Model

EC-256

BLACK

$399.00

What guitarist wouldn’t want the classic combination of a single-cutaway design with a mahogany body and neck, and roasted jatoba fingerboard? Available in beautiful Black or Metallic Gold, the LTD EC-256 is an amazingly affordable way to get into the look and sound of an all-time great guitar that’s great for every style of music, with great-sounding ESP Designed LH-150 passive pickups. It even includes features you don’t often find in a low-cost guitar, like set-neck construction and body, 3 pc. neck, and headstock binding.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Neck
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Neck
3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
BLACK
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
22 XJ
Hardware Color
Gold
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.
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Comments
Muhammad F.

Hey guys! I’m from Singapore. And I understand that the authorised dealer for Singapore is Davis guitars. And I wanted to get this guitar (ec-256 black) but they did not have it in stock. So I asked them when will it be in stock or can I request one in. But they said they can’t bring in just one guitar. As they have to order in a bunch? Why is that so? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi, thanks for letting us know your issue. I have forwarded your issue to our International Sales Manager in order to let our distributor know how to solve your issue.

Kishore A.

Hi Team ESP,

 

Greetings.

 

I am Kishore Acharya and I am from India. I want to buy ESP LTD EC-256 guitar and that guitar that I am getting in India - Mumbai is a China made guitar designed by ESP which is written at the back of the head stock of the guitar. So I wanted to know if this the authentic guitar as it is not a Vietnam made. Has the production of this particular model shifted to China? I want to be sure that I am buying an authentic product and not the Chinese fake copy. 

 

Also I want to understand that the FM top adds a tone difference or the FM top models of EC 256 and the plain Mohagany body guitar of EC 256 will sound the same.

 

Request you to please help me with your valuable guidance so that I can make the purchase quickly.

 

Thanking you.

 

Best Regards,

Kishore Acharya 

Kishore A.

Todd B. ESP

ESP Admin

 

please help me with your valuable feedback.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Kishore, sorry for my late reply! Yes our EC-256 are currently made in China. Previously they were made in Vietnam but not currently. Please make sure to contact our authorized dealer or distributor directly to make sure you are purchasing an authentic ESP/LTD instrument. In Mumbai the authorized dealer is SoundMonk Musical Instrument Store - Andheri (W) Mumbai. Regarding your question about the flame maple top affecting sound, it should not affect the sound .The flame maple top is a thin veneer so it is not enough to affect the sound. Therefore either of the models with solid color or flame maple top should sound the same.

Kishore A.

Hi Todd B. ESP

 

Greetings. 

Thank you very much for your reply. I am ordering my EC 256 Black colour guitar from the official distributor of ESP in India Nippon Enterprises Chennai.

 

Best Regards,

Kishore Acharya

 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Kishore, Glad to hear that. Good luck. We hope you will like your new instrument.

Miguel S.

i just bought this guitar around 2 weeks ago and couldn't be any happier with it, plays great, sounds amazing, is not heavy as a traditional les paul made of mahogany would, looks extremely awesome, the weight balance is actually great, the action by factory was set really amazing too, since i was a kid i used to watch guitar playes who had les paul custom guitars and having this makes me feel i reached to that point but is even better guitar i highly recommend it

Todd B. ESP

Hi Miguel, Wow, that's great to hear! Thank you for all your positive comments and we are so happy to hear you love your instrument!

Lucas L.

Hello, I am interested in buying this guitar, but I can't figure out if the binding is white or yellow on the pictures. Can somebody confirm me what the actual colour is?

Miguel S.

Hi lucas, i own this guitar and i can assure you that the binding color is white, the yellow bindings belongs to the ec-1000 series or the esp eclipse 2 series

Todd B. ESP

Thanks Miguel!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Lucas, the binding color is white.

jv m

I'm curious. I have this guitar but the flamed maple one and would like to know what magnets are in these LH-150 pickups?

Todd B. ESP

Hi JV, the magnets are ceramic.

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