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ESP LTD EC-331 Electric Guitar

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The ESP EC-331 offers a mahogany body with a set mahogany neck, 24.75" scale and 24 extra-jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard on a thin-U neck. And a pair of ESP-designed ALH-200 (B) & (N) activ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ESP EC-331 offers a mahogany body with a set mahogany neck, 24.75" scale and 24 extra-jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard on a thin-U neck. And a pair of ESP-designed ALH-200 (B) & (N) active pickups pushes spine-crushing tone down your signal path. A tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece anchor the strings to the body while LTD tuners keep everything cinched down and in-tune through heavy crunches and string-stretching leads.

FEATURES

Set-neck construction 
24.75" scale
Mahogany body
Mahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboard
42mm standard nut
Thin U neck contour
24 XJ frets
Black nickel hardware
LTD tuners
Tune-o-matic bridge & tailpiece
ESP-designed ALH-200 (B) & (N) active pickups
Finish: BLK, SW, BLKS
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.


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ESPLTD EC-331 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

I need to BUY IT

By Sergio

from Guadalajara, jalisco

Comments about ESP LTD EC-331 Electric Guitar:

I played my friends ltd, and it rocks ust as much as my ltd-ec401, i am deffinently getting it, it is basically the same specs for $200 less

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar, minus the pickups.

By Bill

from Crystal Lake, IL

Site Member

Comments about ESP LTD EC-331 Electric Guitar:

This is a professional grade guitar, while still being affordable. All mahogany, set neck, rosewood fretboard, and actives. definitely reliable and road-worthy. The pickups are decent for rock sounds, but for metal, EMGs are a necessity, especially if you're serious about your tone or in a band. I put an 81 in the bridge for mine (I bought mine in satin black). I didn't get a 60 in the neck yet because it's not that much of a necessity for me, considering I play metalcore. But the EMG matches the guitar perfectly because the mahogany gives it more bass while the EMG brings out the treble. It stays in tune decently, it's not crazy bad or crazy good. I have mine set up for Drop C with D'Addario 12-60s. The strings sound a little beefy, being a 24.75" scale guitar, but I EQ'ed my Vypyr VIP 2 so it matches. The neck of the guitar is very comfortable, not too thick or too thin (more than an Ibanez), so it doesn't stress your thumb as much. And the single cutaway + 24 frets makes it easier to reach higher notes, making sweeps much easier. The thickness and weight of the guitar are perfect so I don't feel awkward or stressed when I stand up and play. I would rate the guitar a 5, but it kinda sucks getting the guitar and then having to pay more and wait more time to have the EMGs installed.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar, minus the pickups.

By Bill

from Crystal Lake, IL

Site Member

Comments about ESP LTD EC-331 Electric Guitar:

This is a professional grade guitar, while still being affordable. All mahogany, set neck, rosewood fretboard, and actives. definitely reliable and road-worthy. The pickups are decent for rock sounds, but for metal, EMGs are a necessity, especially if you're serious about your tone or in a band. I put an 81 in the bridge for mine (I bought mine in satin black). I didn't get a 60 in the neck yet because it's not that much of a necessity for me, considering I play metalcore. But the EMG matches the guitar perfectly because the mahogany gives it more bass while the EMG brings out the treble. It stays in tune decently, it's not crazy bad or crazy good. I have mine set up for Drop C with D'Addario 12-60s. The strings sound a little beefy, being a 24.75"" scale guitar, but I EQ'ed my Vypyr VIP 2 so it matches. The neck of the guitar is very comfortable, not too thick or too thin (more than an Ibanez), so it doesn't stress your thumb as much. And the single cutaway + 24 frets makes it easier to reach higher notes, making sweeps much easier. The thickness and weight of the guitar are perfect so I don't feel awkward or stressed when I stand up and play. I would rate the guitar a 5, but it kinda sucks getting the guitar and then having to pay more and wait more time to have the EMGs installed.

 
5.0

Exactly what I was looking for

By Bobert Baconship

from Nixa, MO

Pros

  • Intonation Preset
  • light
  • Pickups

Cons

  • Action Not Set
  • Flimsy Strings
  • G String Goes Out Of Tune

Best Uses

  • Metal

Comments about ESP LTD EC-331 Electric Guitar:

This was the first guitar I've owned with active pickups, and it surpassed every expectation of mine. Right out of the box, it sounded amazing. Had to raise the bridge a bit and change the strings, but after that it played perfectly. The intonation was already set dead on, which I thought was nice. The G string tends to go out of tune quite a bit, but that isn't too big of a problem. Overall it's the best guitar I've had yet.

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