Model

EC-256FM

COBALT BLUE

$449.00

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 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, a roasted jatoba fingerboard with inlays and 22 extra-jumbo frets, and great-sounding ESP Designed LH-150 pickups. Available in Dark Brown Sunburst, See Thru Purple Sunburst and Cobalt Blue finishes.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Neck
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Top
Flamed Maple
Neck
3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
COBALT BLUE
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
Vol/Vol/Tone(P/P)/Toggle Switch
Strings
D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
EC GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
YabbieBell

Hi,

i absolutely love this guitar, but have realised that there is wax in the humbuckers, is this my fault or is this normal?

YabbieBell

The white stuff in the circular area (don’t know what it is called sorry)

Aditya

Hi!

I really want to buy this guitar.

Had an opportunity to play it a while ago.

But what bugs me is the warning on the guitar which says it contains Titanium dioxide particles and Methanol which may cause cancer and reproductive issues. Should I be really worried about this? Is there anything I can do so that I can get rid of the Titanium dioxide and methanol on this guitar somehow or take some safety measures?

Thanks.

YabbieBell

I have an acoustic with the same warning, different brand tho, Butler used it for years and I’m fine. It’s probably just a warning as it may cause cancer, but it isn’t a big deal, as only California are looking into this, and no other places

Aditya

Yeah! I hope so! It's crazy how many guitars have this warning these days! I bought the guitar and its a good buy for the money!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Aditya, Hope you like the guitar!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Aditya, For items sold in California all businesses are required to report miniscule amounts of elements which the state of California lists on their Proposition 65 list for carcinogens.

Exposure by inhalation or contact is not likely on an electric guitar. Swallowing or ingesting any guitar parts is not recommended.

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.

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