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As part of the 400 series, LTD’s EC-401 is built to last and perform for even the most demanding professional musician, and features EMG 81/60 active pickups. The EC-401 is ready to handle any kind of music where guitar gets pushed to the forefront. It has a set-neck design for comfortable, fast access to the higher frets, and a mahogany body, 3 pc. mahogany neck, and Macassar ebony fingerboard. It also includes high-quality Grover tuners.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 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/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Enrico S.

I play this guitar over a decade now and still love it to death. Rock solid, built to last forever and sounds killer!

Just changed the tuners to ones that lock the string, but just a couple of months ago. Still have the original ones!

They still work just fine! Amazing!

Blu W.

Love this guitar.

Bence P.

Hi, I want to buy this guitar, but first I wanna ask some questions about it. What is the weight of this guitar? Isn't it too heavy? How is the neck, is it slow because of the U shape? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi, these questions should normally be directed to our customer service team at .

Weight varies depending on the wood but our guitar should be fairly comfortable and not too heavy. The average weight may be around 9-10lbs. The neck is very comfortable, not a thick contour. Think "slim" and "U" for a very smooth feeling neck.

Parker B.

If bought from this website, will the guitar have the inlay on the 12th fret saying EC-401?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, our current models we are producing do not have the 12F model inlay. That was changed a couple years ago, so as you see it pictured is how we are producing these models.

red elvis

I changed the neck pup with an 85 so now I love my black 401QM even more. it's light, comfortable and sounds just as good as my LP.

Carl N.

glad you have been enjoying it!

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