Trusted musician and artist reviews for Epiphone SG G-400
Based on 49 Reviews and 196 Ratings
Great guitar for beginners and pros alike
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!
My #3 favorite electric I own.
I saw this at a guitar center, and I fell in love. I got it as a Christmas present in 2015 (I believe). I eventually replaced its Grover tuners with a Gibson G-force I bought online for about $100. I had to file the tuner holes a bit so it would fit. At school someone stole one of the tone knobs, so I took the other off and replaced them with chrome dome top knobs off of my P-bass. I put 2 stickers my girlfriend made me on it. One that says "C+K 8-25-19" on the truss rod cover, and one that said "spooky" on the pick guard (in between the pickups).
A gorgeous tone from an inexpensive guitar!
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.
Great guitar for the money. 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.
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.
This moderately-priced instrument packs a lot of value into its six strings. I've always loved the looks of an SG ever since a college buddy bought a Gibson version years ago. I bought mine in 2013 and have enjoyed playing it ever since. I do have occasional problems keeping it in tune, although that could well be operator error.
Definitely worth the price. It is a good guitar with a good sound. It is a bit light for my taste, though. And the location of the strap knobs make it want to roll forward if you're not holding it in place. Other than that, it's a fine guitar for someone on a budget.