YabbieBell

Hi, I have 2 questions;

1) I just got this guitar in Sydney, Australia and it doesn’t have the ‘flag’ on the 12th fret, but has the Ec 256 thingy on the headstock, is this still a legit guitar?

 

2) where was this guitar made? MIM? MIA? MIJ?

thanks

Joseph S.

You’re very lucky. It’s one of the originals before they switched factories to Indonesia. Probably Korea made?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Joseph, we did not make these in Korea.

YabbieBell

Also is it normal for the volume knobs to be really high off the body? I like it and it works perfectly fine, I just haven’t seen that before

Todd B. ESP

Hi YabbieBell, Yes it is normal because there is an arch on the body shape so the knob has to sit high enough to clear the higher side of the arch shape and will appear to be higher on the bottom side of the arch (hope this makes sense).

YabbieBell

And the guitar I got is much brighter in colour, is that normal? I really like it and it feels great to play

Todd B. ESP

Hi YabbieBell, Yes colors can vary slightly depending on original wood color and production time. Glad you like it.

Todd B. ESP

Hi YabieBell, yes your guitar is our most recent version. We have not updated our website photo yet but are working on it. Depends on your serial number, but it will say the country where it was made on the back of the headstock. We have made that model in Vietnam, China and Indonesia, not Korea. Yes colors can vary slightly, and it's normal for the knobs to be  high off the body because of the arch shape. We hope you like it!

YabbieBell

Yeah it’s made in China, great guitar, highly recommended if low budget!

Todd B. ESP

Hi YabbieBell, thanks for confirming that. Glad to hear how much you like it!

Yiğit A.

Hello, Im looking to buy an ec series guitar and thinking between a 256 and an older 401fm model. What does the 401 ones offer over the 256 models? Thank you in advance.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Yigit, The 400 series model would come with higher end pickups like EMG or SEymour Duncan, as well as Grover tuners. Other than that they are pretty similar build.

Muhammad F.

Hi. I just bought a ec 256 fm cobalt blue. And it's made in China. And it doesn’t have the “ec 256” on hr 12th fret. While my ec 256 lemon drop from Vietnam has it. Is it normal? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Muhammad, Yes this is normal. In the past we put our model name inside a block at the 12th fret. Last year we changed this and so now all our guitars have the model name on the truss rod cover and not on the 12th fret.

Kingrazor

Are the pickups ceramic or alnico? If alnico, which magnet type (2, 5, etc)?

Todd B. ESP

Hello Kingrazor, These pickups are ceramic.

Agustin B.

Hi, I would love to buy this guitar but I live in Argentina and buying a guitar here is like hell. Could you help me to find a store to buy it at it's original price?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Agustin, Sorry to hear this. Please contact your nearest distributor to  help you locate the instrument you are looking for.

Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors