Epiphone Vintage G-400

Epiphone Vintage G-400

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

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Epiphone Vintage G-400 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Epiphone
  • Model: Vintage G-400
  • Series: SG
  • Category: SG-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/07/2006

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Epiphone Vintage G-400 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 9 reviews82 %
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MGR/Dave's review"Epiphone G 400 SG Vintage"

Epiphone Vintage G-400
Bought at Wrays Music House Lemoye,PA
Price $389

Awsome guitar. Mine is a 2003 model.The guitar has mahogany body and mohogany set neck.

This guitar plays beautifuly. The action was set up nicely at the music store.The finish I have is the washed cherry which is cool looking. The grain shows through the finish.The SG also comes with grover tuner which is a plus.
The sound is sweet on this guitar. The wood gives the tone a low end chunk,the set neck adds to the sustain. The pups are decent.I plan to get better pups for this guitar, but I'm in no hurry to cause these stock are better than most stock pups.

I've had my guitar for about 6 months and the pup seletor switch is already cutting out when switchen from bridge to the neck postion. The neck pup can get a bit muddy compaired to the bridge position.

The guitar is built solid. The fret work is done with quality, as well as the neck binding. The selector switch as I mentioned is not good. It is a shame that a guitar built so nicely that they would use a crappy switch. I knew when I bought the guitar that the switch was cheap and would need replaced at some point.

This is one bad ass Axe! It has a thick full body sound all its own. This guitar plays great,sounds great,go get yourself one today!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

gouna's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good guitar"

Epiphone Vintage G-400
Epiphone SG type, nothing else to say.
I use it regularly since 2008, I had to change once easel (wear the original).


The handle is, in my opinion, perfect.
Access to acute is perfect, nothing wrong (sg-type).
The guitar tends to nosedive, but it does not weigh so heavy here (nothing to do with an Epiphone Les Paul for example).
The tuning is pretty good, the pickup selector tends to spit over time, a simple removal and spray cleaner contact can be definitely quiet (in my case).


Playing rock 70, I think this guitar is fulfilling its role. Rendering microphone is quite dirty.
That said, this Epiphone offers good sound vacuum, I think the violin is good.
The neck pickup is warm enough, the pickup is worn in the medium, which is perfect for me.
I used it with a Marshall MG100DFX into overdrive 1 and a Marshall Class 5, made good on two amps.


For my game 70 rock, this Epiphone okay.

For the price I think it is not possible to find "better", it is not even possible to hesitate to take this guitar for this price!

SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Well, actually amazing considering the price"

Epiphone Vintage G-400
China I think mine is 2011. Standard fittings but grover mechanical, and toggle-knobs are not low-end, only the jack is to change (its thread dulls quickly).
22 frets very well finished / put, this is buying Epiphone pay compared to other brands only cheaper.
Set neck course, satin varnish everywhere look delicious. Attention, Gigi is very different in real life, she is gross with very little polish and smell the pores of the wood with her sister faded worn brown les paul is unique in the current production.
So do not expect a copy you would be disappointed.

The pickups are not static or feedback (waxed), and non-and split. I did the mod for micro grave but the result is well worth the effort to do so.

The magnets are type AlNiCo5, in fact everything on this guitar is a high relative costs.


Hard not to love a sg, light and handy, solid and practical, we need to know one thing: As rounded thigh just below the bridge is the first bin boxes are very far! If you are used to normal guitars (rg-lespaul, strat, tele) you will instinctively 2-3 boxes below, confusing.

Gigi on my sleeve as '60s tribute, so slim type, super nice and not overwhelming whatever the chosen game.
Ozégus access, look at the picture! It is well on top, but with the pitch shorter than ibanez / fender / prs / charvel company and it is rather tight past the 15th box.

Sg is a thin so it gives very often sound rather bright acid, which checks already dry here.


Firstly I should say that I installed these pickups in my les paul worn brown faded as I like their side smokey jazz and mellow sound and very flexible micro serious split. So I prefer to bursbucker pro that equipped the original Gigi, the Epiphone are not bad huh?

They are not aggressive, in fact, and rather well rondouillards rock'n'roll. In jazz it is clean if you will, not acidic at all.

As is the Epiphone does not deliver the aggressiveness / acidity expected of a sg, I put other mics more aggressive and punchy where it does it well.

Since this is a deliberate choice of epiphone and the original pickups are extra, I leave 10.


I love the craft, and the look is quite unique (ras-le-bol or black finishes like mat on the tea table ...), although roots.

The edge of the frets has not moved in almost two years, the woods were so dry manufacturing.

While I was there, changing the pickups I wired simplissime (a master volume basta) and sound is affected, this is not a scoop.

Brief for the 239 roros disbursed this is a great surprise, Epiphone has significantly improved its services recently.
So much so that there is no viable alternative at this price level, and if you can save just over 360 roros you American are Fort Gibson these days!

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

Epiphone Vintage G-400
Made in China, and it shows (for better or for worse)

Easel type Tune'O'Matic

Handles glued mahogany and rosewood with keys. The body is also mahogany.

There are 22 frets and two Alnico V humbucking coils

Level settings, we have four knobs (two volume and two tone controls for each microphone). Also a selector with three positions (trebble, rhythm and intermediate)


The handle is very nice, nothing to say, we are in the presence of a real highway riff. Just a little higher frets, which can be a bit annoying but you get accommodated quickly.

Ergonomics is another story .. there is a big imbalance when playing standing, due to the weight of the handle .. So be careful when you release the handle or you may be surprised. This has the advantage of shoulder muscles after a time ^ ^

Access to acute is incredibly easy, it is the presence of a SG.

The tone knobs are not very highly reactive against .. so you get a cool sound but not very popular in my


I play a bit of all styles, but mainly punk and blues .. after it's true that I'm not attached to a particular style .. so I find it quite versatile (can play pretty cool stuff once and then send the nag in the next moment)

With the switch in position trebble we get a well where aggressive treble doing well .. the sound is really incisive.
Rhythm mode, the sound is round and very hot, very very fat even with distortion.
An intermediary, the sound is quite warm and crunchy well.

I love the sound of this guitar, maybe just the bass that I find this a little too often for my taste.


I use it for about 5 months. I confess to not having tried many models before I fell for her look especially at the base (impulse buy, it does not control ^ ^)

I really like her look, vintage red and atypical.
on the other hand, ergonomics is not the best, and the quality of finish is not really appointment.

The price / quality ratio is good .. but I think if I had not bought on a whim I could find a similar product for the same price.

So I'm not sure again this choice with hindsight, but this guitar is still a nice toy.

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