Model

EX-401

SNOW WHITE

$749.00

LTD's "400 Series" guitars are designed to offer great quality and reliability for recording and touring musicians, while still remaining affordable enough for the typical musician. The EX-401 is the perfect example, with a design that looks as powerful and aggressive as your music sounds. The EX-401 is a set-thru design, with the neck of the guitar extending into the body cavity for smooth and fast access to the highest frets. It has a mahogany body, a three-piece thin U-shaped maple neck, and a pau ferro fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. You get pro-quality components with the EX-401, including Grover tuners and an enviable set of EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) pickups, providing an array of tones from buttery to edgy, in-your-face power. Available in Black or Snow White finishes.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
Snow White
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
22 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
Grover
Bridge
TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU
EMG 60
Bridge PU
EMG 81
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings
D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
EX GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Ashley

I really love how balanced and well-constructed your guitars are. Would love to see EX401 in different colours and maybe available with a satin finish? Get them indie shreddz

 

(ps, would you ever consider an ‘F-type’ guitar?)

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ashley, glad to hear this. Thanks for your suggestions as well. We've done some different finishes over the years. Check out the FX360 PBS (Padauk Brown Stain) from a few years back. We do make an F series and FRX series guitars, not sure if that's what you're asking.

Ashley

I think I’ve seen that one, it’s kinda got an EC-1000 Koa vibe to it. And though I’ve heard of your F series I didn’t think to distinguish them from what I meant to ask so my apologies there.

I was asking about if ESP or LTD had ever done a Firebird style guitar? Softer curves, set-through, stopbar bridge, etc

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ashley, OK. I see what you were looking for. Yes we have made some guitars similar to a Firebird in the past but we don't currently offer them. The old original model was called the ESP Phoenix. Then we made some LTD Phoenix-200 and Phoenix-1000 guitars as well as some Phoenix-1004, Phoenix-204 basses. You can also check out the Bill Kelliher Sparrowhawk model which would be the closest thing we offer now.

James L.

Look up the Phoenix from a few years back. They made a 200, 400, and 1000 series in the early 2010s, and i believe they go anywhere from 400-1200 USD.

Todd B. ESP

Hi James, thanks for the additional info. that sounds about right.

Nicolás  V.

Whats its the average price of this model? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Nicolas V,

If you are within the USA the price is listed on each product page. If you live outside the US, please contact your local distributor or nearest dealer for your pricing. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors

C Bowman

I like the EX series, but I wish you'd start making more of the FX series. Preferably a 400 style with sustainiac or floyd.

Todd B. ESP

Hey C Bowman, Thanks for your suggestion. Which version of FRX would you like to see?  6 or 7 string?

C Bowman

I figure most would want a 7, since a lot of the coustomers play metal. I'm fine playing 6 however.

Todd B. ESP

Hi C Bowman, OK thanks.

Tito K.

would love to see an ex 1000 some day with ebony fretboard, evertune maybe or even a baritone one (6 or 7 string)

Todd B. ESP

Hi  Tito, Thanks for your suggestions.

Tom O.

and a 25.5" scale

Todd B. ESP

Hi Tom, Yes definitely it would have to be longer than standard scale. Either 25.5" or 27" baritone.

David D.

What this needs, is an Extra thin U, or extra thin flat neck with Ebony Fretboard, or even Rosewood would do.  But shredders look to these.  And shredders want thinner necks! 

Todd B. ESP

Hi David, Gotcha. Thanks for those suggestions.

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