Epi SG 400 Pro vs. 1966 400 Pro

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  1. uhsteven

    uhsteven Member

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    Which one is better? Ha ha. (opening can of worms)
     
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    The 1966 limited sg g400 pro is what ur asking about?

    I owned one, only difference I found was the pick guard shape.
     
  3. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    Have one, played both.

    Which pickguard do you like more? Decide that and you've got your answer. :rofl:
     
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    I got the 66 only because I liked the big pick guard better. I saw no other difference.
     
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    The only differences are the colours as the g400 pro only comes in worn, black and cherry but the 66 has other colours
     
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    Get one WITH a big PG and one with a small one then your covered lol
     

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    I had no idea that they were the same guitar. Thanks for the info guys.
     
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    1966 - big pickguard in Pelham Blue or silver or white or... oooooo, sexy; you right-handed freaks don't know how lucky you are!

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    & there's more:

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    As stated above, they are all good. I just like the batwing and pelham blue/silver/white options.
     
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    I have it on good authority that the Pelham Blue ones are invariably owned by people of exceptional character and attractiveness.
     
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    sweeet....!!!
     
  11. NitroSG

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    Are the necks the same taper/style?
     
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    That is what I thought. Yes.
     
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    They are both better....than a Les Paul

    :naughty:
     
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  15. SatansGwitar

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    There are two major differences and several minor ones.
    major:
    -the tuners for the g400 pro are Grover brand vs '66's vintage Keystone tuners
    -the large batwing pickguard vs smaller standard one

    minor:
    -slight weigh difference ('66 weighs a little less)
    -the bottom cutaway has no bevel behind it (this applies to Gibson and Epiphone, view pic)
    -varied finishes/polish on neck and body (Epi's vary on binding but Gibson standards which have white neck binding vs its reissued '60s models always have cream/aged neck binding)

    everything else is hardware within/out
     

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    Well well ... I'll go to bed les dumb again tonight ! :naughty:

    Why would the '66 be lighter ? Has it got a pool routing under that big guard ?
     
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    Hey I'm no guitar tech, I'm only going by what I've observed via store or online and those guitars in my own possession. I own three Epi SG's and my standard g400 weighs a bit more than my '66 reissue, just saying...my word ain't gospel.
     
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    Ah ... I thought is was a scientific proven fact :rofl:

    Every guitar has it's own wood density, so I wouldn't think there's a specific weight for a variation of the same model.

    You have those weight noted, so we can compare ?
     
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    My TV Silver special edition '66 Pro came with Grovers.
     

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