#1
I am interested in buying an SG type guitar this summer. I play classic rock/blues/blues rock/classic metal and am not sure which one to buy. I have an Epi Les Paul Standard- it is a great guitar and I'm very happy with it, which is why I'm considering getting the Epi G-400. Would it be better to save up for a Gibson Faded SG? I've been a player for 8 years. Thanks in advance
#2
I have never tried the faded special series, but I do have a g-400 and I love it!it sounds good through a good amp. over all I think that its one of the best guitars for the price...
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#3
ergh thats a really good question, ur going to get a mix answer for this one. personally i think you're better off going to a store
test both of them out though a good amp. and thn determine which one you like best
#4
Umm, that is a good question. Ive played my friends Epi G-400. it seems to be a good solid guitar. But if you have been playing for 8 years i would probably save up and get the gibson. It really is up to u. The best way to know which one you want is to go and play them. Good Luck
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#5
maybe try to find a used gibson sg standard..
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#6
I'd look out for an used Elitist and save a bit, or maybe find a good Japanese copy.

Between those two, it's really a 50/50 shot of getting a good guitar. Both guitars have had quality control issues however I have played both the Faded SG and G-400. Both of which were really nice great playing guitars so I suggest just trying em and picking the one that feels the best.
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#8
thanks for the replies, guys. I just really don't know what to do, I'm trying to get my first job in the summertime and thought I should buy a very nice guitar as my main ax before school starts.

When trying out the Les Paul, I also tried the G-400 and almost bought that instead. I went with the Paul because Slash, Jimmy Page, and Noel Gallagher are my biggest influences.

I guess i shoudl try 'em out. It'll probably come down to how cheap I really am
#9
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thanks for the replies, guys. I just really don't know what to do, I'm trying to get my first job in the summertime and thought I should buy a very nice guitar as my main ax before school starts.

When trying out the Les Paul, I also tried the G-400 and almost bought that instead. I went with the Paul because Slash, Jimmy Page, and Noel Gallagher are my biggest influences.

I guess i shoudl try 'em out. It'll probably come down to how cheap I really am

Just get the one that plays best. I like to think that instead of you finding the guitar, it works the other way around.

Still i'd look into saving up and getting a good Japanese copy of a Gibson if not a Gibson itself. In the future it'll definitely be worth it.
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#11
Sg standard

or maybe a g-400 is you are impatient.
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#12
G-400 and using the left over money to upgrade > the low-end Gibsons. Get the Epi, get new pickups, maybe have the nut changed, you're good to go.
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#13
i use to own a Gibson SG Standard, theyre not 4.77 times as good as the G-400
#14
good things come to those who wait --- yeah i dont know what significance that has either.lol.

I suppose it means that you are better saving for the Gibson. Lol
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#15
I think you get a better bang for you buck with the g400. Your just paying for the gibson logo with the faded series imo opinion
#16
test both, but personally, i like the faded better. its really just a matter of opinion with this one.
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#17
I have a Gibson faded SG special. Damn sweet. I haven't had my hands on the g400 but I've heard lots of good stuff about them.
#18
no competition
sg faded.
though if you can't be arsed saving up for one
then a g400 is a bitching guitar in nearly every aspect
#19
haha it looks like its mixed. so just try them both out.

here are some things to help you out.

SG faded special (from what I hear)

has bad fret jobs many times
has no real finish (like gloss)
has no binding
set neck
dot inlays
says "Gibson" on the head stock
and from what I hear its neck heavy

G-400 (from my experience with it)

has pretty good fret job (atleast mine, sometimes you find bad ones)
has some sort of glossy finish (not sure what it is)
also no binding
also set neck
trapazoid inlays
says "Epiphone" on the headstock
and is also neck heavy

also I hear that Gibsons have bad quality for their cheaper guitars....

so the only real advantage to the gibson is the name, well also the electronics..
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