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The LTD EC-256 takes many of the coolest aspects of our higher-end EC Series models, and offers them to you in a super-affordable guitar that's ready to rock. A classic shape that's excellent for all musical styles and genres, the EC-256 looks amazing with multiple binding on the body and headstock like you expect from high-quality guitars. Playing the EC-256 is also a dream come true, with set-neck construction for fast and easy access to the highest frets. The EC-256 also features a mahogany body, a comfortable and fast three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck, and a roasted jatoba fingerboard with flag inlays and 22 extra-jumbo frets.  This guitar features our acclaimed ESP Designed LH-150 humbucking pickups that offer great tone for all genres of music, and the tone flexibility of coil-splitting controlled by a push-pull switch on the tone knob.

Construction Set-Neck
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU ESP LH-150N
Bridge PU ESP LH-150B
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Ashari G.

When I saw this guitar I literally fell in love like no other guitar, it’s so perfect, it’s neck and fretboard are very quality and the paint on the body is also very high quality, it also sounds amazing, such a work of art. 

Chris  T.

Just got it today. I am 58 years old yet felt like a 12 year old on Christmas. I literally stared and admired the lines of the guitar for over an hour before I actually played it. Running my hands all over it it felt like a work of art it was so well constructed. I stared at it from every angle as if it was the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. I have had one high-end guitar in my life and this one has all the same qualities it had. all my other guitars have been pawnshops specials or purchased from friends. This  time I decided to treat myself and buy an ESP. it was the only guitar line I was willing to buy during this search I could not be happier .I played Deathmetal and such and I’ve always gone for the more extravagant body styles but this a beautiful guitar body style and color is Metal AF.

Chris  T.

I would just like to mention one more thing I noticed the guitar fretboard says roasted Jatoba? My foot board looks closer to black especially next to my other guitars watch other fretboard closer resembling the roasted Jatoba. My fretboard looks closer to black especially next to my other guitars watch other fretboard closer resembling the Jatoba. it actually looks WAY more better with this black satin finish. Is it possible you may have updated the fretboard color options since previous postings?

Fernando R.

I was a singer in many bands in my 20's and used to play our guitarists' instruments. I never owned a guitar. But since 2019 I have this awesome six string. I upgraded it with EMG pickups though. 

A great guitar, above the entry level for beginners but still at a reasonable price irange f you decide not to continue playing. 


April M.

This guitar is amazing, the neck, satin black paint, and everything else is just awesome

Carl N.

thanks for letting us know!

Kenneth H.

Do you know what country these are built in ?

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at or

Dan Schultz

Indonesia Great build quality on these as well!

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