LTD EC-401

LTD EC-401

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EC-401, LP-Shaped Guitar from LTD in the Standard EC series.

4 user reviews
Prices starting at $799 Average price: $799

LTD EC-401 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: LTD
  • Model: EC-401
  • Series: Standard EC
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 09/07/2011

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LTD EC-401 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Percolardon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-401
- Made in Korea (Indonesia on Vintage Black)
- Mahogany body
- Set neck 24 frets mahogany
- Rosewood fingerboard, jumbo frets
- Benchmarks by pearled "flags" inlaid with model name at 12th fret
- EMG-81 and EMG-60 active electronically
- Mechanical oil bath (self-blocantes were more mechanical, even for this price range)
- Stop bar tailpiece and bridge Tune-O-Matic
- Black nickel hardware


Trouble free use, this guitar is a real pleasure to play. I was sawn to see that it is lighter than my Squier Stratocaster! on the other hand I think the position of the microphones (tight enough between the two) does not make the game shred, especially palm-muting.


I play mostly modern metal granted Drop C. The combination of EMG 81 + 60 is ideal for this style of play. Having found the EMG 81 too "synthetic" I changed the pickup to a Seymour Duncan Blackout 1B. The mixture of the two microphones is perfectly: I have all the precision and sharpness of EMG60 combined heat and the huge gain of Blackout. Therefore ideal configuration for modern metal.


I use it for 2 months now. I love the Les Paul style with a dark version of bourrinne acastillage. I tried a lot of style, but this slight scratches with microphones that send puree is great for modern metal. For the vintage metal I rather recommend the version with Seymour Duncan or DiMarzio.

RodTheMod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good metal guitar!"

LTD EC-401
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The neck is nice and fast.
Access to treble is good.
Les paul type body is pleasantly reworked. I saw a lot of opinions that claimed that the guitar was heavy ... It has made me laugh! My Fender telecaster deluxe 72 is almost twice as heavy! Anyway ... A little lift cast guys!


The EMG 81 is excellent for metal. You must love the coldness of EMG, certainly ... Personally I quite like!
The EMG 60 has really surprised me in regard to clean! Whether to clean the Fade to black or a more bluesy clean, it is convincing! So yes, the EMG are not the kings of clean, we agree, but it serves its purpose well, especially for small metal ballads, and the interest of LTD is here! We never saw BB King or Clapton on LTD? If?


A good quality / price ratio,
good finishes,
a very appealing small boils,
magic EMG (for lovers of this type of sound or people warned ...).

A good choice I do it again!

IsGodPage's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-401
Made in Indonesia
Fixed bridge, Tune-o-Matic.
Bolt on Mahogany, item by "flags", Rosewood.
24 frets, EMG 81 (neck) and 60 (bridge)
Three pots, two volume control and a tone.


<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> The neck is super comfortable, made for fast games, the slides very well painted.
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> Having played on a Start copy so far, the weight of this guitar (Les Paul shape) has caused me some concern. It is indeed quite heavy compared to what I experienced before. Despite a massive head, the ergonomics are excellent, both for the game than sitting upright.
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> Like all Les Paul, access to acute're excellent.
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> The pickups are good, so the resulting sound is excellent too.


<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> The major advantage of this guitar is its sound. The EMG 81 is a total killer when it comes to Metal / Hard Rock. It is most accurate, the output level is extra. For other styles, the 60 should be enough.
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> The sound varies, in fact, for an ESP LTD, the Eclipse 401 is still quite versatile, we can easily switch sounds crystallin, fats, passing through the saturated (for the fans)
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> So the guitar is carved for metalheads, Hard rocker ... (Whether to call them)


<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> I had this guitar a week ago. Not having tested in store, I doubted a little before trying it. After use, I do not regret my choice.
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> I played a few guitars before this one (Lag, Ibanez, multiple copies ...) and I much prefer my LTD, it goes without saying ...
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> The feature I like most about this guitar is certainly its sound. The neck suits me well. Only problem, his weight, because let's face it us, it is heavy.
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> THE price / quality ratio is excellent, when we see what she has in her stomach.
<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span> I certainly would do that choice.

ThomasMC's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent value for money"

LTD EC-401
Made in Indonesia


# Body mahogany table with curved
# Mahogany neck
# Rosewood
# 24 XJ frets
# Scale Length 24.75 "
# 2 x EMG 81/60 active pickups
# Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone with 3-position selector
# Black nickel hardware
# Grover
# Earvana compensated Nut
# Tune-o-matic tailpiece with
# Color: Olympic White


I think the neck is very nice for all that is shred, tapping, and other it suits me, the grip is good and access to treble niquel!
The guitar is a little heavy but well balanced and the depression in the abdomen is comfortable! I had a guitar shaped Start before you need a little time to adjust but once you get used to the shape and weight is no longer a problem!


This is a typed guitar metal, EMG will only remember him. For sounds cleans, EMG 60 gives not too bad, with a good setup and a little reverb, it manages to have a little heat.
In crunch, it's harder to get something right, it lacks clarity, the EMG 60 gives too severe and 81 is not comfortable, it sounds a bit messy.
If you push a little gain to go toward more distal granules, the EMG play in their courses, it sounds to hell.
For the rhythm parts, I use both pickups otherwise it is a bit flat without the 60, however for leads or solos, I only use the 81 for potato!

I would say that the guitar did what it was made: it records sounds in rock / metal and I must admit that her style she is doing extremely well for me.


I use it for almost a year with my band on a Randall RG 100 G3 with a Boss ML-2 and it sounds!
Properly adjusted, it does very well what we want: for the metal and the small quiet passage, it suits me perfectly!
I hesitated with a lot of other brands of model (Jackson, Ibanez, Epiphone ...) but given its features, I think she stood out: I love almost everything about this guitar!

I would do without hesitation choice!
Value for money excellent!
I recommend to all good rockers or metalheads
(Especially if the other guitarist in a guitar black type LP ^ ^!)

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