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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
Eduardo S.

these pickups are either normal size or f-spaced,tks

Carl N.

yes, those would be the kinds of spacing we use on our instruments, this one will be standard spacing 

Marcelo C.

This looks stunning. I assume this is a flamed maple veneer, but is it glued on top of a plain maple top or straight on top of the mahogany body? In other words, is there any thickness to the maple top or is it just the flamed veneer?

Marcelo C.

Another way to ask my question: is there a maple cap between the veneer and the mahogany body?

Carl N.

Hey Marcelo, this will just have a flamed maple veneer.  Hope this helps.

Dario M.

Hello, what’s Pole the spacing for the bridge pickup? Standard 48mm or  Trem spaced 52mm?

Carl N.

Hey Dario, these will have standard spacing, as there is no trem on this instrument.

Roberto B.

Ho acquistato un'altra LTD EC-256 poiché ne ho già una Made in Vietnam e ne sono molto soddisfatto. Purtroppo questa nuova chitarra è Made in China e la qualità non è nemmeno paragonabile a quella Made in Vietnam. Posseggo altre 2 Ltd, nessuna delle quali Made in China e devo dire di esserne soddisfatto. La mia prossima chitarra sarà un'altra Ltd, ma solo quando torneranno al sito di produzione precedente. Purtroppo la qualità cinese si vede tutta e questo mi dispiace molto, perché ho sempre reputato le Ltd delle ottime chitarre... fino al mio ultimo acquisto...

Todd B. ESP

Hello Roberto, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We take your honest feedback and use it to help make our products better. I'm glad to hear that you like your EC-256 which you previously purchased. However we are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with your most recent purchase. We will work on improving whatever we can and we thank you for contacting us.


Translation: I purchased another LTD EC-256 since I already have one Made in Vietnam and I am very satisfied with it. Unfortunately, this new guitar is Made in China and the quality is not even comparable to that made in Vietnam. I have 2 more Ltds, none of which are Made in China and I must say I am satisfied with it. My next guitar will be another Ltd, but only when they return to the previous production site. Unfortunately, the Chinese quality is visible and this is very sorry, because I have always considered the Ltd to be excellent guitars ... until my last purchase

Carl N.

Thank you for the information

jim o.

Why anyone would buy an Epiphone LP instead of this is a mystery to me.

Alexandre C.

Maybe they want not as good looking, shitty sounding and plastic feeling guitars... But yeah, no reason at all to not choose an EC over an Epiphone.

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