What is my Epiphone G-400R worth? (Korean made 1992)

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  1. Jacob552

    Jacob552 New Member

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    Hello everyone! New to the forum (and guitars, in general, to be quite honest) so please be patient :)

    I have this beautiful looking G-400R in near mint condition. From what I can tell from the serial number, it looks to be a 1992 model made in the Samick factory. I can't find much else about these models and it would be awesome if anyone knew some info about them.

    Was just wondering how much this would be going for!
     

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    Very nice looking wood and a bound fretboard. Certainly desirable. In California, I would ask $400 w/case, $350 w/o. It has a meranti body and neck and rosewood fretboard. Pickups are Alnico Classics, basically overwound PAFs. ABR-1 bridge and chrome stoptail.
    Yours has modern sized (10 mm shaft) tuners, maybe Schaller's.
     
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    Thanks so much for the quick response - Helped loads!
     
  4. HackeIommi

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    IMHO, if you think to sell, don't do that. This is a beautiful SG.
     
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    Welcome to the SG Forum! I agree with Hackelommi, don't sell that guitar! its a beaut! I can't tell you the number of people I see online searching to buy one of these guitars. I would hold onto it, at least for a while!
     
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    That is a real nice G-400, but if he isn't going to play it, someone should. If you do decide to keep it Jacob552, you'll have a great guitar to grow with. I should warn you, though, they seem to be addictive, so don't say we didn't warn you.
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    (I'm not even certain that's all of mine)
     
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    I'll chime in with others. That is a great G400, not many like it around. With a good setup, I bet it can rival a Gibson.

    If that is your first guitar, why do you want to sell it ? And if I may ask, where do you live ?
     
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    I've heard something along the lines of these samick models competing with certain gibson sg's which is very surprising! I've actually had the guitar for quite some time now but had some electrical issues that only recently got sorted (It's been collecting dust for about 5 years).
    Also I'm from the UK!
     
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    Thank you! This is news to me... Glad I held off from selling before posting to the forum as I feel like I may as well keep hold of it for now.
     
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    Wow you have quite the beautiful collection! May I ask, do you know why my G-400 has an R at the end? I've seen no information online about the R models and its quite confusing to me.
     
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    Where does it mention it ?
     
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    Right here!
     

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    keep it.. play it...:)
     
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    I would guess the "R" denotes "Reserve" as in a special run for a particular store. Most G-400s of the era did not have bound fretboards.
     
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    Yes, I can't tell you the number of people I see online or even on this forum looking to purachse an Epiphone G-400, they are very sought after.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Jacob! She's a beaut'!
     
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    Hey Biddlin, just curious. Is meranti common on 90's MIK's? I've got a '99 Unsung and have been curious about the wood. My grain looks quite different than Jacob's, more like DrBGood's here: New SG Day !
     
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    Doc's may be sapele
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    It's sometimes called sapele mahogany but is unrelated to true mahogany.
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    I should add that all species of wood come in a variety of grain, color and density varying not just from one tree to another but from different spots on the same tree. It is probably equally likely that G-400s are all specimen of meranti.
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    These are all meranti.
     
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