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ESP LTD EC-401VB Electric Guitar - Vintage Black

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  • Mahogany body given a slick, Vintage Black finish with gold binding
  • Thin U mahogany neck offers comfortable playing feel
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 24 XJ frets
  • EMG-81 and EMG-60 active humbuckers provide articulate ESP tone
  • Grover tuners uphold tuning integrity at the headstock
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for better sustain and resonance
  • The ideal electric guitar for playing metal and rock
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

Delivery on orders below £75 are charged at £4.45!

Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

Delivery above 30kg to ANY location will vary according to weight and will be indicated at the checkout

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The ESP LTD EC-401VB Electric Guitar offers unrivalled style and performance. Loaded with two EMG pickups, the ESP certainly packs a punch, while the dazzling gold trim and hardware contrast against the sleek vintage black finish.


Crafted from solid mahogany, the ESP EC-401 provides rich, full tones with a perfect balance of low and high-end frequencies. Being a high-quality tonewood, mahogany is a strong, durable material that is likely to sound better as it matures. The finish of the EC-401VB is an eye-catching blend of black and gold that is sure to attract the attention of all who stand before it.

The ESP EC-401 includes a Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, which allows for better string and intonation adjustment.


The neck of the EC-401 is built from mahogany and carved to the rounded Thin U specification that offers enhanced playability and comfort. A rosewood fingerboard with 24 XJ frets allow for fluid progressions and transitions. The ESP headstock also retains the stylish black and gold scheme, and includes gold-plated Grover Tuners that offer improved tuning precision in a 3-a-side formation.


The ESP EC-401 is fitted with two EMG pickups that provide excellent tonal variety, with plenty of gain. An EMG 81 in the bridge position offers intense outputs, while the EMG 60 in the neck position offers enhanced clarity with a distinctive crunch. Both pickups can be controlled by the tone and volume knobs, and toggled with the 3-way selector.

ManufacturerESP LTD
Model NameEC-401
Model NumberEC-401VB
Body MaterialMahogany
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
No. of Frets24 XJ
Pickup ConfigurationHH
PickupsEMG-81 Humbucker
EMG-60 Humbucker
ControlsBridge Volume
Neck Volume
Master Tone
3-Way Pickup Toggle Switch
Hardware FinishGold
FinishVintage Black
Customer Reviews
All out metal machine!
Posted on 16/07/2013 by . Plain and simple, this guitar is built to play metal. With the EMGs, it has some amazing metal sounds, along with some surprisingly nice clean tones. Overall, buy this guitar if you're looking for a mid-ranged fast, metal guitar, that also happens to look stunning.

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