ESP LTD EC-401 Black

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • 24 "XJ" Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: 1 EMG-81 and 1 EMG-60 humbuckers
  • 2 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • Black nickel hardware
  • Grover machine heads
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece
  • Colour: Black
  • Suitable case available under: Article number 172299 (not included)
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  • Blues
  • Metal
  • Rock

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Colour Black
Body Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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BrunoSC, 28.03.2018
Great guitar!
I play mostly metal, sometimes punk rock. This guitar handles the styles very well, active pickups provide high gain sounds with great fidelity. I owned several guitars with EMG pickups, I always used to replace EMG 81 in bridge position with EMG 85 due to EMG 81 sounding too harsh and brittle to me. With LTD EC-401 i did not do it for the first time, as EMG 81 sounds just great in bridge position, sound is full a and very harmonic, not harsh in any way. I think this is related to wood of the body (mahogany with no top). I always modify the pickups connection to work in 18 volt mode (two 9 V batteries), which makes the sound more natural and harmonic. This guitar has absolutely best sustain I have ever experienced with any guitar!
The only small complaint about this guitar is instability while playing sitting, guitar body is not very well balanced for that and tends to slip off to the right side, you definitelly need a strap to stabilize the instrument while sitting. However, this is really minor issue and playing while standing is absolutelly comfortable.
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Ajcfernandes, 01.09.2017
I wanted a single cut guitar, but a model more oriented for metal, I choose this model for the EMG pickups the lightweight and overall design of the guitar (pure black goodness with easy access to the higher frets, a very ergonomic design).

The feel of the guitar is great, great neck although having a gloss finish is not sticky in any way and the high fret access is great, frets are shinny and rounded on the edges, beautiful rosewood finger board with the inlays perfectly executed. About the finish and looks of the guitar I only found two small golden flakes beneath the black paint that look like some kind of dust from the factory flying around during the painting (but that?s not a problem for me)

All the hardware is good quality and the EMG?s are great for high gain, not so good for clean sounds or bluesy tunes, truly a metal guitar.

For the price the only downside of this instrument is the lack of a case or gig bag included, it?s a made in Korea, and other brands from the same factory on this price range all come with a gig bag included.

For metal music i totally recommend this guitar.
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Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), 24 "XJ" Frets, Scale: 628 mm, Pickups: 1 EMG-81 and 1 EMG-60 humbuckers, 2 Volume knobs and 1 tone...

  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
ESP LTD EC-401 Olympic White
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Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), 24 "XJ" Frets, Scale: 24.75, Pickups: 2 Active EMG 81/60 humbuckers, Black nickel hardware, Grover...

  • Colour: White
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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