Submitted January 10, 2021 by a customer from ptd.net
"This is one Gem of a guitar flawless fit and finish, great sound and plays so nice!"
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I always wanted a SG, but I wanted a really nicely appointed one like this G-400, even Gibson does not finish them this way I ever saw with maple top to create this look. But I wasnt gonna pay 2000 plus either, so its this or none.A couple Months ago I bought a Epiphone Sheraton Pro 2 that came shipped as perfect as this SG in every way, so I had no hesitation buying another Epiphone. I played professionally my whole life now retired at 62 but still doing studio work and production. My main guitar since 1977 has always been my Les Paul Custom, a very fine guitar, very refined all I ever used over my years of performing all kinds events over my life.When this SG came to my home I placed it next to the Gibson Les Paul. I tell you the finish on this SG is perfect, as good as the Paul. The SG neck is so easy to play and the sound with the split coil humbuckers are great. I did change strings to 09-46 Oil the fret board which was dry and lower the action to my liking which really made this neck faster. I watched a lot of video reviews on youtube comparing the sound from Gibson SG verse Epipiphone Pro series SG which pushed me to buy as well. I heard the arguments one verse the other brand, bottom line for me to get 2 Gibson styled Epiphones this nice sounding and refined for a fraction of one Gibson, I feel very happy. Not that Gibsons not worth it my 77 Paul worked for 40 plus years as still going strong, but I would have passed on Not buying any guitars verse being able to afford 2 I always wanted to own. Modern automation has changed how things are made. I could afford the Gibson, but at my age Im fine with a well made copy from a company thats owned by Gibson. ZZounds is the only place on the net offering this G 400 with the gold and maple top with the Pro hummers and better tuners in this red color. Exclusive offer. I did not rate manufacturer support high because I didnt have to call them.
This guitar sounds fine, The split pickups offer so many more tones I find them a great setup. The neck once setup, is very easy and fast. Changing to 9 -46 ga strings is what I use.
The wood and the maple veneer adds such a refined look over the Mahogany Body the way the 2 woods blend is really beautiful on the body. The red stain and clear shiny finish is perfectly flawlessly smooth no imperfections. The gold metal trim sets it all off. The tuners are 18-1 quality hold string nice in tune. The Split pickups are nice pickup.
Ease of Use
The guitar is very playable fast tapered neck not thick in any way. Great for younger players are people with a smaller grip.
Everything I can see and feel of this guitar is it is very well made and everything seems refined and Good QC is very noticeable.
To me the way its made and the product you get is a great value I would say its worth twice the price.
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