Epiphone Goth G-400

Epiphone Goth G-400

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Goth G-400, SG-Shaped Guitar from Epiphone in the SG series.

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Epiphone Goth G-400 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Epiphone
  • Model: Goth G-400
  • Series: SG
  • Category: SG-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/13/2006

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Epiphone Goth G-400 user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 17 reviews )
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vidroczky's review"Looks great but the pickups are noisy"

Epiphone Goth G-400
I'm always using TH2 program via computer. (and only for monitoring, I use an old East German amplifier, called 'Regent')

old school sounds, I like it:

Mine guitar was made in Korea, so because it is no longer manufactured (even in China) it bacame rare :-)
great looking shape and finsih
Groover tuners (but it feels not very solid)
Mahogany body, and neck (set, not bolded to the body as the Special versions)
Because of the SG shape the access for the high frets is extremely easy
relatively good fret finishes

the body is too thin, so not heavy enough for the neck and head. In other words, it is not well balanced.
pickups are noisy even without distortion effect.
heads on fire12/26/2011

heads on fire's review"Just say no."

Epiphone Goth G-400
Made in China
Double-cutaway solid mahogany body
Set mahogany neck
24-.75" scale length
Slim-tapered neck profile
Rosewood fingerboard
1.68 nut width
Fingerboard inlay at the 12th fret
22 jumbo frets
Dual Alnico V humbuckers
2 volume and 2 tone controls (with integrated killswitch tone pot)
3-way pickup selector
Pearloid trapezoid inlays
Tune-O-Matic bridge
Stopbar tailpiece
Chrome hardware
Satin black finish


This guitar oozes "cheap". It's not a complete lemon - it is able to be setup decently for ok playing action, and the pickups do sound good. But the construction of the guitar just screams "cost-cutting" to me. The satin finish on the neck and body feels nice, but it just looks like someone spray-painted this guitar in their garage with a couple of rattlecans. The electronics are where this guitar really shows its inexpensiveness - the integrated killswitch tone pot started randomly killing the signal first on just trying to turn the knob, then on its own. It kept doing this until I sprayed some contact cleaner in the pot - I shouldn't have to do this on a new guitar!


The tone of the pickups was good - when they worked. As stated before, sometimes the killswitch would cut out the entirety of the signal, making this a very frustrating guitar. However, after the fix, the tone of the pickups was the one bright spot of this guitar. They could work for a metal band, rock, classic rock, or blues.


Overall, I wouldn't recommend this instrument. I realize that there are quality control issues in any company, especially in instruments this inexpensive, but I shouldn't have to clean out a brand new guitar's electronics. The pickups are the only thing bringing this review up from being really bad. Please, friends - if you see this guitar, don't buy it. Just say no.
Audiofanzine FR03/14/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

Epiphone Goth G-400
(Originally written by damiansdick/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Made in Asia.

Very nice mat black finish.

Mahogany neck.

Mahogany body.

SG-style set neck.

Tune-o-matic and stopbar bridge.

22 frets.

Two Alnico Classic humbuckers

Volume and tone controls per pickup.

3-way toggle switch.

Typical SG features with Goth finish.


Black and varnished neck.

The neck is pleasant, round and rather thick. I like it.

Typical SG playability.

Very nice mat black finish. The XII inlay at the 12th fret looks classy.

The only con:

The headstock is a bit too heavy.

It's surprising in the beginning but you'll get used to it.

That's not the case with the Epiphone Emily.

It's one of the typical SG disadvantages so it's not surprising.

The acoustic sound is good.


Regarding sound,

I played it with a Marshall 80/80 and a Roland Micro Cube.

Good clean sound, better than many guitars in this price range and even more expensive ones.

The distortion is perfect for rock and hard rock, that's probably the guitar's main strength.

It's made for distortion. If you like powerful and heavy sound, it's the guitar for you.

Power chords and distortion sound very well...

It's a small heavy metal guitar...


Interesting value for money for heavy metal players.

I wanted an affordable SG model to play black metal.

I wanted either the Tony Iommi model or the Goth G400.

I got it secondhand at a nice price.

I'm thinking about upgrading the pickups with Gibson Tony Iommi models to get an hybrid guitar.

But the original pickups do a pretty good job for heavy metal.

The only con is the weight of the headstock. I didn't have this problem with the Emily model.

Based on my experience I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again although I'm still dreaming about the Tony Iommi model.

metalexophobie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Goth G-400
Well, nice guitar, enthusiasts SG apprcieront!
22 frets with a nice logo XII pearly a thinly Tune O Matic IDAL classic for all the bad dgouts Floyds roses that take sl'accord pa! of the knobs are classic but rglages assz prcis the handle? it's beautiful without a handle small pearl points!


With 22 frets it will not prfre guitar Steve Vai Marty Friedman or saw, to my taste CHAC difficult to acute ... but it's pretty ais to play (for a rock hard scratch the guns ... the pignoleur has Cacophony will surely feel like wading through mud!)
Ergonomics enjoyable, beautifully shaped lightweight ... but too bad, the handle fell like shit and if like me you play with your scratching your head well down will hit the ground trs faster if you release the handle.
Attention to obtain the desired sound, and if the guitar is wrong RULES (micro too low, strings too high ...) so dsasre ... do well gaffe is not a gibson which allows more j'men care less!


That its okay to make a hard mtal or the TDCA in fact I think the spirit is asss Submitted SG (+ acute that his brief ACDC LP ...)
but my two pair corp marshall 'jcm 2000 and 1960 it is crunch cabinet ... the clean sound is good, it could almost make you think a gibson one could almost make crassouille blues! the distortion is asss aggrssive bottom and push it over the treble level (black apprcieronts fans!)


Owner of the skyscraper since 8 months I used the guitar for like 2 scne (scratches back in fact) and it does not measure up to my Gibson Explorer ... But aside from a young guitarist will probably be delighted to acqurir a beautiful object like the sound with more than burying a valid hits sour sub brands and low price, for one low price! ! it's nice then do yourself a favor and stop buying imitations strato!

The beginning and amateur apprciront, the scratch of possdant MODELS MODEL + pros will find this a fair bit ...
if tomorrow I had to redo the selection of this purchase?? not sure, I had qqs scne difficulties with her
and trs is not good ... but see on other dates, until you try before you buy you would make the best views!

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