Epiphone … 140 years old this year. That’s older than Gibson! That’s pretty cool. So are many of their guitars (including the one I own of course). One I don’t own though is the G-400 Pro—an awesome looking guitar in the style of the classic SG.
The SG is one of those guitars that you recognise straight away. It’s so iconic that you often associate it with someone great (Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend for example). It was even the guitar shape chosen for many of the initial Guitar Hero systems! It’s also the guitar shape I’m featuring this week. Featuring with what I consider to be the extra Epiphone touches.
I’ve often admired a good Epiphone tribute style guitar. The G-400 Pro for example starts by covering the basics of the SG. There’s the classic shape, the rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays, the twin humbuckers (with individual volume and tone controls) plus the option to choose from black or red. Classic! What Epiphone adds to the equation though is this:
- Alnico Classic Pro 4-wire pickups
- Coil tapping with push/pull controls
- Locktone bridge and tailpiece
- Wilkinson machine heads
It’s a beautiful guitar with some outstanding additions. If When I get an SG. I sure hope it’s this one.
Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.