(U.S. Only)

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.

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 Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index) on the LTD EX-401

Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index) on the LTD EX-401

Mark Kloeppel of Maryland-based death metal band Misery Index talks about his reasons for choosing ESP and LTD guitars... specifically, the aggressive EX shape that looks as brutal as it sounds. You also get some details on...
Rene M.

Hello, can i order ltd like mx-220? With banana headstock shape and that..??

Laurent H.

Hi, is it possible to order this model : EI-II EX NT black ? 

Carl N.

yes, can be special ordered through our dealers

Stefan T.

Can you bring back the Mx style body shape with the old banana headstock and not that pointy edges. They are gona be sold out in seconds


Carl N.

thanks for the suggestion!

Sky K.

They can’t because of the Gibson Lawsuit, you can have them special ordered from Japan if you want one custom shopped. 


Anybody knows the size of the tuners licenced by esp from an ltd ex-360? 16:1 or 18:1. I wanna change them by Gotoh or Grover. Please I need help

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support 

Adam K

The EX Orignal body was an Explorer copy and resulted in a lawsuit because ESP made it better than Gibson so they sued .ESP. So they can no longer make any American EX designed guitars in the Explorer Shape.

Mike B.

I have a spaled maple version of this. Bought it for $200 with a clean headstock break. Fixed it up and its as good as new.

Not usually a fan of active pups, but that 61 is awesome for rhythm work.

Carl N.

glad you could get it up and running again, thanks for sharing

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