#1
What's the difference between them? They both have the same pickups (Alnico Classic Humbuckers). The only thing I see different is that the G-400 is a little more expensive (at least where I live) and that the '66 reissue has a nicer pickguard


1966 SG:

G-400 SG:


*Also, what color do you think is the nicest: the cherry-red thingy, the classic black, or the shiny sliverburst?
#2
The '66 reissue is a G-400, and they cost the same on Musician's Friend
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/productDetail/productDetail.jsp?entProductId=512455
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-g-400-sg-electric-guitar

Looks like the pickguard is the only difference, and the '66 is available in silverburst.

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#3
I know that only the '66 is available in silverburst, but: What colour should I get ?


I CAN'T MAKE MY MIND
#4
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I know that only the '66 is available in silverburst, but: What colour should I get ?


I CAN'T MAKE MY MIND

i think in that situation it's probably better for you to just go to a shop and try out a bunch of epi SGs and buy whichever one of those SGs you liked best (not the model/colour, but the actual guitar), because the colour or the shape of the pickguard are hardly significant to the tone, the feel and the playability of the guitar to any noticable extent. if you can't make up your mind about cosmetic differences you're best off taking the substancial differences into consideration, of which there are not many between the models in general but you will find some differences between individual guitars.
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#5
It's the same damn guitar ffs, I simply can't decide which colour to buy it in...


EDIT: Same pickups, electronics, wood, everything
#6
Quote by azot
It's the same damn guitar ffs, I simply can't decide which colour to buy it in...


EDIT: Same pickups, electronics, wood, everything

well then, make up your own mind about the damn colour ffs, nobody here is going to decide for you...

perhaps if you can't understand how there's a difference and wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway it doesn't matter to you, but that's not a reason to be rude to people who are trying to help you.

sure, it's "the same guitar". but each one of that "same" guitar will still be different, for various reasons, the most obvious being that wood is an organic material so no two pieces of "the same" wood will be exactly the same - because that's kinda like saying all of a particular breed of dog are exactly the same because they are the same breed. i don't know why it is so hard for some people to grasp such a simple concept.
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#8
im may be wrong i think the neck on the '66 may be thiner
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#10
Heritage Cherry '66 with full pickguard it shall be then !

*idk why but all my friends hate the SG's shape, but I LOVE it!
#11
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im may be wrong i think the neck on the '66 may be thiner


I would think this, too.
#12
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I would think this, too.

im almost positive that it is
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#13
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im may be wrong i think the neck on the '66 may be thiner


I think you are wrong.....

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Both necks do have the "slim taper" profile.....

so why exactly should one be thinner than the other

#14
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I think you are wrong.....


dito




Both necks do have the "slim taper" profile.....

so why exactly should one be thinner than the other




Because the G-400 isn't based off a 1966 SG. As the 60's progressed, Gibson introduced a slimmer neck profile.
#15
Quote by r0ckth3d34n
Because the G-400 isn't based off a 1966 SG. As the 60's progressed, Gibson introduced a slimmer neck profile.



BTW Epi never was that historical correct...

one more try.....

both Epis have the 'slim-taper' neck
#16
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BTW Epi never was that historical correct...

one more try.....

both Epis have the 'slim-taper' neck

i think it's a fair assumption to make that the '66 has a thinner neck due to the history, but it is incorrect.

epiphone just make the bodies and necks for SGs in bulk (except maybe the 3-pickup model which requires different routing), and attach the hardware to whichever SG happens to reach that stage in the production line at that particular time, so there's no reason why the '66 reissue would have a thinner neck.

as for historical correctness, why don't you just take a look at the sunburst finish on epiphones '59 reissue les paul
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#17
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BTW Epi never was that historical correct...

one more try.....

both Epis have the 'slim-taper' neck

g400 does not have the slim neck i looked
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#18
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g400 does not have the slim neck i looked




I looked and found this......

Specifications: Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: SlimTaper(TM)
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut Width: 1.68"
Hardware: Chrome
Machine Heads: Grover 14:1 Ratio
Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic (TM) Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Plus (TM) Humbucker
Controls: 1-Neck Volume, 1-Neck Tone. 1Bridge Volume, 1-Bridge Tone
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch, Epiphone All-Metal
Bridge: LockTone(TM) Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone(TM) Stopbar
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime


http://www.epiphone.com/news.asp?NewsID=2023

#19
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I looked and found this......



http://www.epiphone.com/news.asp?NewsID=2023


huh? thats wierd
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#20
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g400 does not have the slim neck i looked

probably old specs that have not been updated where you looked.

my 2004 G400 doesn't have a slim taper neck either, but that's because it's an older model - specifications are subject to change without notice. that means they don't even have to tell the retailers if they've made a change, which is part of the reason you should never buy a guitar online based entirely on the specs sheet provided by the retailer you are buying from.
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#22
2 threads about the same thing?

the silverburst 66 RI.
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