Just got a G-400 Pro

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by Echo79, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Echo79

    Echo79 New Member

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    Just got a G-400 Pro, my first SG style guitar. Wasn't even looking for one, I just picked it up and it played so good I couldn't let it go. Got it used for $289, mint condition. Lovin' it.
     
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    Nice. Good choice! Once infected with the SG-virus, you probably won't look back.
    Welcome to the forum!
    But you know.. we need to see photos of your new SG. Otherwise we won't believe you ;)
     
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  3. Echo79

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    Sure, once my wife gets home. She has the much nicer camera.

    The fretwork is awesome on it. It has a ton of natural resonance unplugged. Really surprised me.

    It's not muddy either. Lots of clarity. I always thought SGs were muddy guitars. Wrong.
     
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    Congrats and welcome to the the zoo. SGs are a bit addictive, I'm afraid.
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    Pics or it didn't happen, indeed!
     
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    It has medium low action with absolutely zero buzzing. I can't believe how clear and resonant it is. I can feel every note vibrating throughout my left hand. It's the only guitar I've ever played like this.
     
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    Of course ... it's a SG ! Better tell your other guitars that they might be sitting on the back seat for a while.

    Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.
     
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    Yep, they're great guitars. Welcome to the forum and the '66 Pro club.
     
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  8. Echo79

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    I wonder why it rings out so strong and clear. It makes my Telecaster seem dead as doornail in comparison. I noticed the finish on it is much thinner. It makes my tele feel like it's wrapped in plastic. This is the first set-neck (and non-Fender) guitar I've had. Maybe those 2 things combined are the reason why?
     
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    Oh my, that's a nice one.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG... now you are getting to know some things that all of us SG players
    are very familiar with. *grins

    Kernel says: Now where in the world would you ever get an idea like that? It's good that you
    are finding out first hand, about what excellent guitars SGs are. Mine sustains for like 19 seconds
    until I can't hear it any more, so probably longer than that.
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    Yes! That's what you're supposed to feel when you play your SG. I bought my first one about
    ten years ago, and named her Luna because of the curves of the cutaways. Mine rang like a bell
    in the store when I tried her out unamplified, and I ended up recognizing that I was taking the
    lady home. She's still the Queen of my music room, all these years later. May you have this joy.
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    Well, your Tele probably needs new strings. *grins
    Lots of us play other guitars too. I love my Tele, and named her Snow White.
    That one's got it's own mojo, and she rings like a Tele and sustains for a really
    long time. I don't think the set neck vs bolt on neck argument has any validity.
    I play both, and feel that each has their own ball park to score in.
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    I know what you mean. When I unboxed my SG and plugged the strings I was amazed of the resonance and the tone. You can feel it in the whole guitar. I still like to play it unplugged some times. It sounds really good.
     
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  12. Echo79

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everybody. I'm on a Telecaster forum too (tdpri.com) and everybody there is cool also.
     

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