Hi Team ESP,
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.
Todd B. ESP
please help me with your valuable feedback.
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.
Hi Todd B. ESP
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.
Hi Kishore, Glad to hear that. Good luck. We hope you will like your new instrument.
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
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!
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?
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
Hi Lucas, the binding color is white.
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?
Hi JV, the magnets are ceramic.
does this guitar have coil tapping?
Hi Victor, Yes this model has a push pull tone control. When you pull up, it splits the coils of both pickups.