1966 G400 Help

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  1. ChaseB

    ChaseB Well-Known Member

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    I’m a recent Epiphone G400 convert! I recently purchased a Gold G400 with the small guard (similar to the 61 specs). Absolutely fell in love with it the moment I played it. First thing I noticed was how nice the fretwork was, and how well the neck plays with absolutely no buzzing anywhere. The tone of the Pro Buckers blew me away, sound absolutely killer into my little combo amps. So now I’m looking for another Epi, but specifically one with the Torrefied composite fretboard. I’m probably in the minority here, but honestly I‘m not a fan of light colored rosewood or pau ferro fretboards. The composite board on my gold G400 looks very nice and it feels great! I’m looking for a 66 model with the big batwing guard and neck binding with the composite fretboard. Preferably in black. I’m thinking they only used the composite in 2016 or 2017. Any help would be appreciated!

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    Man that’s a good looking gold sg. Deeper carves and bevels than most Epiphones!!
     
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    right, but the pics in the listing are dark!
     
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    they’re really getting closer to those vintage specs!
     
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    The ebony with the dark fretboard is killer!

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    I looked them up on Sweetwater's site. You can see idividual guitars and between the twelve they show, weights vary from 6lbs 3oz to 7lbs 6oz ! That's a wide range !
     
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    yes! I usually go for lightest.. my gold one weighs in at 6lbs 8oz.
     
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    Color, binding, very nice piece!! You already have a very good guitar.

    That 66 Epi guitar in the link you gave can be Pau Ferro too. A painted one. Sometimes companies are doing that. They are painting PF boards to darker colors. Maybe they are thinking costumers prefer dark fretboards and it is an easier way to sell guitars with PF FBs. Not a false point of view. Old habits die hard in the guitar world too.
     
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