Epiphone G-400 PRO:

The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models

A classic SG now with Alnico Classic PRO™ pickups and coil-tapping! Epiphone honors the historic SG, one of the most original designs in rock, with the G-400 PRO, which now features Alnico Classic PRO™ pickups and push/pull coil-tapping. 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 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. Later '60s models introduced the SG with 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 G-400 PRO is inspired by the late '60s era SGs, both a player's and collector's favorite, and uses the same dimensions and build techniques as vintage SGs made in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, factory during that classic era. 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 tuners are also lighter weight which makes your 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 G-400 has a rosewood fingerboard with a 1.68" nut. The truss rod cover is the classic Kalamazoo bell shape with SG PRO in white.

Alnico Classic PRO™ Power: Epiphone always finds a way to make improvements on our classic designs and the G-400 PRO is no exception. Now featuring Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™ 4-wire humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions, the G-400 PRO offers a tonal palette that far exceeds any other guitar of its kind. The Alnico Classic PROs™ 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 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 G-400 PRO features our famous LockTone™ bridge and Stopbar tailpiece which yields incredible sustain along with Wilkinson™ Vintage Classic 14:1 tuners for lifetime security. The G-400 PRO comes in classic Cherry (CH) or Ebony (EB) finish. Left-handed models are available in Cherry (CH).

Worry-Free Protection: As with all Epiphones, the G-400 PRO includes our Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's famous 24/7/365 customer service. Visit your authorized Epiphone dealer and break out today with a G-400 PRO. (Available at authorized Epiphone retailers beginning June 2012.)

Specifications:

Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
Neck Joint: Glued In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
Neck Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™; 4-wire
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™; 4-wire
Controls: 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
Binding: None
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Hardware: Nickel
Machine Heads: Wilkinson™ Vintage Classics; 14:1 ratio
Colors: Cherry (CH), Ebony (EB), Cherry Left-Handed (CH)
Optional: Hard Case
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

Gallery:



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Volume controls with push/pull coil tapping



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Epiphone's LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO™; 4-wire Pickups



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Wilkinson™ Vintage Classic Machine Heads, 14:1 ratio



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Mahogany Body with Glued In Mahogany Neck



Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO:

The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models

Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO: Now featuring Pro-Bucker™ Pickups with coil-tapping and new colors! Out of all of Les Paul's many achievements--inventor, guitarist, hit recording artist--Les is most beloved among musicians for his Les Paul Standard, one of the most sought-after guitars in the world. And now, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO gives the legend a fresh start with ProBucker-2™ and ProBucker-3™ pickups with coil-tapping, a AAA flame maple veneer top, and beautiful color finishes including Honeyburst (inspired by the late '50s vintage Les Pauls), Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Trans Blue, Vintage Sunburst and Wine Red. Epiphone's history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940s when Les, working nights at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, created what might have been first the solid body electric guitar, better known as "The Log." Over the next 15 years, Les continued to develop his dream guitar that would "sustain for days" and in the late '50s, Epiphone's historic Kalamazoo factory made that dream come true with the "sunburst" Les Paul Standard and its new pickup, the "PAF" humbucker. Players like Slash, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson and countless others get their signature sound from a "sunburst" Les Paul and now Epiphone gives you a chance to experience that one-of-a-kind tone at an affordable price with the Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO. The Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features Pro-Bucker™ "PAF"-style pickups with coil-tapping, new colors and a beautiful AAA flame maple veneer top for a vintage look with all the modern appointments that players expect from Epiphone.

AAA Flame Maple Top and Classic Features: The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a solid mahogany body with a AAA flame maple veneer top that delivers the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a "real" Les Paul. The body also features 1-ply cream binding on the top for a beautiful vintage look. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls--and unlike less costly designs--the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a 14 degree, angled headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for longer sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets. The mahogany neck has a 24.75" scale with a 12" radius and features a 1960s SlimTaper™ "D" profile with a glued-in neck joint for lifelong stability. The rosewood fingerboard comes with pearloid trapezoid inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68" nut, and 1-ply cream binding.

Epiphone Pro-Bucker™ Humbuckers with Coil-Tapping: The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO now features Pro-Bucker™ pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound. Pro-Bucker™ pickups feature Alnico II magnets, the same magnets used in sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers. Alnico II magnets provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end. The Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a Pro-Bucker-2™ in the neck position and a Pro-Bucker-3™ in the bridge position. The Pro-Bucker-3™ is slightly overwound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. Pro-Buckers™ emulate the sound of original PAF pickups which were hand-wound with a few extra turns of wire. Both the neck and bridge pickups now also feature coil-tapping, controlled by a push/pull volume control, allowing players an infinite variety of pickups sounds from single-coil bark to full humbucker bite. When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation, free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for its pickups, such as ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.

Hardware to Last a Lifetime: The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features Epiphone's legendary rock-solid hardware including a LockTone™ Tune-o-matic fully adjustable bridge and a Stopbar tailpiece. And now Epiphone's updated, patent pending design auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed! This also results in improved sustain. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO uses 1" diameter potentiometers for better "throw," longer life and reliable service. Epiphone's all-metal toggle switches use rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. Epiphone's proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability and Grover™ 14:1 machine heads to ensure tuning stability and long life.

Peace of Mind: Like every Epiphone, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. Be part of history today with the Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO. (Available at authorized Epiphone retailers beginning June 2012.)

Specifications:

Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™; D-profile
Neck Joint: Glued In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-2™; 4-wire
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-3™; 4-wire
Controls: 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
Binding: Body Top - 1 ply (Cream), Fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Hardware: Nickel
Machine Heads: Grover™ Tuners; 14:1 ratio
Colors: Honeyburst (HB), Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS), Translucent Blue (TL), Vintage Sunburst (VS), Wine Red (WR), Left Handed - Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS)
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

Gallery:



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Volume pots feature push/pull coil-tapping.



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Epiphone's LockTone™ Tune-o-matic and Stopbar.



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models ProBucker-2™ and ProBucker-3™, 4-wire pickups.



The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Grover™ 14:1 ratio tuners.


The All-New Epiphone G-400 and Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Models Traditional Les Paul Mahogany body.