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. Itâs 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. 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