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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
Top Flamed Maple
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
Kamren K.

One of the best colorways on any Eclipse! Would love to see this brought to the E-II line and/or a 22-fret slim body in the 1000 line!

Thorne M.

I own this model guitar and in left handed. The color is not correct but I like mine faded. However, the strings do not line up correctly with the pole pieces on g, b, and e string. But they appear to do so with the right hand models. 

jace g.

it sounds amazing but the color isnt accurate 


Todd B. ESP

Thanks, we've noted your comment and appreciate it.

jace g.

it isnt that blue color it is a lot more dull in color 


Todd B. ESP

Hi, Colors may vary from the ones you see on our site and may vary from each production run. This is normal and may be more noticeable with certain colors like blues, purples, greens, etc (more brighter colors).

Tomás M.

I would suggest to other potential buyers of this guitar who aren't particularly fond of "cobalt blue" to email or write to ESP and request they manufacture more 256FM's in various colours as I have done. If they see a rise in popularity they could possibly make more.

Carl N.

thanks for the suggestion

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