Carved in a classic SG shape, the unique Epiphone Worn G-400 guitar is the result of a special finishing process that imparts a worn and seasoned appearance. For all intents and purposes, it looks like a vintage axe! The hardware and neck design, however, are totally contemporary and comfortable for the modern player. This distinctive G-400 is outfitted with two Alnico Classic humbucking pickups that channel a decidely retro and vintage tone.
Classic SG Materials and Proportions
The body of the Worn G-400 is solid mahogany, and its neck joint is set in a classic glued-in deep-set design that maximizes the surface contact between the body and neck. This, along with the traditional 17-degree SG neck tilt, impart the SG with its legendary responsiveness and sustain. The solid mahogany quarter-sawn one-piece neck is a 24.75-inch scale with a nut width of 1.68 inches, and carved in the classic SlimTaper "D" shape with a 12-inch radius -- historically the most popular SG neck cut. The rosewood fretboard is set with aged-looking trapezoidal inlays on 9 frets. The classic SG-style carved horn cutaways allow clear finger access through all 22 frets.
The hardware is nickel chrome finished throughout. Up top, you'll find a set of excellent Grover tuning machines with a 14:1 gear ratio. Below, your intonation is kept solid with a LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece.
Unique Pickups With Classic Tone
The two Alnico Classic humbuckers on the Worn G-400 set this guitar apart from other Epiphone releases. These pickups were specially designed to deliver a high-output tone that would convey a vintage sound with a bright and crisp response. The neck pickup is an Alnico Classic, while the bridge is an Alnico Classic Plus. Play the two pickups separately, or blend them with the G-400's classic three-way toggle and vintage-style skirted knobs.
- Worn satin finish
- SlimTaper "D" shape neck
- Alnico Classic humbucker pickup in neck position
- Alnico Classic Plus humbucker pickup in bridge position
- LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge
- Stopbar tailpiece
- Grover tuning machines
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- Pickups: 2-AlNiCo Classic Humbuckers
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Neck: Set
- Neck Material: 1-piece mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlay: Trapezoid
- Body material: Mahogany
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Worn Brown
- Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
- Worn Cherry
- Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Here's the vintage guitar you're not afraid to play every day. Epiphone's SG-shaped Worn G400 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 faded Series' well-traveled look has another advantage when it comes to maintenance: The satin finish and 'aged' inlays on the fingerboard add even more character to an already unique design. The G400 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 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 pickup 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, technologies will come and go, but true players will continue to take music and guitar in different 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.