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Epiphone G-400

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I recently picked up an Epi G-400 that has no hardware, (the fellow said he used it on an LP he had because he didn't like the gold). Can I assume that Gibson hardware will interchange? STRATosphere has a hardware bundle with Gibson labeled tuners, stopbar, and bridge, (and screws), for a reasonable price.

My threaded inserts are 8 x 1.25 mm, I assume all new production is?

 

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Can I assume that Gibson hardware will interchange?

 

Not an expert on these kind of conversions, but over all IME, as 100% solution,

 

I think,, no.. metric verses imperial and all that stuff..

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The bridge and stop bar are standard Epiphone metric sizes, USA Gibson are SAE standard and will not fit. There are lots of different brands producing metric parts for them. Any Gibson/Epiphone style electronics should fit.....

 

I just finished rebuilding my G400 with aftermarket parts..

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That's a beauty!

I wonder if a little sanding, and a coat of clear will make my "satin" finished guitar look like that?

My G400 came with the stock gloss polyurethane gloss finish. You could do a very light sand and clear poly coat but need to be careful, the body construction is 3 large blocks of mahogany with a thin mahogany veneer on the top and back.

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5 x ,8 mm is metric, (current Gibson), as well as 8 x 1,25 mm (Epiphone). I understand that older Gibsons used 5/16 x 24 (USF) for the bridge mounting.

My plan is to adapt the 2 to use current Gibson hardware kit on an Epi.

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There are plenty of good metric after market options out there for you. I feel it would be more problematic than it's worth trying to make the Gibson hardware work.

 

It's a great guitar! Whatever you decide to do I hope u enjoy it

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Thank you for the pic, mihcmac!

My Gibson SG is "satin" brown, and the more I look at the Epi, I think I like the red in satin also. The link that Revolution Six posted has adapters to match different bridges. Looks like the best way to go!

The Gibson SG hardware bundle seems the way to go, ($80), using those adapters.

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Well I traded for an ABR with 4mm holes, and got the adapter hardware from Philadelphia Luthier Tools and all is well. My hardware is chrome, but the adapters are nickel, still looks OK!

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