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Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by Didds, Mar 28, 2017.

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Do you notice a difference too?

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  1. jtees4

    jtees4 Active Member

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    The answer is NIBS....it's always the best answer when it comes to Gibsons. Yeah yeah...I know they lost them for a year....sigh.
     
  2. SG standard

    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    Not quite, Standards were nib-free for 2014 & 2015. Today, if you give Gibson enough money they'll still sell you an SG without nibs: A 'high performance' model where they haven't cut off a usable chunk of the frets and replaced it with a useless piece of plastic. :D
     
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    Beat me to it.

    The only good Nib is a Cherry Nib
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    2003 Vintage G400/white or creme binding on neck...
    Love this guitar!
     
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    My 2003 Vintage G400 same binding
    This is my favorite and I play it thru Blues Jr. alla time.
     
  6. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Active Member

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    My Gibson and Epi are practically two different guitars. The Epi is significantly thicker, heavier, and has a beefier neck and (surprisingly) holds tune better. The neck shape, body shape, headstock angle... It's all so different they're practically two totally different guitars, just with the same profile from the front.

    Of course, I specifically went for a Gibson that was different from my Epi so I wouldn't have two nearly identical guitars, just built in different countries. But judging by some of these photos, it appears my Epi is substantially thicker than even other Epi G400s. Mines about a 9-pound chunk.

    Edit: Also, I agree with the others here - my Epiphone G400 Pro is a genuine, legit SG, and I still hold to the belief that it's one of the best guitars under 500 bucks a person can buy, and certainly worthy of consideration when compared to 750-dollar axes.
     
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    9 pounds ! I had a gorgeous Korean G400 in that weight range and sold it. A SG is supposed to be light. My Vintage above is around the 6.5 lbs mark.
     
  8. Norton

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    Epi sg won't fit into a factory Gibson sg case. The bodies are pretty different shapes. The waist is nearly 2" wider on the epiphone. The cutaway horns are also very different in shape.

    It's almost like the epi sg's are a rough pre shaped cut out of the Gibson. Very noticeable in the bevels and carved too. But really....it's most obvious in a side. By side comparison. Either way it's a great shape.
     
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    Really ? I wouldn't have thought they were that different.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Gibson in an Epi case.

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    Gee, that fits pretty darn well!
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Not at all.


    I happen to have the opposite.
    Gibson SG in a factory Epi SG case.
     
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    Cool! My epi sg wouldn't even come close to fitting in my factory sg case.

    I did a neck reset and refin on an epi sg recently and reshape the body. I was surprised at how much larger the epi body was.

    I suppose there's a lot of variation there too.
     
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    Yes! Gibson will fit in an Epiphone case but not the other way around. I have had the exact same experience
     
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    the body on a Gibson SG is slightly thinner and narrower, and the headstock angle and cut is different, the Gibson being more compact in the overall shape. So a Gibson will fit an Epi case, maybe a little too loose. The Epi, on the flipside, wont fit n a typical Gibson factory case, whichis built to hold the SG pretty tight.
     
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    Eh, just buy an SKB TSA case and call it a day. Better protection - fits most SG styles.
     

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