(U.S. Only)

The EC-256FM is the perfect evidence that a great guitar doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive. A classic shape that's excellent for all musical styles and genres, the EC-256FM is available in multiple finishes and offers features that you normally associate with high-end guitars, like a flamed maple top, binding on the body, neck, and headstock, and set-neck construction for fast and easy access to the highest frets. The EC-256FM also features a mahogany body, a comfortable three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck, and a roasted jatoba fingerboard with 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 Chrome
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU ESP Designed LH-150N
Bridge PU ESP Designed 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
Gage P.

Can you put Ernie Ball Power Slinky strings on the ec 256 fm?

Carl N.

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Gage P.

I have an EC 256 FM and I don’t know which direction the switch needs to be for rhythm or lead guitar, I also don’t know which knob controls the neck or bridge pickup either. Can someone help me out?

Carl N.

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Hey, I'm wanting to put Schaller Locking tuners in my Ec-256 FM, do you Know which tuners will fit? Looking at the website the M6 135 look like the best option but what post will fit? Thanks

Carl N.

All aftermarket tuners will vary slightly and may require modifications in order to fit and function properly on your instrument.  If you are unfamiliar with this kind of work I would advise that you have a professional technician perform this type of modification for you to avoid any unwanted damage to your instrument.

Matthew G.

Is this guitar the same size as the EC-10?

Carl N.

all EC instruments will have the same general shape, though some specifications between models may vary

Conrad F.

Hello, what is the difference between EC-256FM  and EC-256?  The 2020 new models like See Thru Black Cherry  not have "FM". Whats mean FM?  Thanks.

Carl N.

FM = Flamed Maple

Hope this helps!

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