ESP LTD MH-401FR - See Thru Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Active Humbucking Pickups, and Floyd Rose Tremolo - See Thru Black
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A Beautiful Instrument for Technical Styles

ESP's LTD MH-401FR solidbody electric guitar delivers the options highly technical guitar players love, in a package that will look great on any stage. The guitar derives its sustain and tone from the neck-through construction and a pair of active EMG humbuckers. The Floyd Rose Special locking tremolo and Thin U neck profile deliver an effortless playing experience, and the quilt maple top with matching headstock adds a touch of class. The ESP LTD MH-401FR offers fleet-fingered guitarists an instrument that looks and plays equally at home in metal, fusion, rock, and more.

ESP LTD MH-401FR Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Bold sound
  • High performance
  • Stunning looks
Bold sound

The MH-401FR boasts the classic pairing of EMG 81 and 85 active humbucking pickups. These pickups carry a clear top end and huge lows that sound great for clean passages. The pickups are also well known for their high output and ability to conjure thick overdrive from any amplifier. The body woods deliver a combination of mahogany's warm midrange and maple's attack and sustain. And the 25.5" scale length gives each note a strong fundamental for punching through dense mixes, and sound great when down tuned.

High performance

Every aspect of this instrument is engineered for technical playing styles. The Thin U neck profile is fast under your fingers, joining the body with a sculpted heel that allows for easy high-fret access. And its 24 extra-jumbo frets offer maximum control. The simple volume, tone, and 3-way switch electronics package makes dialing in your tones a quick process. And the Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo system grants wide-ranging pitch control and solid tuning stability.

Stunning looks

The matching quilted maple on the top and headstock of this guitar are what separates the MH-401FR from other designs. While it excels at high-gain metal styles, the MH-401FR will look at home in any situation where fast playing is the order of the day. Single-ply white binding surrounds the body, fretboard, and headstock. And the offset block inlays help maintain a streamlined appearance for the fretboard. Sweetwater players of all genres love the sleek curves of the MH-401FR.

ESP LTD MH-401FR Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Solidbody electric guitar for fleet-fingered players
  • EMG 81 and 85 active humbuckers are clear and powerful
  • Floyd Rose Special locking trem delivers optimum pitch control
  • Stunning quilted maple top
  • Classic appointments including binding and offset inlays
The ESP LTD MH-401FR looks as good as it plays.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape MH
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Figured maple
Color See Thru Black
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Thin U
Radius 14"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Offset blocks, with 12th fret model number
Number of Frets 24 extra-jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Material Locking nut
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Special tremolo
Tuners Grover
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG active 85 humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG active 81 humbucker
Controls 1 x vol, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Manufacturer Part Number LMH401FRQMSTBLK

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Simply Amazing

Absolutely love this guitar. Sold my Gibson Les Paul Classic w/ EMGs (81, and 60) - and bought this guitar. Needed a locking tremolo set up for the songs I've been covering lately. Played an older model LTD in a well known guitar chain locally and really liked how the neck felt, and loved the brightness / presence. The MH-401FR came in the mail over the weekend (see through black) - very fast shipping, arrived perfectly set up and ready to go w/ D'addario 10s. Gorgeous finish, gorgeous guitar period. The weight is perfect, not too light or too heavy. Stamped w/ Made in Indonesia. Neck thru, high quality feel. Drove to practice, plugged into my Marshall JVM, jammed a few songs, and the band consensus is - this guitar sounds better than my Les Paul. I know it def. plays better. Still letting the sound sink in. I'm very picky. I can tell you the LTD has a brighter "tighter" sound. Think EVH / brown sound. The Les Paul is slightly warmer, w/ a "fuller" sound. Both have equally superb tone through my Marshall. The LTD is def. more present in the mix and cuts through better than the LP. And of course never goes out of tune, capable of dive-bomb / harmonic squeals that shake the walls. Don't take my word for it, get one yourself and find out. The amount of guitar you get for the price, it's a no-brainer.
Music background: 25+ years playing guitar
See also: Solidbody Guitars, ESP, ESP Solidbody Guitars