(U.S. Only)

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 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
Deni S.

Hi ESP, i want to know where are these ltd ec 256 are made. From what i know there are indonesia, china, vietnam and korea. Is it true? Can you inform us about in which period of year that the guitar was made from? I'm interested to buy one but kinda confused there's a lot of "made in" to decide which is the legit one and has the better build quality

Carl N.

These are currently produced in China and Indonesia

david t.


I'd like to know when this guitar was manufactured : W120030387

The internet site I ordered it from shows the guitar is out of stock till the 14 of august and yet they sent me one.

Carl N.

Send an e-mail to that includes your name the serial number, a short description, pictures and the location where it was originally purchased if known. For photos please make sure to include close-up shots of the headstock front & back, back of neck plate and top of body to help with the dating process. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to date your instrument, but we will try to help! We are unable to provide documentation declaring the authenticity of an ESP instrument. (Please note: If you do not send pictures, chances are we will not be able to assist you with your request.)

david t.

Thanks a lot !

Isac S.

Hi, was wondering if a case is included with the guitar?


No but several manufacturers make cases in this style. I suggest the molded ABS type. I have one and it protects the guitar amazingly well and shields it from any weather spikes. 

Carl N.

This would not include a case

Tyler H.

Hi guys! I love this guitar and price. In which country is this guitar made? 

Carl N.

These are currently produced in China and Indonesia

Matt B.

Love this EC but I can't seem to find one. 

It seems like it's a 256 distressed but a teardrop tobacco fade.

Any info would be appreciated.

Carl N.

You can reach out to our service department for information regarding older instruments

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