I prefered ec 1000fr
the quality of epiphones, even the prophecy range is not as good as ltd's, so the choice is obvious! \m/
The 401 Series are all kick-ass in the price range :)
Hmm, they are really quite look like, but at least going for exterior I would choose ltd yet.
Having been drafted into using Epiphone at one point I always choose LTD over it.