ESP LTD EC-401 - Vintage Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Black
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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 EMG 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 Vintage Black
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 LEC401VB

Customer Reviews

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I've been playing esp and Jackson for the longest time because of the quality. Nothing short of amazing. This guitar fits perfectly in the hard Rock writting process, and feels amazing. 24 frets, egg 81 85 humbuckers, less Paul body, and is very light. Excellent quality.

Great guitar

Its hard to find a decent guitar these days at a affordable price right. Well look no further cause this thing screams play me the neck is smooth and fast the emg's sound awesome I bought one on sale it was see through black, I have had a lot of guitars in the past and and this one is just fantastic I play on a daily basis and it stays in tune and is just a great guitar to play get one you won't be sorry:)


This guitar is something for sure. The action was a LITTLE too low when I got it (had to adjust the bridge to stop dead notes/fret buzz on the first couple of frets). Otherwise, the technicians took care of me extremely well.As far as playability, this guitar is so versatile. I know ESP is known for the metal genre...I don't play metal. I play alternative rock/pop and plugged this in through a Line 6 Spider III half-stack...and it brought out some tasty riffs for sure. I recommend this guitar to anyone from beginner to advanced. I think for someone serious with music and learning or playing guitar, this is the perfect guitar to start with that won't set off the dreaded "I got way better and i'm stuck with this crappy Squier guitar so I need to buy a NEW guitar.
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