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My brother is getting into playing, and he has a cheap $120 guitar that breaks on him every other week. He is left handed, and most shops dont have that much of a selection. So my family is gonna help him out by getting him a new guitar. Im looking for something that will last him a while, and that has a good tone and playability right out of the box. He plays a lot of hard rock and some metal stuff, which hes getting into. I was thinking of maybe a left handed Epiphone G-400, as its all mahogany, has Alnico V pickups, which I can swap out for him at a later time if he wants, and I know that the G-400 series has a good rep. What Im wondering about though is the quality of the electronics, because thats what is mainly wrong with his current guitar. If anyone has this, or has any other suggestions under $400, let me know. Thanks!
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Get him a right handed guitar and restring it... that'd badass

i agree. try getting a right handed guitar and modify it. just reverse the nut.
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Get him a right handed guitar and restring it... that'd badass


Hard to play though.
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#7
G-400 sounds good, I don't see any problems with the electronics coming your way. Though I don't know anybody who owns that guitar, I know some who have even cheaper Epis and don't ever have problems with the electronics. You might want to have it properly set up though, Epi's often don't play well right out of the box.

Other suggestions:
Ibanez RG321 - I think I don't need to say anything about this guitar, it has quite a reputation on these boards.
Yamaha Pacifica 412V - seriously underrated guitar. It looks somewhat like a strat, with HSS configuration and a decent tremolo. Build quality is very good and don't be fooled by the pickups; they are not any name brand pus, but are made by Yamaha and sound great for the price.
#8
also check out agiles. for $400 you'll do really well.
http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar-ss6.html


epis are fine. and the g-400 is the lowest model to consider from them.

the only usual suspect will be a shoddy pickup switch.
so dont use it as a kill switch.
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schecter omen or damien should suit him well
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#10
For the love of God, don't just reverse a nut. Nuts face one direction for a reason, reversing it would just cause permanent string buzz.
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For the love of God, don't just reverse a nut. Nuts face one direction for a reason, reversing it would just cause permanent string buzz.

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just buy a left handed SG. They sell them on MF.
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