(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...
Chris M.

Would love to see a model based on 80's and 90's James Hetfield Explorer style, where the pointy edges are more round curves instead of a sharper point and w/ choice of EMG 81/60 or 81/85 set.

Carl N.

thanks for the suggestion

Cesar A.

Hi, where can I buy one online brandnew? I’ve been told the EX series are now discontinued?

Carl N.

Here are all of our current EX models, which can be ordered through our site or any authorized dealer


Randy R.

Wouldn’t mind the body design if the headstock was tilted downwards like the Snakebyte :(

Carl N.

thanks for the insight

Tim S.

You should maybe consider a  version with ebony fretboard.  

Carl N.

Thanks for the recommendation!

Cody R.

Are we able to customize these at all by order? Say if I wanted Gold Hardware instead?

Carl N.

Hey Cody, our production models come just as they are listed.  ESP USA instruments have a list of options that are able to be selected through our configurator and ESP Custom Shop instruments are able to be built to your specific specifications.

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