#1
EC-1000 SW

* Set-Neck
* 24.75” Scale
* Mahogany Body
* Mahogany Neck
* Rosewood Fingerboard
* 42mm Earvana Compensated Nut
* Thin U Neck Contour
* 24 XJ Frets
* Black Nickel Hardware
* ESP Locking Tuners
* Tonepros Locking TOM & Tail
* EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
* Finish: SW


This is for like £689...

and for about £570, nearly a £100 less


EC-401

* Set-Neck
* 24.75” Scale
* Mahogany Body
* Mahogany Neck
* Rosewood Fingerboard
* 42mm Earvana Compensated Nut
* Thin U Neck Contour
* 24 XJ Frets
* Black Nickel Hardware
* Grover Tuners
* TOM Bridge & Tail
* EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
* Finish: BLK, OW



Which would be better tobuy, they seem about the same to me.

This is for my second electric by the way.

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#3
think the deluxe is made of better parts, and in another country...


personally I'd get the deluxe, simply cuz it looks better, but heck, whatever floats your boat.


I don't the 401 is that much worse
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If you have the money, why not
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#5
It is a better quality, but there isnt as big a difference as I would've thought. Personally I'd go for the deluxe.

But nice choice for a 2nd guitar, i got an epi lp <_< as my 2nd many years ago
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#6
I wont be buying this for about a year when I'm planning to go off to Uni, I'm just planning far far ahead

I'm gonna need a new amp as well, my Vox is too big to take to uni, and I need something portable and I can take around and hopefully gig with

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#7
in a word, no.

the ltds lower down are fine. the higher models are basically the same guitars with original floyd roses, tuneomatics, fancier tuners ect, but still the same woods and a little bit better workmanship.

save the extra couple of hundred and get an esp standard, the difference really is worth it. you buy the lower ltd, and you will want a real esp soon enough, buy the deluxe, play an esp and you will feel shortchanged. Best advice you will get. they are not too much more expensive these days and that honeyburst finish on the ec model is very, very nice.

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in a word, no.

the ltds lower down are fine. the higher models are basically the same guitars with original floyd roses, tuneomatics, fancier tuners ect, but still the same woods and a little bit better workmanship.

save the extra couple of hundred and get an esp standard, the difference really is worth it. you buy the lower ltd, and you will want a real esp soon enough, buy the deluxe, play an esp and you will feel shortchanged. Best advice you will get. they are not too much more expensive these days and that honeyburst finish on the ec model is very, very nice.

all good things come to those who wait....


Low end LTDs are abysmal. The difference between a 400 series and a deluxe are quite distinguishable if you have both to try at the same time. Is it worth an extra £100, yes. Better wood, craftmanship and parts.
#9
You obviously know nothing about the ESP/LTD brand.

Quote by metaligeologist
in a word, no.

the ltds lower down are fine. the higher models are basically the same guitars with original floyd roses, tuneomatics, fancier tuners ect, but still the same woods and a little bit better workmanship.

save the extra couple of hundred and get an esp standard, the difference really is worth it. you buy the lower ltd, and you will want a real esp soon enough, buy the deluxe, play an esp and you will feel shortchanged. Best advice you will get. they are not too much more expensive these days and that honeyburst finish on the ec model is very, very nice.

all good things come to those who wait....
#10
I have an EC-500, which is basically the 401. I have no idea why they changed the name =S

Still, it's a great guitar for the price. If you go lower than this "401" series, you are literally throwing money away, unless you're not that advanced.

With the choice, go for the 1000. ESP basically sums up the differences between the ESP/LTD models:

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What is the difference between ESP and LTD models? For example, the ESP Truckster seems so similar to the LTD Truckster, but the price is significantly different!
ESP guitars are built in our main factory and custom-shop located in Japan. These are completely built and assembled by highly skilled craftsmen using the best parts & wood selection. LTD guitars are produced in our factories outside of Japan (currently Korea or Indonesia), and are manufactured in larger quantities using an assembly-line production method.

The EC-1000, is a better guitar due to the higher quality parts used (tuners, bridge etc.) and how it is assembled, but the 401 is still a good guitar. Try them both out and make up your own mind, as it is you that will be playing it and we can only give our opinions.
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