Epiphone Goth G-400
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Epiphone Goth G-400

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

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Audiofanzine FR 03/14/2009

Epiphone Goth G-400 : Audiofanzine FR's user review

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(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.

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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...

OVERALL OPINION

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.