They have a push-pull coil tap feature, which adds a little versatility. 6. I can sit down and play it. The mastery of craftsmanship, the feel, the high-end technology, everything about this guitar screams quality. While metal in the 70s was fine with them, today’s metal requires much more modern technology. Another is the shape of the headstock. The menacing horned double-cutaway of the SG body is famous around the world. After the scan of the fretboard is completed, the machining process begins, all while still under the simulated string tension. I should say that I have played some Epi SG's that were pretty crappy, and some that were really nice. You will see differences when you pull the cover plates off. So which SG would you go for? it’s a fine piece of American history. The SG is a legend, and well worth the asking price. *Check out the full specs of the Gibson SG here. But this is why they play so great right out of the box. I have played and owned many Gibson SG's. If you favor durability over tone, you need to look to Epiphone for their hard poly coats.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'guitaraffinity_com-box-4','ezslot_1',106,'0','0'])); General attention to detail is always better from Gibson as well. They are hot enough for metal and hard rock, but versatile enough for jazz and blues. Epiphone G-400 Pro SG - Cherry Reviews Reviews | Sweetwater comfort and playability when buying an electric guitar, full specs of the Epiphone G-400 Pro here. It’s pretty rough. 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way, push-pull coil tap. While the G-400 certainly will never be on-par with the SG, it is a quality instrument that just might be a better choice for some players, and one of the best electric guitars under $500. It is essential that the guitar be machined under tension like this because only then can the machine take an accurate scan of the fretboard under playing conditions. DID I SAY HE'S BOUGHT.! The Les Paul SG was born in 1961, but Les Paul himself was none too happy with this decision, and asked to have his name removed from the redesigned instrument. —BUY AN SG RIGHT HERE— ! This Epi, however, is notable for more than a simple cosmetic consideration. It’s really quite amazing! Gibson is one of the finest guitar companies in the world, and Epiphone specializes in affordable guitars for beginners and intermediate players. Let's check it out with Max Carton Guitar! Both styles are perfectly adequate although the Epi's Grovers are smoother and more precise. The classic pro is alnico v while the probucker is alnico ii, A noticeable difference in quality from the regular alnico classics. Construction will certainly be, on average, higher-quality when it comes to Gibson instruments. The build quality of Epiphone guitars have gotten as good as it gets. I pick up a Gibson SG on the other hand, and immediately I’m like, “yeah” just by the general heft and solid feel as I take note of the impeccably manicured and bound fretboard. All of that information can bail you out if you find yourself on Jeopardy! It is a classic, just like the Gibson SG itself. The Gibson SG Standard features a Gibson 490R/490T pickup set. Bottom line: play both and pick the one you like. Hands down, the Gibson wins. 2. They can be a little more expensive, but it’s well worth the premium. It doesn’t exactly ooze with passion and pride of craftsmanship. Or if you still can’t decide, take a sidebar and check out the double neck SGs from Epiphone and Gibson. 4. which he has always wanted. Of course, you want to consider how easy these hardware options are to maintain. Comes with original box it was shipped with and tuners have been upgraded to GOTOH locking tuners.

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Yeah, it’s the best kept secret in the guitar building industry and I’m blowing the lid right off. On eBay they go for around 25K or more. Sg is my favorite Gibson. Guitar Affinity's Top 5 Guitars of the Month: Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You can find endless discussions about whether one approach is "superior" to the other. The thinner Gibson neck is more prone to breaking when it slides off the front of the amp where you leaned it to go take a leak. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. The G-400 is very neck heavy I assume because the neck is thicker and it doesn't go as far into the body as the ones on the special and G-310. Unfortunately, while it is worth every dime, the SG comes with a price tag that’s a little too steep for some players. Fretboard -- someone on here made a comment to the effect that they felt the Epi needed a bunch of fretwork (leveling, polishing, whatever). In fact you could not even classify it as an instrument. Cachet -- Isn't this the real difference? No way around that I guess. Channeling the same legendary instruments used by the likes of Jimmy Page and Angus Young, the Epiphone G-400 Pro SG gets you a solid mahogany body and pair of The Epiphone G-400 Pro SG Electric Guitar gets you legendary sound in an affordable package. There are tons of guitars that can satisfy your needs, whether you want something more professional, geared towards metal, or whatever else you may need. Later! Here are the significant differences: 1. Mostly because of the players that played it. You feel like a rock star playing the Gibson; not so much with the Epi. You really want to look for comfort and playability when buying an electric guitar, and Gibson nails it. The Best thing about the Epiphone G400 Pro is the price. While, admittedly, things get a little murky when trying to figure which woods guitars companies decide to use on which guitars, I think it is safe to assume the woods used in the Gibson version are of higher quality than the G-400 version. But here you get push/pull functionality to split the coils with your volume knobs which is pretty useful. I also think it’s important to avoid the notion that Epiphones are low-budget knock-offs. Both the Airwave and the Bayonet have a unique sound that’s meant to pay homage to the glory days of classic rock. I have a Joe pass & a ej200sc and can't fault them. Yes, the finish actually does impact the tone of an instrument. It’s always been that way. The value that you get for your money is tough to beat. OK another couple of differences I have noticed: 1. This is not necessarily good or bad, just different. As with hardware, you can expect Gibson electronics to be higher quality on average across the board. hey there everyone... i now own a Faded Epi G400 and love it. I have more than a few friends with Epiphone’s that play really nice and, believe me, they do not come out of the box that way. Read up and Pay attention. I have a Epiphone G400 1966 edition and its awesome has a great sound and feel the pickups have a good clean tone and have nice crunch/muddy tone when you put a amp in overdrive all and all its a great guitar for $400. The choice is yours, and either will get you a phenomenal guitar. The Epiphone G-400 is equipped with Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers. The scarf joint construction tends to be more resistant to breakage as the grain, which runs straight down the neck, will end up running across the headstock on the Gibson as it angles back, making it more prone to splitting. These are good pickups, especially in this price range. Really there is no comparison and I can't wait to ditch and replace the bridge pup. Maybe somebody sanded through the finish or there may be a slight crack or imperfection in the wood that was obviously patched or filled, a buzzy fret now and again, and so forth.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'guitaraffinity_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_5',108,'0','0'])); The price point is the only thing that really justifies the lack of craftsmanship. Joined: Jan 9, 2005 Messages: 15 Likes Received: 0 Location: merritt island,fl. The Epi has very nice sealed Grover rotomatics; the Gibson has the traditional Kluson-style tuners with the plastic tulip-shaped buttons. But here you get push/pull functionality to split the coils with your volume knobs which is pretty useful. Guitar Gopher (author) on April 10, 2017: @Naetharu: This is hardly an "unfounded, speculative claim". If you’re a metalhead, you definitely won’t want to use these guitars. One notable difference is the shape and size of the pickguard. However, I know some players must stick to a certain budget, and I totally understand that. The Ibanez RG 1070 PBZ is one of the best metal guitars out there. I think that would be a big improvement to an already excellent guitar. Anyway, my favorite is the Gibson SG Les Paul Custom made in the early 1960s, about 6,000 of which were produced. Friend has one that feels like a Louisville slugger. The Gibson costs $739, the Epiphone $359. I sold my Gibson SG because of it's fat neck, they did that with the early 'faded' models. Some say this makes a difference in the "resonance" of the wood. My opinion don't mean nothing but we all know its true Lol. Pickups -- different pickups yield different sounds. Typically Gibson uses more select grades. Both of these guitars use plastic inlays. Which one would you recommend? This doesn’t mean the Epiphone G-400 isn’t a quality instrument. They’re made in the USA to very high standards, and their guitars show it. From beginning to end there are quality control checks all throughout the construction process starting with the wood. While the specs read like they are essentially the same basic guitar when it comes to tonewoods, this isn’t something you should take for granted. The point is the SG has a long lineage behind it, and in many ways the G-400 is a continuation of the magic Gibson created when it launched the original Les Paul SG. The pickup's are a major factor. The SG Story: When the SG, or "Solid Guitar," was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul Standard, it was called the "fretless wonder" for its low frets and fast action. When you’re dealing with this level of craftsmanship, details like the type of wood and pickups used are almost an afterthought. After all these mods I love my Epi G400 Pro and it is now simply the best guitar I own. At that price you don't mind doing things to it that you simply would not do on your precious Gibson Standard! My choice is the Alnico II magnets. Home Forums > The Solid Guitar > Epiphone SG > g-400 vs gibson sg? That’s the compromise you make for better tone. Nitrocellulose lacquer is chosen specifically because it allows the wood to breathe. Hi guys, Ive been playing guitar for quite a while. Get better pickups there are loads available some at reasonable prices. JMon, May 26, 2017 #1. dub-setter, Biddlin, Bettyboo and 5 … The Epi's poly will probably not wear at all. Both guitars feature mahogany bodies with set mahogany necks. Get the best price on Epiphone SG at Guitar Center. "Construction will certainly be, on average, higher-quality when it comes to Gibson instruments. Epiphone is owned by Gibson, and makes some of the best budget alternatives to Gibson guitars. It has high output pickups, and one of the most playable necks on the market. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and Angus Young of AC/DC use this axe, showing it’s quality of design. Differences in hardware usually come from manufacturing cost rather than quality. The machine actually applies tension to the neck as if it had 9s, 10s, or whatever gauge strings on it. Score one for Gibson (by a very slight margin) Gibson – Burstbuckers, 2 volume, 2 tone. EPIPHONE SG: A TIMELESS GUITAR. So, I'm considering the Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400 and replacing the pickups with Burstbucker Pro's. The SG Special returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. Did you know that there are entire manufacturing plants that deal solely in mother of pearl and abalone? After, that a worker can simply give the fretboard a final polish, and it’s done! It's sold near 800€ here, for that price you can have a studio SG ( Gibson ) or a used Gibson SG standard. Here you've just assumed it without any evidence at all. No idea what the "resale value" of my Epi will be in 25 yrs. Try out some of these guitars that are similar to the G400 and the SG. If you aren’t that into either of these guitars, you’ll need to shop around a bit more. But honestly, these pickups are fine. All in all they sound cheap and lack definition and sustain and if you played the Epi without these mods with the strings catching the frets you will soon realise that your guitar has no sustain at all because of these factors. Hello, I discovered something strange: According to the photos on Epiphone's own site and also on various retailer's sites, the Epiphone SG Vintage G-400 worn cherry seems to have neck binding, unlike all other (non-Ltd. or signature) Epi SG models, including the more expensive G-400 Pro, and even the same model (Epiphone SG Vintage G-400) in worn brown. Neck construction -- the Gibson's neck is shaped from a single piece of Mahogany, while the Epiphone's uses a scarf joint to join the headstock to the neck, and another joint to fill out the heel at the other end where it joins the body. But you have to ask yourself if the difference in price is worth it. The Epiphone SG Custom from the new Inspired by Gibson Collection recreates the legendary 1960s era SG with “LP-Custom” style binding that became a hard rock and heavy metal classic. The Epiphone G400 is supposed to be a ’62 design, while the 2019 SG Standard ’61 Gibson is a reissued ’61 design. This may or may not have implications for tone and tuning stability. What does all this mean to you? That’s what you get with a Gibson that you don’t get with an Epiphone. Whether you’re interested in playing rock, blues, grunge or indie, this is a great chance to pick up an iconic model at a super price. Also, the Gibson's headstock angle is steeper than the Epiphone's (17 degrees as opposed to 14 on the Epi I believe). The nitrocellulose finish Gibson uses is better in that it sounds better and ages melower. There are two vital places where string energy is transferred to the guitar, one at the bridge and the other at the nut, and bone is an excellent material for nuts. *Check out the full specs of the Epiphone G-400 Pro hereeval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'guitaraffinity_com-banner-1','ezslot_4',107,'0','0'])); Epiphones are really the dark horse in the room. Not much different in the design or construction wise. Do you want a great guitar for a great price, or do you shell out 4 times as much for one of the greatest guitars you’ve ever laid your hands on? And has a unique town that resonates like no other on full bends I’m not that proud of Gibson Qc though. However, Epiphone has made many improvements in recent years, and the gap isn’t as wide as it once was. What it does mean is you have to ask yourself if the difference in quality is worth the difference in price. My budget is somewhat limited presently. Is the Gibby worth an extra $950? Next you will have to rip out the poor quality pickups and sort out the wiring. I’m gonna get technical shortly so just bear with me! Of course Gibson has the edge here.". Most Epiphone SG are eligible for free shipping. Are you one of those players? The Epiphone SG is a perfect option for beginner guitarists. Both guitars come with wax potted pickups and I wouldn’t expect any issues with either. Both guitars are really underrated. I think you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference if you could do a true A-B comparison. They’re made in the USA to very high standards, and their guitars show it. I think this is true in general whenever we are making an Epiphone vs Gibson comparison. OK, I actually own both an Epi G400 and a Gibson SG (faded brown). As always, I invite you to do your own research and draw your own conclusions. The Strat's been too overrated I guess. For that year they had slide switches instead of a toggle, the only time Gibson has done that, I think. Stainless steel will last much longer than brass, and will be easier to clean. It’s always been that way. This edition of the prized 1962 Gibson SG boasts the power and merciless sustain you expect to shake you all night long. The Epiphone SG Standard ’61 from the new Inspired by Gibson Collection recreates the rare 1961 Gibson SG, from its first year of production. Gibson Vs Epiphone The Epiphone G400 is supposed to be a ’62 design, while the 2019 SG Standard ’61 Gibson is a reissued ’61 design. The Epiphone Prophecy Collection features iconic "Inspired by Gibson™" body shapes with a modern twist for players seeking to break tradition and set new standards. These pickups, but it ’ s what you get for your needs and budget which would... 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