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Open-Box ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups

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The ESP EC-401VF offers a mahogany body with a set mahogany neck, flamed maple top, 24.75" scale and 22 extra-jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard o...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) Get all the playability of ESP with classic looks.

The ESP EC-401VF offers a mahogany body with a set mahogany neck, flamed maple top, 24.75" scale and 22 extra-jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard on a thin-U neck. And a pair of DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary (B) & (N) pickups pushes killer tone down your signal path. A tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece anchor the strings to the body while LTD locking tuners keep everything cinched down and in-tune through heavy crunches and string-stretching leads.

FEATURES
Set-neck construction 
24.75" scale
Mahogany body
Flamed maple top
Mahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboard
42mm nut
Thin U neck contour
22 XJ frets
Chrome hardware
Grover tuners
Tune-o-matic bridge & tailpiece
DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary (B) & (N) pickups
Finish: LD, FCSB, TSB

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ESPLTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Rocker for the Price!

By RectifiedGTRz

from Knoxville, TN

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

    Received the guitar today and I was pleasantly surprise to see the quality of workmanship. This is my very first ESP guitar. The finish is great, the binding is great, there are no noticeable defects at all. Made in Indonesia and set up in USA, it really is a great guitar if you want a LP style guitar for a really nice price. I got this on a SDOTD sale and I really couldn't be happier. Seems more non-USA made factory guitars are coming out nicer than USA made ones.

    I was really pleasantly surprised in the Dimarzio Pickups. They have some good tone and good power right out of the box. I don't think I would be using this guitar for metal, but for rock/blues/hard rock it's perfect. I've bought and used the Tone Zone, Air Norton, PAF JOE, and HS3 from Dimarzio in the past. I rather prefer Duncans (Duncan Custom, '59, Seth Lover, Super Distortion) or Gibson's '57's but I am starting to like these Dimarzios.

    The setup out of the box isn't that bad, however I will be setting up this guitar tomorrow. The neck needs a truss rod adjust (most guitars which have been shipped do) and the pickups are not where I like them, and I can probably get a little more power out of them. Intonation, however, seems to be pretty darn good for shipping in a box. The flamed maple cap matches pretty well too (a lot of times you can get the flames mis-matched in the middle (the seam) and since I'm OCD, it bothers me a bit). The inlays look like abalone. I have found more imperfections in my LP than in this guitar.

    Bottom Line: Great guitar on a great price! If buying non-usa made doesn't bother you, pick it up now! 5 stars because you get a lot of BANG for the BUCK!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exceeded My Expectations

    By John

    from New Jersey

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Strings Hit Rear of Bridge

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

    MF had a great price on this on Columbus Day. Figured I would order and send back if no good. I didnt send it back!!! Only issue was the E strings hit the rear of the bridge. I restrung over the tailpiece and problem solved . Setup was done in the USA and unlike the the Epiphones where I'm not convinced an American checks the guitar - someone actually set it up!!!! Dimarzios are strong and require height adjustment to get the tone you want. Once set this guitar plays like butter and sounds great. Cant get the strings as low as I want due to buzz but if I had it set up professionally I'm sure it could be even better. Great for blues rock and real classic metal- may not be good for the mumbling growlers and screamos

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exellent road worthy guitar!

    By Allen

    from 41164

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

      These ltd guitars are way above anything else in the price range. These kill Epiphone LP's. Will be buying more of them as time goes on.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Great pickups, but horrible finish work!

      By Ron Proctor

      from Erie, PA

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Accidental sharp edges
      • Finish work a joke
      • Fret Board In Bad Shape
      • Paint flaws
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Firewood
      • Keeping in a closet
      • Practicing

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

      Finish work on mine was an absolute joke. So many flaws and even people who knew nothing about guitars spotted most of them. Pickups were hot and sounded good, but my USA Strat had much better tone when compared side by side. Make no mistake, this is a pretty bad guitar with very nice DiMarzios. Got it on sale at under five hundo, but now I realize that even two hundy would be too much to pay for this thing. Sad. Could have been great.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful,I love it.This one's a keeper

      By Johnny Bravo

      from Glenburn,Me.

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

        This is a great guitar for the money.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT GUITAR

        By BILLY

        from SAN JUAN, PR

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

          VERY NICE

          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          will not buy another guitar from you

          By doc

          from n.j.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Small Venues

          Comments about ESP LTD EC-401VF Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

          should have been set up properly

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