G-400 review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.4 (623 votes)
Epiphone: G-400

Price paid: $ 299.99

Purchased from: guitar center monroeville

Sound — 9
The sound is pretty nice on this guitar. The toggle Switch and four knobs gives you a good rang of sound and tone. My amp is the Line 6: Spider III 15, which has lots of effects, and no matter what setting I turn it on or effects I change, it all sounds good!

Overall Impression — 9
This is a great guitar for metal and heavy metal, which is the type of music I play. It's pretty nice, especially for my first guitar. I havint had many problems with it, other then the dent factor, and I've owned it for four months now. When I was shopping for a guitar, I chose this one because of it's great features, and it's affordable price. Pretty much the only thing I would change if I could, would be the wood. I already have two dents in it. I'm hoping it lasts me a good while.

Reliability & Durability — 7
It is a pretty reliable and durable guitar, but I'm not so sure if I was to use it in a gig. If I'm gunna be walking around and headbanging, I wouldn't feel that safe because next thing I know, there's a huge dent in it or maybe even a chunk taken out of it.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
This was a nicely-made guitar. I'd say the only thing I found wrong with it, was that I was stuck with a cheeper wood, so it's real easy to dent. I have to be more careful when carrying it and pay closer attention to it when it's resting on something. The pick-ups were put in great, the tuning pegs aren't loose and work great, the four knobs work smoothly, the bridge is good, and nicely done neck.

Features — 10
This baby is alpine white, with a black pick-gaurd, double cut-aways, two humbuckers, 3-way toggle Switch, two volume and two toning knobs, 22 frets, and a rosewood fretboard. You have the option of getting a gig bag or a case with it. I went with the gig bag just because it was easier on my wallet.

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    That happened to me too, with the strap breaking free, only you ended up a little bit luckier than I did. It snapped the neck right off on mine... Now I have an ugly crack on the back of the neck. It still plays like a champ though.
    I just got the limited edition version today with EMG's!!!!! it sounds and feels AMAZING!!!!! plays like a dream
    My friend was using this guitar at band practice and it kept tuning itself, and the sound was to thick for what we were playing.