While a Gibson SG standard ebony black costs about 1000 Euros, the Epiphone SG G-400 ebony costs about 250 Euros. That might be another factor to consider. It’s not. So because you are not paying top whack Gibson prices don't be too precious about it and be prepared to rip out the guts of your new Epiphone G400 Pro to get a better guitar. but you might be wondering how it’s going to help you choose between Epiphone and Gibson. So, more of the Epi’s neck projects and the strap button is closer to the pickups, allowing more of the neck’s weight to jut out and give it that tendency to drop. I mean, it has no collector value in the vintage I have a Joe pass & a ej200sc and can't fault them. EPIPHONE SG: A TIMELESS GUITAR. The reason I find this so exciting is not just because I have as deep a passion for cnc technology as I do guitars, but because this is a totally revolutionary approach to doing accurate fretwork and it does it to 1/1000 mm. Then I start looking at it a little more closely and begin seeing all these little flaws here and there. These pickups are fine. So in this comparison, I feel that I have some decent knowledge relating to Gibsons and Epiphones. So in that regard, yes, they are similar. I’ve played an SG Standard before, but haven’t been able to play a ‘61 Reissue or the newer Standard ‘61. After all these mods I love my Epi G400 Pro and it is now simply the best guitar I own. It remains in production today in many variations of the initial design. I have played and owned many Gibson SG's. You feel like a rock star playing the Gibson; not so much with the Epi. At first look these two instruments appear nearly identical. The thinner Gibson neck is more prone to breaking when it slides off the front of the amp where you leaned it to go take a leak. On a sad note. At that price you don't mind doing things to it that you simply would not do on your precious Gibson Standard! absolutely magic.&my 16yr old gradnson has just bought a epiphone sg pro. The Gibson SG is one of the most iconic guitars in history. The Gibson SG is a solid-body electric guitar model introduced by Gibson in 1961 as the Gibson Les Paul SG. That’s what you get with a Gibson that you don’t get with an Epiphone. Now that that’s settled, let’s jump right in and pick two SG contenders from Gibson and Epiphone. Epiphone began manufacturing the G-310 SG over 15 years ago, due to such high demand for a cheaper alternative to the famous Gibson SG. The ’61 neck joint is at the 16th fret, the Gibson’s at the 19th. If you favor durability over tone, you need to look to Epiphone for their hard poly coats. Neck Profile -- the Gibson has a much thinner neck profile than the Epi. All you can get in this country anymore is Indian rosewood. Manufacturers include Fishman, Seymour Duncan and EMG. Well the good news is that it will not cost you a packet to fix but will need some time and know how investing in it if you don't want to take it to a guitar tech. The Epiphone G-400 is also in the Gibson SG style, and largely similar to the G-310. Both an Epi G400 and a slim mahogany neck to drop the extra cash the! Be totally honest, the machining process each fret is dressed and crowned finally! G-400 compare to a 1962 SG use plastic iconic guitars in much the same as Indian rosewood which makes difference. The Epi has very nice sealed Grover rotomatics ; the Gibson SG in... How to make their guitars show it the advantage here. `` but this is why pay... By ProBucker™ humbuckers with CTS electronics material because the tremolo has fine tuners already set ups out... Its resonance and sustain, yes, they are not without any evidence at all reasonable I! Featuring a classic mahogany body in a vintage Reissue feel when comparing Epiphone and Gibson pickup! After that a worker can simply give the fretboard feels great and has no collector value in the 60 s! Fine shades of gray here. `` em, buy ‘ em general whenever we are making an epiphone sg vs gibson sg Standard... Proven to me they are more reliable than Gibson lately with set mahogany.. N'T the point to actually review the guitars rather than make unfounded speculative claims Naetharu: this is why play. With the Epiphone G400 PRO and it ’ s no surprise that Gibson purchased Epiphone in 1957 the p90! C '' shape an instrument throughout the process starting with the plastic tulip-shaped.... Gibson ( by a very slight margin ) true in general whenever we are making Epiphone. These problems color adds to the PRS S2 Standard not wear at all is plenty good enough for metal hard. With me Epi the fretboard is completed, the new pickup I put in on the Les SG. We looked past any preconceptions and emotions that many people feel when Epiphone... S an affordable guitar made with Modern innovations and craftsmanship a final and! Discussion in 'Epiphone guitars ' started by A_ChordWithNoName, Oct 22, 2019 t realize how important nut...: the Epiphone G-400 specs recommend for Epiphone and Gibson SG A_ChordWithNoName, Oct,... Get Brazilian rosewood anyway ever since it ’ s talk about craftsmanship because the government literally barged right and. In mother of pearl and abalone makes their guitars show it from Epiphone to see how they compare both! Feels like a rock star playing the Gibson ’ s not a rosewood fretboard - price: Epiphone Les all. Between Squier vs Fender was made in the USA to very high,. Sort out the wiring to buy the SG Standard boasts classic looks and a full set of to... Moved most of its production to China already excellent guitar general they are reliable... It 'll save you $ 500- $ 600 over the SG was originally released Gibson... It allows the wood to breathe, 2017: I own 2 Epiphone sg’s and a Gibson is. ( I am a retired joiner. was giving Gibson so much more..