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An industrial strength guitar.
The ESP LTD EX-400 Electric Guitar has lots of muscle from a set neck, mahogany body, and EMG-81 (bridge) and EMG-60 (neck) active pickups. Traditional 24-3/4" scale. Rosewood fretboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. An Earvana compensated nut keeps it in tune everywhere on the neck. Grover tuners. Tune-o-matic-style bridge with stop tailpiece.
Reviewed by 48 customers
i just got this guitar a week ago. i traded an ltd ec400 for it. when you look at them, you see that they have the exact same hardware, pickups everything, so you would think same guitars just different shape right? wrong!!!! i couldn't be happier with the trade. the ex has so much better rythym tone and sustain. the only reason i gave a 4.5 is because mine had a pretty big knick on that back. but other than that, its simply the best-sounding guitar i've ever owned.
This is a great guitar! Very durable. I fell down a flight of stairs with it the other day and landed on it and it did more damage to me (I broke a rib) then I did to it (It only sustained a small scratch on the finish). It has a very heavy tone, and a comfortable neck. The neck is some what heavy but it doesn't bother me that much.
The ESP LTD EX-400 turned out to be exactly what I was looking for in a guitar. It's a very well-put-together, high quality, great, clean-sounding instrument that looks awesome to boot. My favorite features so far are the pickups and the bridge -- I have played this thing pretty hard almost every day for the last couple months and it's still in tune. I use this with a Marshall on the clean channel and a Boss Metalzone, and it sounds divine. I've never owned a better-sounding guitar.
This guitar kicks a**. I played one in black and it looked awesome. Great finish, great neck, great guitar in general. The neck is fast, you can shred, but you can also get bluesy sounds out of it like Clapton or Hendrix. All in all its a great buy for a great price, I havent bought it yet but I will be getting it soon!
You really can't go wrong with this guitar at all. The active pickups have a wide range for playing pretty much any style and the tone is phenominal. The body is also really lightweight. A lot of people complain that the neck is too heavy, but I can assure you that most of them are exaggerating. This guitar is totally sweet!!!
I just got this axe today and I love it. The EMGs are so powerful, I had to reset my amp. A lot of people say this can't be played standing up, but it's not true. It's a little neck-heavy, but not that bad. People are just sissies, I guess. The only thing I don't like is that there's only one volume knob. I like to have one for each pickup. It's quite a bit lighter than what I expected too. It's a great guitar and the closest you'll ever get to a Hetfield-style Explorer...
I got this guitar for my b-day. It was great. The fit and finish are very good. The guitar was well set-up right out of the box. The action is just right. As with all "pointy" guitars, take care and dont hit the points on anything. You have to be extra careful with this on. It has a very long body. The tone from the stock pickups has been awesome. I usually change them out but, this time I think i'll leave these in.My only issue is I noticed a crack in the paint right at the neck joint on the day I got it. It hasnt effected the playability of the instrument.
This guitar is made well, and sounds quite nice, but you simply cannot play it standing up with any comfort or ease. The neck of the guitar is so heavy that if you let it go while standing with a strap, it will hit the floor.
I used to own the diamond plate version of this guitar and it was excellent except for one thing. I will talk about the pros first. It sounded great and intonated very well, the neck was very nice, and it looked awesome. The cons, (i have only one)it was neck heavy which made standing and playing very uncomfortable. The fact that its neck heavy sealed its fate for me i had to get rid of it. I also didnt like the fact that it did not have 24 frets and a floyd rose but thats just personal preference and not neccesarily a con. But being neck heavy is.
I got this guitar today from a friend of mine and it's amazing. The emg's especially. The 81 in the bridge gives you great harmonics and a really edgy sound. The 60 in the neck is awesome for sweeping. Both of the pickups just make the whole thing sound amazing. Plus, the guitar is lightweight, so you can hold it for a while without getting tired. I would suggest getting cliploks on this, simply because they look awesome with it and they protect it. I play it through my line6 combo amp and it's amazing. You can get any sound from TDWP to Hawthorne Heights to KillSwitch Engage with just the flip of a swith and a turn of a knob.