#1
I've been thinking about buying an Epiphone SG instead of a Gibson because I can't afford the Gibson. Can anyone tell me if the Epiphone is worth it?
#4
i got the g-400 .. its good.. nice fretboard to play. in my opinion a bit too much bass in the sound but its good ..rest is the **** ;P
#5
g310 = i own one, mainly use it unplugged after i had it set up for my likings otherwise decent guitar nothing that great.

g400 = better bang for your buck also all mahogany body is a plus so i would take this over the g310
#6
The Gibson SG specials are nice. IDK how much more expensive they are, but I played one at GC and it was great. rather thave a standard though... :P
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The Gibson SG specials are nice. IDK how much more expensive they are, but I played one at GC and it was great. rather thave a standard though... :P

i think its around 650$ somewhere around there
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#11
Go for the G-400 or the Elitist '62 SG if you can find one. The Elitist will be just as good as a Gibson. If not better in some cases.

The G-400 is $300 for the faded version, $400 for the normal, and ~$500 for the Maestro version.

The Elitist SG runs about $580 if you can find them.
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#12
If you dont mind the diferent finish try the vintage g-400 instead of the standard one. Pretty much the same guitar with a diferent finish and 100 bucks cheaper.
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#13
^They're idenicle aside fromt the finish. And, to be honest, I like the worn brown the Vintage G-400 comes in.
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#14
I got a Vintage G-400 and I swapped the original pick-ups for gibson pick-ups. It's now a gibson with an epiphone headstock.


PS: I'm gonna sell this sucker soon and get a real SG soon though.
#15
There have been 2 I've seen, one around $400 and the other around $150, one was decent, the cheaper one was trash
#19
I recokn you should search around for the SG Deluxe. I got mine for $560 aus at a massive sale thing.
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#20
epiphones suck balls, i had an epiphone sg, and it was a peice of **** and would always get outta tune, DO NOT GET IT, trust me, its worth saving for a gibson sg
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epiphones suck balls, i had an epiphone sg, and it was a peice of **** and would always get outta tune, DO NOT GET IT, trust me, its worth saving for a gibson sg


wow your so specific mate. which sg was it?
#22
the g-400 is a solid guitar, gets me the tones i want for blues rock and even metal when its called for, its well worth what youll pay for it

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If you're in the UK then this is as good and much cheaper. I prefered it to the G-400.


ive got both and trust me the g-400 walks all over the vintage in build quality, playability and sound

on the other hand though vintage make some nice acoustics

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epiphones suck balls, i had an epiphone sg, and it was a peice of **** and would always get outta tune, DO NOT GET IT, trust me, its worth saving for a gibson sg


and you need to stop generalising

good luck with the guitars TS
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#23
I recently bought an Epi SG from Guitar Center. This one is labeled as a Custom Shop model made exclusively for Guitar Center. It has a nice low action somewhat wide neck, which I 'm accustomed to and the full pickguard as the on Gibson model. It plays well and has a great sound, although, I am considering changing to Seymour Duncan pickups. As far as it staying in tune, it has nice Grover tuning machines stock. Only minor tweaking every now and then. Incidentally, mine is labeled as a SG not a G-400/G-310. It has a mahogany body, mahogany set neck and rosewood fretboard and the original cherry finish. The price was $399, about $500 less than the lowest price Gibson. To me, it wasn't worth buying the Gibson above his one. One word of advice, play both, or several. Don't worry about the name. Decide if it plays well and sounds good to you. That's what is important.
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Quote by Stoned Hippie
epiphones suck balls, i had an epiphone sg, and it was a peice of **** and would always get outta tune, DO NOT GET IT, trust me, its worth saving for a gibson sg


On the other hand, I have one, and it almost never goes out of tune. in fact, it stays in tune better than the gibson models that people i know own. The finish on mine was also better than that of the gibsons in the shop where i bought mine. That said, in the same shop, crappy epiphones were for sale.

Epiphones are hit and miss when it comes to quality. But they are supposed to be "cheaper Gibsons", so what do you expect, when you pay less...
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#25
i was thinking what about the iommi>? that has gibson pickups and is modified. I need advice on this aswell
#26
not too familiar with this, but i think it has higher output pickups. other than that, i think the differences are mearly cosmetic:
The strap button has been moved to the top horn for easier playing (its not a problem where it normally is)
the pick guard is matt black
cross style inlays
etc
etc

Also, try this review:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/epiphone/sg_tony_iommi/index.html
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#27
It probly would be getting the gibson like stoned hippie said but if your straped for cash find a epi deluxe. Mine was hand made and has an all mahogany body/neck.
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#28
Just as a side quesition for this topic, how are the Faded SG's?
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#29
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Just as a side quesition for this topic, how are the Faded SG's?


like normal g-400 with a different paintjob. well thats my opinion anyway
#30
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If you're in the UK then this is as good and much cheaper. I prefered it to the G-400.


dude i nearly crapped my pants seeing something with those specs so cheap. are they really that good? is the hardware good like decent humbuckers and hopefully good tuners?
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#31
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dude i nearly crapped my pants seeing something with those specs so cheap. are they really that good? is the hardware good like decent humbuckers and hopefully good tuners?


in a word no, they aren't that good. ive had one for about 8 months now, i just dont play it, it doesn't match up to my others
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#32
^ aww man. o well
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#33
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in a word no, they aren't that good. ive had one for about 8 months now, i just dont play it, it doesn't match up to my others


what dont you like about it
#34
the feel of the guitar, when im playing it it just feels like im playing a lump of plastic rather than wood, the pickups are too muddy for my liking (although this is more of a personal preference) also the tuners on it aren't great and go out of tune frequently.
frankly it just feels cheap to me

taking it out and playing it again ive remembered why i put it away in the first place
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