The LTD 400 Series is designed with the professional performing and recording musician in mind, but is available at a price that even casual players can afford. With the MH-400B, you get a monster 27” baritone scale guitar with neck-thru-body construction. We’ve switched over to a direct-mount setup of its EMG 81/85 active pickup set, and added them to this guitar’s already-great features that include Grover tuners, a mahogany body, a fast three-piece maple neck with 24-fret pau ferro fingerboard, and a TOM bridge with string-thru-body design.

(U.S. Only)
27" Baritone
Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
3Pc Maple
Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius
Nut Width
Nut Type
Neck Contour
Thin U
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Strap Button
TOM w/ String Thru
Neck PU
EMG 85
Bridge PU
EMG 81
Electronics Layout
Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
D'Addario XL158 (.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.062)
Case Included
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Ryan V.

I ordered this guitar but mine has no body binding and a 2019 serial number, did the model change?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ryan, It's possible we had a production run produced without binding. However the current specs on the website are correct. Please always reach out to our customer service team should you need any assistance. here is our email:

Ryan V.

Todd B. ESP Looks like you are correct:
Thank you for contacting ESP / Takamine Guitars Customer Service. We appreciate you reaching out to us, and apologize for the delay in response, as we had to investigate this matter further.  This instrument should include binding as shown in the stock photograph, but it seems like a few of these were made with the incorrect specifications that made it to dealers.  We apologize for the confusion.  We can exchange this instrument if you wish.  Please provide your full name and shipping information, along with a copy of your original purchase receipt if you wish to take this route.  If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ryan, glad you got in touch with our customer service team.

Charles M.

Guys, I need this guitar. I'm left handed. Please!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Charles, Thanks. We will make a note of that. We are not able to offer all models in LH, but we do select some every year to add as LH models.

Jason W.

Hey there, I had a question about the string gauge for this guitar. Is the string set 13 - 72, or something different? I liked the gauge that came on the guitar and would like to keep it the same. I like the tension on the Low B string with the default set, I play in Drop B. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jason, the default set isD'Addario XL158 (.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.062)

Luciomarbella J.

En la foto que teneis de presentación de la guitarra veo que en la pala pone fabricado en korea y la que yo he comprado recientemente pone indonesia el número de serie IW18031283

Es auténtica o es falsa? gracias


Todd B. ESP

Hola Luciomarbella,

Nuestra Serie 400 se construye principalmente en Indonesia.

 Monitoreamos constantemente los estándares de producción en nuestras fábricas en Asia, donde producimos modelos LTD y hacemos que todas nuestras fábricas cumplan con los mismos estándares para que podamos garantizar la calidad para nuestros clientes. Sí, a partir del número de serie que ha proporcionado, su instrumento parece ser auténtico.


I see that this guitar comes strung with 13 gauge strings. Seems a little heavy to me. What made you guys decide to put 13s in it? And if I buy this guitar directly from you guys. What will you tune this guitar to? C, Bb, A#? Also, can you tell me how much this guitar will weigh?


Todd B. ESP

Hi Slasher, This guitar comes tuned B E A D F# B, which is why we use a traditional 6 string Baritone set of strings (it drops off the high E string from the standard tuned guitar set since everything is tuned down to B). The weight would be approximately 8 lbs but the weight can vary up to a pound or more in either direction. I hope this helps.

Jason W.

Is the string set 13 - 72, or something different? I liked the gauge that came on the guitar and would like to keep it the same. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jason, the gauges are listed on the specs for this model.D'Addario XL158 (.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.062)