The 1966 classic SG now with Alnico Classic PRO™ pickups and coil-tapping! Epiphone honors the historic 1966 SG, one of the most iconic designs in rock, with the Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO, which now features Alnico Classic PRO™ pickups and push/pull coil-tapping plus four beautiful color finishes, Alpine White, Cherry, Ebony, Pelham Blue, and Silverburst. The original SG not only rivaled guitars of its own era for sonic variety but also proved to be a sign of things to come. Scores of rock, hard rock and metal guitarists embraced the original SG and made it a classic. Now, the Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO gives you the sound and look of a real SG without the vintage price tag and with the added tonal variety that you've come to expect from Epiphone.
The SG Story: When the SG, or "Solid Guitar," was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul Standard, it was called the "fretless wonder" for its low frets and fast action. The twin horn cutaway design was like nothing on the market and its light but balanced weight made it the perfect guitar for stage and studio work. The 1966 SG model featured humbucker pickups, and since then, the SG has became the go-to guitar for artists like The Who's Pete Townshend, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Paul Weller, AC/DC's Angus Young, Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band.
Built for Classic SG Performance: The Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO is inspired by the original 1966 SG, which has become a player's and collector's favorite. The Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO uses the same dimensions and build techniques that were used for the originals at the legendary Kalamazoo, Michigan where the SG was born. The solid, tone-rich mahogany carved body gives the guitar a balanced feel on stage and in the studio (unlike cheap imitations that tend to be neck-heavy). The new Wilkinson™ Vintage Classic machine heads are also lighter weight, which makes your Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO feel perfectly balanced on stage and in the studio. The SlimTaper™ "D" profile mahogany neck has a 24.75" scale with 24 frets and a 12" radius for incredible reach thanks to the SG's classic cutaway. And for that one-of-a-kind SG feel, the Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO has a rosewood fingerboard with a black 1.68" nut and pearloid trapezoid inlays.
Alnico Classic PRO™ Power: Epiphone always finds a way to make improvements on our classic designs and the Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO is no exception. Now featuring Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™ 4-wire humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions, the Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO offers a tonal palette that far exceeds any other guitar of its kind. The Alnico Classic PROs™ humbuckers feature Alnico V magnets for terrific humbucker sustain with a huge dynamic range that can go from clean to crunch at a touch. And now, the Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO features coil-tapping on both pickups via a push/pull control on the pickups' volume controls.
Epiphone Hardware You Can Trust: Epiphone leads the way in manufacturing great-sounding guitars for players of all levels and†that goes for our great hardware, too. Epiphone provides quality, all-metal hardware on all its instruments including full-function volume and tone knobs using full-size 500K potentiometers matched with Epiphone's rugged, all-metal, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting performance. The Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO features our famous LockTone™ bridge and Stopbar tailpiece which yields incredible sustain along with Wilkinson™ Vintage Classic 14:1 machine heads for a lifetime of security. The Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO comes in Alpine White, Cherry, Ebony, Pelham Blue, and Silverburst.
Worry-Free Protection: As with all Epiphones, the Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO includes our Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's famous 24/7/365 customer service. Visit your authorized Epiphone dealer and make your own history today with a Ltd. Edition "1966" G-400 PRO.
||1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
||Rosewood with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
||Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™; 4-wire
||Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™; 4-wire
||Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector, Neck Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-tapping, Bridge Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-tapping, Neck Pickup Tone, Bridge Pickup Tone
||Wilkinson™ Vintage Classics; 14:1 ratio
||Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Pickup Volume controls feature push/pull coil-tapping.
Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™; 4-wire pickups.
Classic SG double-cutaway.
Wilkinson™ Vintage Classics; 14:1 ratio machine heads.
Mahogany body and neck with 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile.