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ESP LTD EX-400 Electric Guitar

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The ESP LTD EX-400 Electric Guitar has a black diamond-plate finish and lots of muscle from a set neck, mahogany body, and EMG-81/60 active pickups. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Industrial-strength looks and performaance.

The ESP LTD EX-400 Electric Guitar has a black diamond-plate finish and lots of muscle from a set neck, mahogany body, and EMG-81/60 active pickups. Traditional 24-3/4" scale. Rosewood fretboard with 22 extra jumbo frets. An Earvana compensated nut puts it in tune everywhere on the neck. Grover tuners. Tune-o-matic-style bridge with stop tailpiece.

FEATURES
Construction: Set Neck
Scale: 24.75"
Body: Mahogany with black diamond plate
3-piece maple neck
Rosewood fretboard
22 extra jumbo frets
Dot inlays with name at 12th fret
EMG-81/60 active pickup set
Volume, tone, 3-way toggle controls
Black hardware
Earvana compenated nut
Grover tuners
Tune-o-matic-style bridge with stop tailpiece

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5.0

(based on 33 reviews)

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Reviewed by 33 customers

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5.0

Incredibly sexyness

By The Crow

from Victorville, CA

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I found this guitar at a local shop and my friend has the EX-50 model and thought I would have some fun with this one, see if the EMG's really made a difference. When I first picked up, I noticed that it was really light and the body fit comfortabley while stand or sitting. The fretboard was amazing, the action and intonnation were spot on, it was perfect. The strings that were on that specific guitar were a little dull, but a quick change to some D'Addario 11's would fix that completely. After futzing around with it, I finally just bought it; now this is where some of the bad things come in. The EMG's are amazing with overdriven riffs...but when you get to clean they just clash a lot, and it kind of makes it a little annoying. Also, the pick-up switching is very linear, high and low...that's basically it. The only other complaint is that sometimes it's hard to find the right position on the bridge to palm-mute with. Oh yea, this thing pulls out harmonic pinches like nothing, it's beautiful.

 
5.0

Awesome guitar

By G3308win

from Willoughby, Ohio

Can't beat this guitar for the money. Played great out of the box, the only change I made was heavier gauge strings. Guitar is set up for hard rock/metal. Set neck is almost like a neck-thru, not a big block like a Gibson. The thing basically plays like glass. I prefer playing it over my Gibson Les Paul majority of the time. The quality on this guitar exceeds that of an entry level Gibson explorer, its very impressive. Also, the Treadplate finish is anodized aluminum, not plastic. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone seeking a gibson explorer, who is short on cash, and wants a high quality guitar.

 
5.0

Great guitar i just got it

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is such a rad guitar that i just got about a month ago. Awesome sound out of the emg's and it's real loud, too. A very fast neck for nice playability and shredding. the only drawback of this guitar is it doesn't have a very great clean sound. this will be my metal guitar only. right now i'm looking into a gibson lp for a more versatile guitar. if you're looking for a real rad metal guitar look no further, it definitely pulls it off better than any other guitar i've played.

 
5.0

The best guitar ever

By boardboy7000-mfg.r

from La Crosse, WI

If you like metal you should buy this guitar. Tt has great sound for all types of metal even acustic. It is a little to heavy on the head but for the value it is worth the disadvantage.

 
5.0

Wow

By Ryan-vUv9N

from Coram

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This guitar is great, this is my back up guitar for my band. The pickups that comes with it are great, but I put the EMG-81 EMG-85 combo in it, it sounds great, fast playabilty. Very nice guitar.

 
5.0

good buy

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Amazing guitar. Extremely high output. A few notes: it is slightly neck heavy. And where the screws held the diamond plate down the holes had really rough edge. Really rough on the arm.

 
5.0

Extreme EX

By Mtlman85

from Wisconsin

Overall this guitar just rules. With the EMG-80's and its fast playing capability, this guitar is a metal head's dream.

 
5.0

Great Buy

By EvilAwaits

from Orange County California

I bought this guitar about a year ago and I will say it's a great buy and worth every penny. I own 2 other guitars that cost twice as much as this guitar and to tell you the truth I play this guitar more than any of them. My band has only had 15 shows but I have used this guitar for most of them. The sound you get out of those EMG's along with that big body it has is absolutely great.

 
5.0

James Hetfield's Axe of Choice

By LTDream

from Rutherford, NJ

I got this guitar about a year and a half ago, and I must say: never have I been more impressed at not only the beauty of the guitar (It truly is a Metalhead's dream guitar), but the clarity and power of the EMG 81s. One small note however: if you DO get this guitar, and you're not all too interested in taking care of the Active Pickups that come with it (Replacing the nine volt from the back of the guitar every 6 months is a bad choice), I would suggest putting in something passive, like a Seymour Duncan Distortion or a Dimazio Super Distortion. Overall, you couldn't go wrong with this beautiful, powerful guitar.

 
5.0

true metalhead

By true metalhead

from san antonio, TX

emg 81's give out high overdrive and pickup my pinch harmonics better than any guitar i own.truly sizzlin.

 
5.0

Kinda Clumsy

By Showman8904

from Pittsburgh, PA

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This guitar is a serious metal machine. It gives out great distortion. It isn't balanced very well, and sometimes it crashes into things and gets scratched. But it is still a good guitar. Be careful, though.

 
5.0

Review

By itsnicktime

from san antonio, TX

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this guitar gives you the sound that you want at a price that you can afford, it is perfect for a sound like metallica, slayer, or pantera. it's a metallica fan's dream guitar!!!

 
5.0

Best guitar ever made

By Showman8904

from Pittsburgh, PA

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If you buy this guitar, you will not only look cool, but sound cool. Adds great sound to any setup and will blow away any other guitar. It has great pickups and sounds good no matter what.A great guitar for any metal or rock player, and will make you never want to set it down.

 
5.0

Awesome O_O

By Kevin Tucker

from Pahrump, Nevada

This guitar is the best guitar I have ever owned. I mean its not this one, but I own a ESP EX 50, only difference between them is the looks. But they are the best if you want to play some rock, punk and MetallicA songs! Best Evah =OD 0o

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Lord of the foul

from norway

I've owned this guitar for a month now, and let me tell you this is one of the most solid guitars I have ever played and the price isn't goin to make you go broke eithier if you get the chance to buy this exceptional guitar go for it she'll treat you right!

 
5.0

Sorta like mine

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have the discontinued model, the EX- 102 with Duncan Designed pickups in it. this guitar is by far my favorite. its a little neck heavy, but thats really no big deal. i play in a melodic death/black metal band and this guitar is perfect for it. i would have it no other way.

 
5.0

the worlds best guitar

By GuitarHero3417

from lincoln university, pa

this guitar is insane!!! i have had this gitar for about a year and a half and it is the best guitar i own. the only setback is that the emgs run on a battery, but they last a very long time. if you are into metal and you want a guitar that will last a long time then this is the guitar for you

 
5.0

LTD's best

By Master of Puppets-s1zUl

from pittsburgh

I've had this guitar for 3 weeks and I cant stop playing it. The sound is just unbelievable. I've played the Ex 100 and there is a big difference. This guitar got the metallica sound for an unbelievable price. I've tuned it once since I had it because of the earvana compresant nut and the grover tuners. In my opinion this guitar is as good as an esp if not better. It has great playing action and is very easy to play.

 
5.0

Beautiful!!

By MusicMaker-X3q05

from Yarmouth, N.S.

Awesome, Just Awesome... this guitar has one of the best sounds I've ever heard for metal and Rock. I also have a Santana SE loaded with EMG81-85 Active set, and this guitar beats it in many ways. Got an great metal sound, and an even better clean, evens out perfectly. It is a little top heavy, but thats something to get used to. Awesome job ESP!!!

 
5.0

Amazing

By Jerry325

from Ohio

This is easily the best guitar I've ever played, and you'll never beat the price. The pickups are really nice in this one, the 81 gives great distortion and the 60 gives great clean tones. I've played a Squier before this and theres so much difference between the two. I'd recomend this to a play who likes a versatile guitar and has been playing anywhere from six months up and is looking to upgrade.

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