#1
Okay, I have pretty much narrowed down my next guitar to a 401. But, I wonder what the difference is between the two would I be paying 200 dollars more for just some abalone inlays? I am rather new to guitar specs, sorry if this is a stupid question.
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#2
I think the only difference is the 1000 has better hardware. It might also have better tonewood, but judging from the way LTD has been the past few years, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same wood.

There's like a bazillion EC models. Which ones in particular are you considering?
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#3
According to Guitar Center, they are pretty much identical. The only difference in specs is that the EC-1000 has a higher quality bridge and tuners.

If you're looking to save money, the EC-401 seems like the better choice. However, the EC-1000 has a lot more finishes to choose from if you're willing to pay a little more.
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#5
The Ec 401 in satin black is absolutely perfect for me, in my opinion. Perfect finish/hardware color, EMG's and a great price. I think that the 1000 is made out of mahogany, same as the 401. Same pups too. So it seems that it's that ridiculous looking abalone. The 1000 model is the BLK model.
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i keep asking my dad for wood. but he keeps getting annoyed (he's working on a house). and i'm too young to go outside.

#6
You could probably get an EC-1000 used for the same price as a new EC 401. There are some models without the abalone.
#7
But hey, a new bridge n' tuners aren't that pricey, and the stock ones can't be that awful.
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#8
But not the satin finish, I don't think, and if, it's got abalone.
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i keep asking my dad for wood. but he keeps getting annoyed (he's working on a house). and i'm too young to go outside.

#9
Yeah, there's two, I think with a satin finish. One has yellow binding. Most people on here just love that one... I'm not a fan of it. Then I think there's one more, but I'm not entirely sure.

EDIT: Only one.

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#10
Cool! Although I seriously don't want to hitch, I really don't dig that rim color *shrug*
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#11
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#12
Yeah, most people love it. But it's the only one, I think. The rest are gloss black. There is a gloss black one without abalone, though.
#13
EC-1000 are generally from Korea and EC-400/EC-401 from Indonesia or China. This is the reason in price difference and one would expect Korean-made are flawless. But I'd say Indonesian-made are equally good so I would go for EC-401 unless you are into a particular finish - black cherry for example has very beautiful abalone binding in EC-1000 while rather plain triple one in EC-401.
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#14
the 400's are measurably better than the 401's. i had a 400 then a 1000 then a 401.

honesty the 400 and 1000 were near identical, its the bling that is the main differenct. the 401 is a step down from the 400. IIRC the moved production sites, and the quality went down.

i never had all three at once, but i did have the 400 the longest. the 1000 i bought cheap and liked it and saw how similar it was to my 400, so i made some money. the 401 got sold at the same time as the 400. i moved onto jackson. then i got rid of the jacksons, and went to ibanez, where i am happy.

i honestly can't recommend the 401.
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