So I think I am gonna be investing into an epiphone g-400. Before I do, does anyone recommend any different guitar as a superior one for the same price? Also, I want to upgrade the pickups for the epi if I do get it. I was looking into the Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invader pickups. When reading a review a guy said it sounds ****ty with mahogany, is this true? Thanks in advance!
The G-400 is a decent guitar.

The Invaders sound ****ty with anything. They're just crap pickups. If you tell us your amp and musical styles, we could help recommend pickups etc.
The Laney Thread are big and clever. No exceptions.
G400's are great. I would actually buy one right now if I weren't saving for a Marshall and/or a Gibson.

For pickups I suggest a SD Custom (SH-5) and an SD '59 in the neck