#1
Hey guys, brand new to the forum... so sorry if this is in the wrong place.

But anyways, can anybody tell me the difference between the ESP LTD EC-401 and the ESP LTD EC-1000?

Here are the EC-401 specs:

Set-in mahogany neck
24-3/4" scale
Mahogany body
Mahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboard
1.65" (42mm) Earvana compensated nut
Thin U Neck contour
24 XJ frets
Black Nickel Hardware
Grover Tuners
Tune-o-matic-style bridge and stopbar tailpiece
EMG-81 active (bridge position) /EMG-60 active (neck position) pickups
Two volume controls/one master tone control, 3-way toggle switch
Case not included

and here are the EC-1000 specs:

Mahogany body Mahogany neck
24-3/4" set neck
Thin U neck contour
Rosewood fretboard (ebony on vintage black)
Abalone flags plus the model name at the 12th fret
42mm Earvana Compensated Nut
24 extra jumbo frets
TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge
Genuine EMG 81/60 pickups (Seymour Duncan JB/59 set on amber sunburst model)
ESP locking tuners
Black hardware (gold on black and vintage black, chrome on amber sunburst)

The only difference I'm seeing is the Abalone flags on the EC-1000 while the EC-401 does not have that. I don't know what these are, can anybody clear this up for me? And would it be worth it to go for the 1000 over the 401? or vice versa?
#2
The EC-1000 is well worth the extra money for sure. It may not look like more from the specs but it is built better, uses higher quality hardware and better wood. If you sit down and play both you can tell the differences. The 401 will first of all just feel cheaper and not only that but won't sound or play nearly as good as the 1000.
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#3
the abalone flags are the fret inlays. usually used on the EC-1000 series
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#4
The EC 1000 are amazing, while I have played a couple 401's the 1000 are just better quality and an overall better instrument, plus now you can find a used one for a pretty great price. sorry for being biased to the 1000. just play them both and see which one fits you.
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#5
The EC-1000 is more expensive; you get what you pay for pretty much.
Yes the only obvious difference is the abalone (which I might add, looks amazing). Great guitar imo.

As was said in the above post, go and play them.
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#6
THE LOGO THE LOGO! THEY BROUGHT BACK THE OLD LOGO!

I am getting this, that is pure sexy, I love Kramer.