The ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar has a set mahogany neck on a single-cutaway body with a mahogany back and a beautiful flamed maple top. The thin U-shaped neck contour and 22 extra jumbo frets on ... Read More
The ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar has a set mahogany neck on a single-cutaway body with a mahogany back and a beautiful flamed maple top. The thin U-shaped neck contour and 22 extra jumbo frets on the 14" radius fretboard make the LTD EC-401VF an extremely playable instrument. Loaded with Seymour Duncan JB (bridge position) and '59 (neck position) pickups, this electric guitar has a full range of tones from vintage smooth to rough and ready. Includes ESP-style pearl inlays and chrome hardware.
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Reviewed by 15 customers
I've had this guitar for over a year now and it plays great. The neck is very smooth. The pickups are amazing. They easily throw out heavy rock tones to soft jazz/acoustic. I play anything from The Beatles to A Day to Remember and this guitar can handle it all. You won't regret buying this.
I haven't played in twenty years. You know the story raising kids college and just no time. Well kids are done with college and it's Daddy time. When I went into the store first off I had total sticker shock, I cannot believe how expensive guitars have gotten in 20 years. I came from the time where USA made was the only way to go everything else was cheap junk. Well needless to say I was not going to spend 2 G on a guitar so I started looking at my options. My salesman at GC was cool and the search began. Plugging in guitar after guitar. Then he said try this LTD it's made by ESP. I have known from my playing days ESP were crazy high quality guitars usually special order to custom made. I plugged it in gave a strum and the room lit up. I had found it THE ONE. This guitar not only looks drop dead gorgeous but it plays even better than it looks. And sounds even better than it plays. I was astonished at the absolute quality of this guitar for 629 bucks. Plus Seymour' to boot. If your looking for a high quality affordable guitar THIS IS IT. At least go in and check it out you won't be sorry.
I bought the tobacco burst about three months ago after playing all different Gibson's. This guitar really rings out. There's nothing in this price range that even comes close. So if you're considering a Gibson, play this guitar for 5 min. and it'll change your mind and save you a lot of money.
I looked for over 6 months to find the perfect guitar and I found it. Not only is it priced right but the quality of this thing is at the end high spectrum of guitars. This guitar is the best guitar you can buy in this price range and maybe in every price range. The versatility of this thing is amazing, it goes from crisp cleans to overdrive, to full out distortion like a champ. The finish is incredible and pictures don't do it justice. Such a versatile guitar. The best guitar I've ever had. The sustain is my favorite thing about this guitar, it goes for days. I would never write a review unless the product really blew me away and this one did.
I was in the market for a les paul type guitar. I tried everything from no name to Gibson. One I kept playing was this ESP. It has the essential 3's... Playability, Hardware and Looks! Action is low, intonation was set, neck/frets perfect. Tuners, bridge, nut, pickups, switch, knobs all perfect and looks... great. If you have all the 3's you have yourself a quality guitar and DON'T waste time with a Epiphone this guitar is equal if not better to a Gibson. And The price is amazing! I would only say I would like to see this in a full thickness/non-contoured body. Yet this is lighter than a Gibson. All in all... GET ONE!!!
The ESP LTD EC 401 VF is a cool guitar, it has a very, very thick mahoganey body with a flame maple top. the flame maple top is really nice, it looks really good especially with the burst, and doesn't add a whole lot to the price unlike a Gibson, who's finish adds $400 to the guitar. The sound is very huge, similar to a Les Paul, it really screams, and has a big fat resonance, and sustain. Note it is very heavy, and would probably be uncomfortable to play on stage for a long time, but hey, tough it out, or get a stool. The playability is good, not quite as a good a a PRS, and it is pretty smooth playing. Overall really good guitar.
I bought this guitar thinking I was buying a good backup guitar to my PRS but, I was WRONG! This guitar is immaculate. I started off with buying a hellraiser thinking I would give the active pu a try but decided they were too metalish for me (don't get me wrong it is another great guitar just not for me). The Seymour Duncan�ۡ���s are perfect. They sound great from rock to country to anything other genres. The Grover tuner's stay intune forever. One thing to keep in mind is the guitar is quite heavy. The price on this guitar by no means reflects the quality. Flat out the price is amazing, the pu are amazing and everything else is. Now, get in your car, turn it on and go get this guitar.
For those who love playing hard rock, rock, blues, and jazz will absolutely LOVE this guitar. The Seymour Duncans have a beautiful tone, and can have a great distortion and clean. I play thrash metal too, and sounds GREAT on here. But metal players, be careful, because there are 22 frets. But other than that, this guitar has the sound of a guitar that would cost THOUSANDS more! Before buying a Gibson, take a look at this, and you will definitely thank you did.
I was trying to compare the various EC-401 models including Ec-401, Ec-401 with Floyd Rose, Ec-401FM, Ec-401VF. While most of them are pretty similar, the 401 VF is significantly different and it's similar sounding name can be quite misleading depeding on what you are looking for. When compared with the EMG 81/60 bearing Ec-401's, you will notice a slightly thicker and fuller U-shaped neck and a thicker and heavier body (the body lacks a cut on the backside edge closest to the player's abdomen). This in my opinion was done to make it more like a Gibson LP (of which I am a pretty devout player). This fretboard is only 22 and obviously the SD pickups are different (a la Gibson LP's qualities) rather than other 401's being a full 24. Overall this 401 VF is less metal and more suited toward blues, rock, and maybe jazz. In terms of quality it is up there with the Gibson LP Studio and higher end Epiphones like the Slash Signature. Since I was looking for ESP/LTD for a metal guitar, I went for the regular 401 instead. Just a little FYI for those interested.
I have been looking around at the Gibsons and Fenders for a while and I always saw these guitars at the local guitar center but never played one. Finally, I decided to try one and WOW. The tone from the Seymour Duncan pickups is awesome, the action, the finish all blew me away. This guitar smokes the epiphone les pauls that are similarly priced. I will be trading in my old axe for this one asap, hopefully for Christmas. If you havent played one, do it. You wont believe it.
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