ESP LTD EC-401 Vintage Black

Electric Guitar

  • Mahogany body
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Pickups: 2x Active EMG 81/60
  • Gold hardware
  • Grover machine heads
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece
  • Colour: Vintage Black
  • Corresponding case: Article Nr 172299 (not included)

Further Information

Colour Black
Body Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Absolutely fantastic guitar...
Stephane8394, 24.07.2014
This guitar has immediately become my favourite! I have been looking for a single-cut guitar to play metal, and I have definitely found my new running mate.

Out of the box, no major issues. I had to adjust the bridge height slightly to lower the action, fine tune the intonation, but the neck was perfect, with just the right amount of relief. The board was a little dry, but nothing some lemon oil didn't solve.

This guitar plays like a dream. Lovely satin finish means that there is no stickiness to the back of the neck, and the sound from the EMG 81/60 combination is everything you expect it to be. Thick, fat and aggressive at the bridge, creamy but not to wooly at the neck. The only thing that I would like to have seen that the guitar does not have is individual tone controls for each pickup. A small niggle, but I'm being honest.

I love this guitar, and heartily recommend it.
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Ausgezeichnet!
IsaacH, 17.07.2014
The LTD EC-401 is quite easily one of the best guitars I've ever laid hands on, if not THE best. The workmanship is second to none and the sound is enough to make anyone, particularly metal players like myself, go giddy at the knees (this being partly due to the EMG 81 and 60). It's a lovely lightweight guitar despite the mahogany body and neck, so it's very comfortable to wear while standing up and the matte or "vintage black" finish make for a very fast and smooth neck navigation. The Grover machine heads hold tuning very well and the tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece are both comfortable and reliable. Lastly, the vintage black finish, while looking great, can tend to get the old sweat marks if you aren't careful, but is also easily cleaned with a good rub down and maybe a bit of spit polish.

Truly a guitar that is at least worth a play.
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