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NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

Extended range guitars don’t have to cost an arm and a leg to be great. The LTD EC-257 (seven-string) and EC-258 (eight-string) guitars are affordable for just about any musician, and allow you to explore the depths of lower pitches for today’s modern sounds in metal, progressive rock and more. The EC-257 features a set of acclaimed ESP Designed LH-150 pickups, with a push-pull coil tap on the tone knob, and a TOM bridge and tailpiece. The EC-258, outfitted with a hardtail LTD fixed bridge, includes ESP Designed LH-308 pickups for this 8-string guitar that goes all the way down to F# in standard tuning. Both guitars offer comfortable mahogany bodies, three-piece mahogany necks, and roasted jatoba fingerboards with 22 extra-jumbo frets. Both are available in Black Satin finish.

Construction Set-Neck
Scale 26.5" Baritone
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Nut Width 54mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge LTD Fixed
Neck PU ESP Designed LH-308N
Bridge PU ESP Designed LH-308B
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL140-8 (.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.054/.064/.074)
Case Included N
Adam Y.

Picking one of these up shipping out tomorrow! Already have an SC-608B but want one for alternate tuning

Hank H.

Hi there

What country that guitar has been made?

Carl N.

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I would really love to see this model in a left handed model in the $1200.00 to $1600.00 price range and quality.  And with a locking bridge and a locking tuners.


Tom Sisson

Carl N.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Richard S.

What happened to the EC 1008?


I am nervous about buying any guitar under $700 after testing several from different makers, That price point seems to be my cut off for better quality and comfortable feel. Again, that's just me.

Carl N.

Unfortunately the EC-1008 is no longer available, some dealers may still have these available within their stores though.

Evan S.

No wonder this guitar was so tough to get a hold of, it’s f$&@ing beautiful!

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