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Completely unique in its bold design, the LTD ARROW-401 is an obvious choice for metal, hard rock, and other genres where it’s good to stand out from the crowd. This guitar’s sound is as aggressive as its looks, precisely crafted with a set-thru neck design and a killer combination of EMG 81/85 active pickups. Included are high quality Grover tuners, a mahogany body, 3 pc. maple neck with a 24 extra jumbo fret pau ferro fingerboard for your fastest riffs and chunkiest rhythms.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish BLACK
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Grover
Bridge Floyd Rose Special
Neck PU EMG 85
Bridge PU EMG 81
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included N

Can we get this in a string-thru-body version, without the Floyd Rose?

Todd B. ESP

Thanks for your suggestion.

Lucas Q.

Hello is it possible to find this guitar in Brazil?

Carl N.

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Geucy P.

Acho que aqui no Brasil, só de alguém que tenha importado...

Taylor R.

Beautiful! How much does this guitar weight?
I saw a YouTube vid where the guitarists of Darkest Hour rave about the ESP version of this Arrow, the e-ii.
Can anyone tell me what gains are to be had by getting the ESP version over the ESP LTD? Is there a noticeable difference in how the two sound and how they feel while playing? Or is it just better quality features and made in Japan for the e-ii? How much does the e-ii weight? Thanks!!

Carl N.

These will be about 9lbs.  I think this article would help with your question, this and other general information can be found within our FAQ section.

Victor B.

Is set-thru construction same as set-neck or neck-thru?


Carl N.

From our FAQ - Set-thru neck construction is an innovative technique in which the neck is glued to the body (like a set-neck), however the traditional bulky heel is carved away (similar to neck-thru-body construction). This makes access to the upper frets and the neck-to-body transition much smoother. Just as on a set-neck, you will get a combination of tone from both the neck and body with the set-thru construction. The sound will depend on the types of wood used, but generally will have a fuller, warmer tone when compared to most neck-thru-body guitars.


I just bought mine and I notice that the color of the fretboard is lighter and there is not the type name at the twelfth fret (besides, such as the picture on your website). No drama but this is not what I expected.
What is the difference between these two versions?

Carl N.

Doesn't sound like a different version, just a color of wood which is lighter than the one pictured.  No two pieces of wood will have the same exact color, there will always be variations in grain, figuring, and hue.  


Yes I guess no two pieces of wood the same exact color but I wonder if there was a «new» slightly different looking «version» in 2019 or 2020, I mean: the 401 pictured on your website is not the same that Jack Fliegler plays in the demo video (see the 12th fret for example).

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