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Guitars in the LTD 200 Series offer excellent value and provide higher quality than nearly any other instruments in their price range. The EC-256 Vintage Natural is a set-neck design with a mahogany body and great-looking flamed maple top, along with a comfortable and easy-to-play thin U-shaped three-piece mahogany neck and roasted jatoba fingerboard. It features a set of acclaimed ESP Designed LH-150 humbucker pickups with great tone for all kinds of music from rock to pop to metal, and for even more sonic versatility, the pickups can be split into single-coil with a push-pull control. Available in Vintage Natural finish.

Construction Set-Neck
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Top Flamed Maple
Neck 3pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Vintage Natural
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 LH-150N
Bridge PU ESP LH-150B
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Bridge Volume/Neck Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Jerry H.

I just got Vintage Ltd EC256Fm yesterday. This guitar is awesome! Way lighter than my Gibson Les Paul. 

Jason N.

I have an Indonesian EC-256 and it is the ultimate LP killer with no modifications. Crushes the competition regardless of price point. this is an awesome guitar hands down, every sound you could ask for out of the box. I bought a budget model because I prefer the classic style neck joint but this guitar plays top of the line, and I would compare it to any LP.

Matthew A.

I just posted in the LTD forums section. I purchased this axe today at Sam Ash in New Haven CT. I cannot believe the quality of this guitar, from feel to sound - i would easily expect to pay $1000 or more for a guitar of this quality. You guys should pat yourselves on the back.


Carl N.

thanks for letting us know, hope you continue to enjoy it!

Noah S.

What's the difference between the EC-256 and EC-256FM?  Both have flamed maple in the description which was my best guess.

Carl N.

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Patrick H.

What country are these manufactured in please?

Carl N.

these are made in China and Indonesia 

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