ESP LTD EC-401 - Olympic White

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Olympic White
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ESP LTD EC-401 - Olympic White image 1
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Hit Your Amp with Serious Tonal Aggression

With the ESP LTD Eclipse EC-401 solidbody electric guitar plugged into your amplifier, you're primed for pure rock fury. You get eternal sustain from the Eclipse's set-neck design, which keeps it resonating longer than bolt-on designs. And you've got powerful, articulate tone on demand thanks to Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups. From chiming cleans to growling high-gain tones, this guitar covers a lot of tonal territory. Find out why some of the most aggressive guitarists choose ESP - get your LTD Eclipse EC-401 from Sweetwater today.

ESP LTD Eclipse EC-401 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • ESP's Eclipse body style blends classic looks with modern performance
  • EMG humbucking pickups are a solid foundation for hard rockin'
  • ESP LTD - a huge value with ESP quality
ESP's Eclipse body style blends classic looks with modern performance

Nothing screams hard rock like ESP's timeless Eclipse body style. The extra mass of this single-cutaway design gives the Eclipse EC-401 truly epic sustain, whereas its slightly arched top provides you with comfortable hand positioning, no matter your picking style. Add to that a super-sharp cutaway, which gives you open access to the Eclipse EC-401's upper frets, and you're totally ready to shred.

EMG humbucking pickups are a solid foundation for hard rockin'

Hard rockers and aggressive players have turned to EMG active pickups for years, for their amazing tone, exceptional dynamic response, and reliable performance. You get EMG 60 and EMG 81 humbucking pickups in the Eclipse EC-401, ready to sound as clean or as mean as your style calls for.

ESP LTD - a huge value with ESP quality

ESP LTD guitars was created to bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line of instruments feature premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye for detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars, by some of today's biggest guitar heroes, shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you're looking for the perfect rock or metal guitar, you need to check out ESP LTD Guitars.

ESP LTD Eclipse EC-401 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic-looking electric guitar with exceptional sustain and aggressive tone
  • Thin "U" profile makes the mahogany neck play fast and smooth
  • Dual EMG pickups give you aggressive tone, hot output, and excellent note definition
  • Tonepros locking TOM bridge/tailpiece give you dependable tuning stability and intonation
  • Set-neck construction gives you long-lasting sustain and excellent articulation

Rock like you mean it, with the ESP LTD Eclipse EC-401!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Eclipse
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Color Olympic White
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape Thin "U"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 13.7" Radius
Number of Frets 24, extra-jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material Molded
Bridge/Tailpiece TOM bridge/tailpiece
Tuners Grover tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG 60 humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG 81
Controls 2 x volume, master tone, 3-way selector
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number LEC401OW

Customer Reviews

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Can't beat it for the price!!!

Just received my EC-401 and cannot say enough about how impressed I am with it. I got this guitar because I gave my EC-330 to my daughter and that was my back-up guitar, my main guitar is a white 73 Les Paul custom. So after unboxing it I was very pleased with the set up right out of the box. The fit and finish on the guitar are stunning and it plays like a dream and the EMG's sound much better than the ESP actives that are in the EC-330. I will be playing this guitar out as a backup and as my main guitar at gigs I wont bring my Les Paul to. This guitar plays as good if not better than guitars way above this price point. If this guitar was stolen at a show I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one!

Buy this guitar

It's a machine not a guitar! Sustain,tone,EMG's,set neck! Only question was why not locking tunners,but ok no problem. U can't go wrong.

Excellent Buy

As a player of American Standard Strats and Les Pauls for the past 18 years, I was looking for my first "active pickup" guitar. I wanted more of Metallica sound. Sure you could argue that a $2,000 Gibson has a slightly better feel to it, but for the price this is a fantastic buy. The pickups sound great and the setup from Sweetwater was perfect. The only thing I second guess is that the fret heights on this guitar are higher than I'm used to. Maybe that's just a personal thing and that many people really prefer higher's not a bad thing, just different than I'm used to. If you're used to smaller frets (such as on a Strat or Les Paul) it wouldn't be a bad idea to try one of these out in a store first to get a feel for them. I would totally buy this guitar again, though.
Music background: 18 years
See also: Solidbody Guitars, ESP, ESP Solidbody Guitars