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The Epiphone G-400 Electric Guitar is a Gibson-authorized version of their great '62 SG with solid mahogany body and slim-tapered set mahogany neck. Separate volume and tone controls for each of the high-output Alnico V humbuckers give you complete control of your sound. The deep double-cutaway lets you reach all 22 frets with ease. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece adds more sustain and makes string changing a breeze.

The G-400 (or sometimes G400) is an Epiphone solid body electric guitar model produced as a more modestly priced version of the famous Gibson SG. Currently Epiphone is a subsidiary of Gibson and manufactures the G-400 and other budget models at a lower cost in Asia. Visually and ergonomically, it is almost identical to a 1962 SG.

The design of the G-400 follows that of the Gibson SG. Features include: pointed "devil's horns" cutaways, smaller pickguard (as opposed to the larger, later style), trapezoidal fingerboard inlays (late 80s and early 90s models had dot inlays), dual humbucker pickups, and bevelled body (mahogany). The biggest visual differences from the Gibson SG are the Epiphone headstock and wood-bound neck. The standard G-400 is available in two finishes: ebony and cherry. The Faded G-400 comes in worn brown and worn cherry. In addition, new models now have Grover-brand machine heads.

It is available in many models, including G-400, Deluxe, Deluxe Flametop, Custom, Vintage, '66 Limited edition, SG Special, Tony Iommi Signature, Gothic and an Alpine White EMG pickup Limited edition which is very rare.

The Japanese-made Elitist G-400 has a slightly different shaped headstock than most Epiphone models.

G-400 SG