Traded this for an Epiphone LP standard and have had no regrets since. Its well known that the superb quality of Epiphones these days makes it unjustifiable to spend so much on Gibsons, and this guitar is a perfect example of that.
My favourite part of this instrument is the neck- I have never played anything so perfect! It is perfect to my tastes, and the fret board itself is beautifully crafted.
I knew just from the feel of this guitar that it was a keeper, and have since replaced the stock pups with a pair of Gibson's Angus Young customs and plan to work on upgrading the tuners soon.
You'll never get the feel-good factor you get from saying 'hey I own a Gibson' from playing this, and to be fair that's one of the few reasons I force myself to keep my real Gibson SG, but with a bit of handywork this instrument can easily be transformed into a pure-bread Gibson killing machine!
This guitar has been my trusty electric for almost four years now. It is in the mid range of Epiphone guitars and is one of the most cost effective and quality instruments you can buy! I own the 1966 Gibson reissue version that features a full face pick guard and it is nearly identical to a 66' Gibson model! Gorgeous tone, and a wonderfully playable neck make this guitar a keeper for years. I love putting on nickel wound strings on mine for a beautiful jazz tone!
Long ago i had one of these. I really liked it but a few months after i found something i liked more and just trashed this one. It was a well build guitar, durable and strong but i couldn't get a versatile tone from it and the neck profile was not my cup of tea.
This guitar has a wide range of tonal options-coil tapping, very playable neck and overall remarkable instrument for the price. I highly recommend it.
One of my main guitars. In the spring of '13 I replaced the neck pickup with a P-90 pickup that fits in a humbucker slot and it produced a very warm and clear sound to balance out the hard sound coming from the bridge humbucker.
Pros: Good Pickups Nice sound Long Neck(can be a con) Cons: Strings buzz Neck is too heavy
The epiphone sg g-400 is a great guitar for beginner-intermediate guitarists wanting a taste of a real gibson guitar. This guitar has great features that very closely resemble the Gibson SG Standard.
Not being the most expensive of guitars, I have dared to modify it quite extensively with new "everything" exept the wood... I have Zombie Dust doomster pickups in it, and it has become my "go to" instrument in HEX A.D. ... truly wicked!
What can I say about the Epiphone SG that hasn't been said/written before in countless reviews by much more experienced musicians than me? The SG is a Rock classic and still surprises me on a regular basis for it's clarity and overall tonal variety.
This was the first electric guitar I ever bought, and it has battle scars galore! But it hasn't failed me yet. It doesn't matter what you do to it, drop it, step on it, smash it against your wall, it'll come back in one piece. This guitar is great if you're going for a very "in your face" punk-ish tone. My only complaint with this guitar is that the G string always goes out of tune after a few minutes of playing.
To begin, I got mine used, with the pickups not working. I have gutted the guitar completely and dumbed it down into a Duncan Invader in the bridge with only one volume knob. This thing kicks total ass, it is my go to guitar for anything I do. My only issue is that it is super neck heavy, but that is a small issue that can be gotten used to very quickly.