I picked up my used 98 G400 from Guitar Center where it was shipped from the Mid-West to our local GC and I bought sight unseen/played. I have been looking for a mid to late 90's Korean made with a nice solid non-laminate body and chunky neck with rosewood fingerboard. I was a bit nervous and excited when I arrived at Guitar Center to pick it up. It was crowded and noisy as usual for a Saturday. I had the guy bring it out and we unboxed it. It was in the original hardshell case! By the time we got it out of the box and the case on the counter, we had about a half dozen people waiting for the case to open. I was shaking with anticipation as I opened the case. It was beautiful and for a 22-year-old guitar, it looked virtually new. I could not believe my eyes.. brand new Gibson Deluxe tuners installed! Everybody was blown away and I was smiling from ear to ear! I grabbed a cord and headed over to the amps to plug it in. A couple of guys that were watching followed me over to hear it play. I plugged into a reissue Fender Twin and set the EQ flat with just a hint of reverb. It was set up with 10s which is what I use, and they looked new too! I turn the pots up to 5 and set the switch in the middle. Very quiet and thought something might be wrong until I hit the strings. It was a little out of tune so I tuned the best I could by ear then gave it a full A cord. All I can say is wow! Very full and clean! Pots were clean with no issues and the switch seemed solid. I let one of the guys play it a little and he agreed that it was some sweet guitar! I am so stoked and beyond grateful for my good fortune. I was dreaming of a guitar like this, and now it's in my possession. Your guitar was made at the Saein Plant, Korea, on July, 1998 Production Number: 714 Saein was presented the ‘The Best Quality Award of the Year’ by Gibson Epiphone USA in 1998 and 1999. Now for the pics!