Model

EC-256

BLACK

$399.00

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.

(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.
Comments
Jose Z.

I am very satisfied with this model, mine still has rosewood fingerboard, is a china made, I wonder if there is much difference with the top Korea series, letting apart components like the PUs, electronics or hardware.

Carl N.

Glad you're enjoying it Jose!

Matte H.

I am utterly stunned by the quality of this instrument given its price point. Whether it's Esp or the shop I bought it from ( Andertons UK ) this has been the first guitar that I can remember in a long time, and I'm including guitars two or three times more expensive than this that have come perfectly in tune and with no preferable set up required straight out of the box, literally. I had to do nothing whatsoever to this guitar except plug it in. I bow to you Esp. This is a serious competition killer, it's also my first one having tried everyone else's, and between you and me I sent back a PRS for this, because I was hoping it would be better...and it was...completely. Esp rules, and I play this with pride. I can only imagine how the E-II guitars play . 

Carl N.

Hey Matte, thank you for all the praises!!  I am glad you're enjoying your LTD.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed when you get around to picking up an E-II

Samuel D.

Hi guys,

 

Just wanted confirmation of wood used for the top of the EC-256 BLACK as it is not specified in the description above (vs others) ? Do you confirm it has same specifications or any difference to expect (excepted visual) ?

 

Tks for your support,

 

Samuel

Todd B. ESP

Hi Samuel, There is no separate spec for the top wood because this body is mahogany only. some models have a quilted or flamed maple top, so for those models we specify a different top.

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.

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