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Here's the Vintage guitar you're not afraid to play every day! Epiphone's SG-shaped Vintage G-400 has the well-worn look and feel of a favorite guitar. It's Worn finish showcases the wood grain (similar to Gibson's popular Faded series). The Vintage Series' well-traveled look has another advantage when it comes to maintenance: The satin finish and 'aged' inlays on the fingerboard require less cosmetic care than guitars with a glossy finish and new-looking inlays. The G-400 has a one-piece neck with super satin finish, humbucker pickups, chrome hardware and tune-o-matic bridge.
Epiphone's passion has always been about more than just making guitars. It has been about making music. It has been about understanding what is inside every musican that makes them want to, have to, express themselves. And understanding the myriad musical styles, where they are going and how they might develop. For over one hundred and twenty-five years they have continually looked for new and better ways to help players take their music farther.
Epi Stathopoulo, their founder and namesake, was always on the forefront of music. He was the first instrument maker to embrace Jazz music and led the industry away from mandolin and banjo production and into making guitars. At the age of twenty-four Epi obtained his first of many patents that would change fretted instrument construction forever. The extension truss rod design, the first pick-up with individual pole pieces, and the Tonexpressor - the precursor to the modern day 'wah-wah' pedal - were all epiphone innovations. But perhaps the greatest contribution to guitar making came in 1941 while Les Paul was experimenting in the Epiphone factory. These experiments led to the Les Paul 'Log' and the first solid-body electric guitar.
Epi's vision of the future of music and guitar, as well as the importance of his work could be seen by, and in, those who chose to play an Epiphone. Musicians who themselves were visionaries. George Van Epps, Harry Volpe, Howard Roberts, Joe Pass and other Jazz players would make music history with an Epiphone guitar, as would Blues legend, John Lee Hooker. And the Beatles, who recorded Paperback Writer, Ticket to Ride, and the most recorded song ever written, Yesterday, with Epiphone guitars they purchased in 1964. It is an incredible legacy that continues today with Noel Gallagher, Lenny Kravitz and other artists who choose to make their music with an Epiphone
The same sprit of innovation that drove the Stathopoulos to start pushing the boundaries of guitar design over one hundred and twenty-five years ago is alive and well at Epiphone today. Styles of music will continue to evolve, new technologies will come and go and new players will continue to take music and guitar in new directions. But their passion for making music and their mission of providing musicians with a great instrument they can rely on to express themselves will always remain constant.
Technical InfoPickups: 57m humbucker, Hot-B humbucker
Scale: 24.75 in.
Nut Width: 1.68 in.
Neck Material: 1-piece mahogany
Body material: Mahogany
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 23 October 2013
I love this guitar. This is a high quality product with an extremely reasonable price. (br/)I am very pleased with my purchase.
Christopher | Purchase date: 08 August 2013
A great guitar for the money and it looks fantastic too. The guitar needed some setting up out of the box but this is not unusual for me. Once I was happy with the action etc I found it a good all rounder but probably better for rhythm than lead guitar. It sounds great through a decent amp and produces the SG sounds that I've always loved from Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Stereophonics and Soundgarden. Also the guitar has an orange toggle switch that looks silly and will be shortly replaced with a black one.
Mrs S Ellis | Purchase date: 29 June 2011
I bought this guitar for my partner and this is what he had to say about it..........................
Awesome guitar,Great price, well made and great to play.For only £200 i am very impressed. The sg sounds fantastic through my fender mustang amp. What more can i say if you are looking for an SG you may aswell save yourself a whole load of cash and go for this over the lower end gibsons.
Mr. David Martin | Purchase date: 26 January 2011
very good value for money, plays and sounds way beyond its price tag. Item ordered via on-line shop, simple and easy transaction very pleased with product and service
Andrew Beacock | Purchase date: 26 November 2008
This guitar is lovely. The satin worn finish is not done justice in the stock photos, check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/20483071@N00/sets/72157611006667263/ for some photos of my guitar. It has Grover tuners so it keeps in tune pretty well.
It's extremely well made, the humbuckers are good with no noticeable microphonic feedback and have that true classic rock tone.
With the tone all the way down on the neck pickup you have that classic Slash tone and with the tone all the way up on the bridge you have that classic AC/DC tone.
Save yourself around £70 and get this 'vintage' finish version instead, you won't be disappointed.
Now I just need a better amp...