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ESP LTD EC-401QM Electric Guitar See-Thru Black Cherry Sunburst

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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 rosewood fingerboard. It also includes high-quality Grover tuners. Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Thin U
  • Neck wood: 3-piece Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 13.75"
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.656" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: EMG-60
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: EMG-81
  • Brand: EMG
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Black nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
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ESPLTD EC-401QM Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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5.0

Incredible sound and playability from a total beginner!

By Geddy Lifeson

from Madison, WI

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Huge sound with amazing pickups
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-401QM Electric Guitar:

    I bought this as my first decent guitar after fooling around with a cheap Squire beginner pack model. I never got very motivated to work on my playing because no matter what I did it sounded bad playing through the cheap amp in the started pack and the guitar lacked quality as well. This guitar changed all of that! After talking with the friendly staff at Guitar Center (Middleton, WI) I was handed this, and I couldn't believe it. The active pickups, quality Grover tuners, and awesome look of Dark red / black chrome hardware made this one really stand out. Combined with a Blackstar ID Core 40 amplifier and this is a great setup, for a beginner like myself or a seasoned veteran. It is absolutely awesome to play and blows away many of the other much pricier guitars I was looking at!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this guitar again and again!

    By Morgan

    from Jacksonville, FL

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Fast, flat neck; Amazing neck heel!
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • No locking tuners

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Pure, unadulterated metal!
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-401QM Electric Guitar:

    To non-ESP/LTD players this guitar may seem very sweet. To experienced ESP/LTD players this guitar is hands down amazing! I own two other LTD's (EC-1000S and EC-2015) and this one has a neck and heel joint that makes my other LTD's jealous! The neck is flatter, thinner and the heel joint is very smooth.

    While the neck and heel joint are what make this guitar (check the photo above), the red satin quilted maple and EMG pickups round out the amazing qualities it possesses. From the moment I walked out of GC with it, I could feel how flat and thin the neck was carrying it to my car. When I got home and plugged this into my Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier and Recto 2x12 it screamed, roared and when I hit the neck heel it was the most amazing experience I've ever had with an LTD EC model! The only small complaint: non-locking tuners (but easily replaced).

    Many of the GC exclusives are very "meh" with watered down features and a cool paint job. This one is none of that. This guitar is a pure winner! If you're a serious metal guitarist and love Eclipse types and 24.75" scale necks, this is one to take under strong consideration. ESP did not disappoint and you can only get this at Guitar Centers, so check yours!

    Note: The description states Indonesia as country of origin, but mine is stamped Korea.

     
    5.0

    Good Guitar for Shredding

    By Brian from Memphis

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-401QM Electric Guitar:

      This guitar was handed to me by someone at Guitar Center after they heard the way that I played. I was just looking that day and once I played it through the EVH 5150 III 50 Watt amp and 2 x 12 cab that I was playing through, I looked at him and was like, 'why did you hand me this guitar?'. I was sold. The guitar plays like butter. The neck is thin, then EMG pickups are smoking hot. Good thick sound. Beautiful finish. I was actually looking at several other guitars and ended up coming back some weeks later to purchase this guitar. I kept thinking how incredible it played. This was a great purchase and the folks at Guitar Center in Memphis were great to deal with, as always. Good people.

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