The Epi has very nice sealed Grover rotomatics; the Gibson has the traditional Kluson-style tuners with the plastic tulip-shaped buttons. Bottom line: play both and pick the one you like. Believe me it is worth it but just don't expect your Epi to play with factory set ups straight out of the box. Both guitars have the basic controls you’d expect in an SG: Three-way pickup selector switch, and a volume and tone control for each pickup. It’s always been that way. I’m gonna get technical shortly so just bear with me! *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. I have a Joe pass & a ej200sc and can't fault them. No runs, no drips, no errors, perfect intonation, and there’s a reason for that. I should say that I have played some Epi SG's that were pretty crappy, and some that were really nice. The Epi's poly will probably not wear at all. However, I know some players must stick to a certain budget, and I totally understand that. Since 2006, all USA Gibson guitars also come with a “plek” treatment, which essentially is a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine that does great fretwork very consistently. Epiphone uses Alnico classics, also with 2 volume and tone knobs. That might be another factor to consider. Home Forums > The Solid Guitar > Epiphone SG > g-400 vs gibson sg? When it comes to the fretboard, the only difference is that the Gibson uses rosewood while the Epiphone uses pau ferro. The Epiphone G400 is supposed to be a ’62 design, while the 2019 SG Standard ’61 Gibson is a reissued ’61 design. While the Alnico Classics are fine, I’d really rather see Epiphone’s ProBucker pickups in this guitar, even if it meant a bump in price. The mastery of craftsmanship, the feel, the high-end technology, everything about this guitar screams quality. The Epiphone SG™ Muse from the new Inspired by Gibson™ Collection features a classic SG profile with a mahogany body powered by high output Alnico Classic PRO™ humbuckers™ with coil-splitting and phase controls plus a treble bleed circuit to maintain clarity at lower volumes. The Epiphone SG is a perfect option for beginner guitarists. After, that a worker can simply give the fretboard a final polish, and it’s done! 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. Gibson is made in the USA and Epiphone is made in Asia.eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'guitaraffinity_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_8',104,'0','0'])); But when it comes to being made in USA compared Asia, there really is no contest. The SG debuted in 1961 to replace the Les Paul which had been temporarily discontinued because of low sales. Featuring a classic Mahogany body in a Vintage Cherry finish and powered by ProBucker™ humbuckers with CTS electronics. You will see differences when you pull the cover plates off. First, the guitar has a jig put on the headstock and bridge area, and is then inserted into the machine. So, which will you choose: the Epiphone G-400 PRO or Gibson SG Standard? The Epiphone G400 is supposed to be a ’62 design, while the 2019 SG Standard ’61 Gibson is a reissued ’61 design. The Limited Edition 1966 SG G-400 Pro is Epiphone’s updated reissue of Gibson’s venerable ’66 SG – the first model-year to carry the distinctive “batwing” pickguard. As with hardware, you can expect Gibson electronics to be higher quality on average across the board. That’s one way to build an awesome custom guitar without spending custom guitar money. As stated the price differences are unreal and the quality is not worthy of that price gap.also the playing and materials (i.e..woods.) No noticeable noise difference. You will have to wire up your next set of pickups to Gibson 50's humbucker wiring specifications to max the output. Gibson uses rosewood for the fingerboard, while Epiphone has switched to pau ferro. I imagine the Gibson's selector switch is more robust and will last longer (although I have no evidence to support this since both switches work fine so far). Is the Gibby worth an extra $950? The Best thing about the Epiphone G400 Pro is the price. i was looking at the 1966 Epi G400 and a Gibson SG Standard. i only play at home for a … Firstly with the Epi,unless you are really lucky, you will have to level the majority of the frets to stop it buzzing all over when you attempt to lower it's action to something more useful than the one they gave you in the factory:set high to disguise the un-levelled frets.
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