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.

The LTD EC-256 takes many of the coolest aspects of our higher-end EC Series models, and offers them to you in a super-affordable guitar that's ready to rock. A classic shape that's excellent for all musical styles and genres, the EC-256 looks amazing with multiple binding on the body and headstock like you expect from high-quality guitars. Playing the EC-256 is also a dream come true, with set-neck construction for fast and easy access to the highest frets. The EC-256 also features a mahogany body, a comfortable and fast three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck, and a roasted jatoba fingerboard with flag 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
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 LH-150N
Bridge PU ESP 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
Brian C.

I love this guitar. Sometimes a neck just feels right, and for me the neck feel is perfect. I bought mine used and it plays/sounds amazing.

Alex M.

I am absolutely in love with the sound and feel of this guitar. However, it has way too many defects out of the box for the 500 euros I paid for it:

- minor imperfections / scratches

- the color of the front is blue but it’s green on the back

- the toggle switch does not switch the bridge humbucker from first attempt and requires multiple annoying toggles

- under the plastic covers on the back you can see the double of the drilled screw holes - the first attempt was clearly a failure and caused little pieces of wood to detach, and they just drilled new hole a couple millimeters next to it


I NOT recommend buying this guitar until LTD improves their production and quality control.


this is a brilliant guitar. I've been using it for a year and I have no issue. I have a string feeling it am going to keep it stock for a very long time. 
amazing sound, great tuning stability and stunning looks
loved it
Thanks ESP.

Chad H.

I want to put new control knobs on my ec256. What size are the shafts on the pots?

Todd B. ESP

Please contact our customer service team to help you answer this question.

Ian G.

Hola soy de Mexico y quiero comprar esta guitarra pero no se si lleguen en buen estado, sin ningún golpe, alguien sabe como llegan las guitarras?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Ian, you can purchase our guitars from a few different dealers in Mexico. Please do not worry, the guitars will arrive in good condition.

Here are some dealers : 

Karma Music - Mexico City

Gama Music - Monterrey 

Alamo Music - Guadalajara

JP Musical - Chiapas

Faly Music - Puebla

Garage Musical - Tlalnepantla, Estado De Mexico

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