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Based on the legendary Gibson SG, the G400 is the perfect choice for someone who maybe doesn’t have the budget for a Gibson guitar or even a beginner guitarist who just wants to get going. For under £400.00, the built quality and tone of this guitar is absolutely outstanding and does an unmistakable job at replicating the classic vintage SG guitar. With its humbucking pickups, this instrument is the perfect option for the Rock n Roller!
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The Epiphone G-400 PRO is an iconic and visually stunning guitar with an excellent sound quality. Based on the legendary Gibson SG, this Epiphone model retains all of the classic looks and sound of the original. Its powerful Alnico Classic PRO™ humbuckers deliver all of the rich, warm tones that you'd expect from an SG, while the coil tapping feature offers you plenty more besides.
When the SG or 'Solid Guitar' was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul, it was instantly hailed as a great guitar for its low frets and fast action, as well its highly original and unique appearance. 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 Epiphone G-400 Pro is inspired by the late ‘60s era SG models, and utilises the same dimensions as that Kalamazoo factory legend, making it lightweight, yet incredibly robust. This helps to produce a well-balanced guitar, which is incredibly important when you're performing. The body is made from mahogany, and shaped to the instantly recognisable double-cutaway “two-horned” shape. The robust character of the mahogany ensures a thick midrange character, but the slender body shape means that it is very comfortable to play.
Fitted to the body is a sturdy set mahogany neck, featuring the well-known SlimTaper "D" profile that gives it a delightfully comfortable playing feel. Paired with the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, keeping things true to the original specification that this model is based on. Classic SG looks are further conveyed with the trapezoid inlays along the length of the fingerboard. Wilkinson tuners uphold tuning integrity rigorously, whilst staying true to the vintage SG style.
Two Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers are fitted to the Epiphone G-400 Pro, with a meaty character that yields sweet humbucker sustain, and provides a massive dynamic range. Not only that but Epiphone have expanded the tonal versatility of the pickups by including coil-tapping on both pickups via push/pull volume controls. As well as this, each pickup has an individual tone control, and a 3-way pickup selector switch that gives you an enormous range of options to play with.
As you’d expect from the team at Epiphone, the G-400 Pro comes fitted with the highest quality appointments to seal its impressive overall fit and finish. The strings are held fast by the LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, working well to guarantee that string intonation is maintained precisely. All-metal hardware is employed across all control knobs, and full-size 500kOhm pots ensure that adjustment is smooth, and allows the pots to last for as long as possible.
Whether you’re just starting out, or have many years of guitar playing under your belt, the Epiphone G-400 Pro electric guitar will blow you away. The exquisite finish is matched by a very comfortable playing feel, which is topped off beautifully by the astounding tonal versatility and raw energy of the Alnico humbuckers.
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