upgrade for me when I first bought it two years ago, and I was very impressed at the time. For $300, this still is a very impressive axe. It plays fast, and plays very well. I play mostly rock/metal, and while your typical SG isn't known as a "metal" guitar, I can say that the neck plays very well. As far as sound goes, it's not bad. The stock pickups are decent, although they'd be the first piece I'd upgrade. I'm also a believer that sound comes first and foremost from your hands, then the amp, then the guitar. I rated this 4 stars because it plays much better than a bottom end guitar, although it doesn't play quite as nicely as a few others I've played. I'm also not arguing that it sounds better or as good as a Gibson, but I am saying it's not bad and definitely gig-worthy. Whether you're starting out and can invest $300+money for amp, or a seasoned player looking for an extra guitar to dink around with -- I'd say go for this model. For the record I've been playing guitar for about 5 years, this is one of three electrics I own at the moment and a backup to my souped up Agile AD-3000.
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