Epiphone SG Model G400

Purchased May 2005

G400 SG

I bought this Epiphone SG G-400 new in May 2005. It is a faithful reproduction of the legendary 1966 Gibson SG, with a solid mahogany body, slim-taper mahogany neck, and separate volume and tone controls for each of the neck and bridge high-output humbuckers. It has a great, fast neck and is set up with very low action without buzzing. I made sure to buy one that had the Grover tuners, although very few on display had them. This SG has all the bite and tone of the Gibson SG. Having played both, I think these pickups are actually hotter than the Gibsons, and have a great tone for scorching leads. The sound files on my pages here were recorded with this guitar. It has the rarer full pickguard, too.

This is my personal guitar. It is almost perfect, never gigged with, never left the house. There is a blemish on the back that I had resprayed. It is not perfect but looks pretty darn good (see picture) and I had one of the volume pots replaced because it had a tight spot in mid-travel that annoyed me. It has new Elixer (9s) strings, comes with the original owner's manual and is ready to play. Pictures taken 12/8/06.


The G-400 (SG) Features:


    * Color: Deep-Gloss Cherry

    * Body: Mahogany

    * Neck: Mahogany

    * Fingerboard: Rosewood

    * Scale length: 24.75" 1.68"

    * Position Markers: Trapezoid

    * Number of Frets: 22

    * Pickups: 2-Alnico-V chrome-covered humbuckers

    * Controls: 2 volume, 2 Tone

    * Pickup Switching: 3-way selector

    * Hardware: Chrome

    * Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-O-Matic Bridge, Stopbar

    * Limited Edition Full Pickguard