Does anyone like to own an SG model guitar without busting your bank? Here you are! In this review, we’ll be looking at an Epiphone G-400 Pro Ebony SG style electric guitar. I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for SGs. I had the chance to play some Epiphone SGs and from the first moment I played one, I just loved it. It is a very very comfortable guitar for me. It is not heavy and thick so controlling your instrument is very easy. Also since it has a very unique body style and double cut design, it’s very comfortable to reach higher frets both while standing up or sat down. The only problem is that it tends to be a bit unbalanced (not with every single SGs of course!) so the headstock side feels heavier. But overall, if you have never tried an SG, please do!
Before we have a look at the specs, let’s hear the guitar in action. Note that, this was the first video that we used a better camera lens and better light in our studio. And also, the focus was spot on so the guitar looked so beautiful and separated from the background in the video. Here you are;
Epiphone G-400 Pro carries every single property of an original Gibson SG. It also features some modern specs such as coil splitting. Let’s have a look at the specs.
|Construction||Set Neck (Glued In)|
|Neck||Mahogany, 1960’s Slim Taper D Profile|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood or Pau Ferro*|
|Pickups||Epiphone Alnico Classic Pro 4 Wire|
|Controls||3-way Pickup Selector, Separate Tone and Volume Pots + Push/Pull Coil Tapping|
|Frets||22, Medium Jumbo|
|Tuners||Wilkinson Vintage Classics 18:1|
As you can see from the specs above, this guitar is built to last and the materials and components used are top notch! For this price, I don’t think you’ll be able to find a better SG option. When we tested the guitar, there was nothing we could find in terms of a small to a mid-level problem. Everything was perfect with the guitar!
Also, please see the beginning of the above video and hear how many different sounds you can get by combining separate splits. It is very smart to implement separate coil splitting because you can have your neck pickup split and combine it with your full bridge pickup as well as your middle positions. It has many usable sounds built-in and pots, wiring and quality of components will never fail you during your performance.
As for the fretboard, the one I played had definitely a rosewood fingerboard. But this has probably been changed to a Pau Ferro board due to CITES regulations. You might have a rosewood board version or a pau ferro board version depending on which stock you are buying from.
I would definitely recommend this guitar as your budget SG model! I hope it’s been a helpful, open review for you. See you in the next review!