ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar  

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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 an Earvana compensated nut for improved intonation, ESP-style pearl inlays, and chrome hardware.

Features
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Mahogany back
  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 1.65" (42mm) Earvana compensated nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 22 XJ frets
  • Chrome hardware
  • Grover tuners
  • Tune-o-matic-style bridge and stop tailpiece
  • Seymour Duncan JB (bridge position)/'59 (neck position) Pickups
  • Two volume control/one master tone control, 3-way toggle switch
  • Case not Included
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.


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ESPLTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This one has it all

By Waterbug

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar:

I did a lot of researching before my purchase, and I only looked at ESP a little. When I picked up this guitar and actually played it - WOW was all I could say. One of the best set ups of Seymour Duncan pick ups. Pure full sounding rock tone all the way to twangy country. You can do anything you want with this guitar. Forget the Gibson and go with the ESP. Your wallet and your ears will thank you.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A MUST BUY!

By Denny

from Chicago, IL

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric 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.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

More like a Gibson than other EC-401's

By Jamen

from Philly

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar:

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.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My New Mainstay

By Brent

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar:

My wife bought this for me unexpectedly when were just browsing a local music store. It has great action, superior tone and looks like it costs 3-4 times the actual cost. I gigged with it the first night I bought it. I ran it into my Boss GT-6 and through my Fender Deluxe and was amazed! I own a Strat, a 335, a Takamine, and an Ibanez and this really tonally is superior. It's become my mainstay. It can growl or purr. I'd highly recommend it to jazz and blues types although I suppose ESP is known for shredders. Make no mistake, this is a versatile axe that should be in any gigging artist's arsenal.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why get the rest when you could get the best?

By Bagpiper321123

from Denver CO

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric 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.

(5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

almost perfect

By Frank

from Winter Haven, Florida

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar:

First thing i noticed when i picked it up was the weight; although les paul-shaped guitars are heavy, this model was lighter than the epiphone lp. the pick ups are great; lots of tone pumping from the Seymour Duncan. the only thing i find wrong with the guitar is that the groove for the cutaway is shallow, so soloing in the upper frets can be a little difficult

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent tone for a good price

By Andy K.

from Lorton VA

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar:

This guitar has the exact tone I've been looking for a few years now. The sound of compliments my amp perfectly; I have a Fender FM212R. Now this is an older FM212r than was is manufactured as of this being written, however the guitar sounds better on the newer FM212 R's. My favorite thing about this guitar would purely be the tone, I do not know how to put it any other way and it sounds so beautiful even on the stock strings which was what turned me on to it in the first place. I haven't spent much time on playing on the clean channel however my buddy, who is much more experienced has played it on the clean channel and it sounds so crisp and clean. This guitar has completely changed my world and way of playing for the better. So far no issues, other than the fact that the body digs into my chest when I play haha.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Axe

By Impressed

from Alexandria, VA

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar:

Was looking for something with a faster neck than my Les Paul while keeping the LP style, and this does the trick. The 59'/JB Seymour Duncan combo allows this to handle any genre/style you throw at it. The finish is beautiful, the neck is on the thin side, though it is heavy (about a pound or two heavier than a Les Paul). Great guitar for any genre you play, though if you like to go crazy on stage or have back problems, I would get something lighter.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blown away

By Vic

from hudson, nh

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BUY THIS

By Alex May

from NC, Garner

Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar:

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.

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