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ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar, Cherry Sunburst

The ESP LTD EC-256FM offers a classic vibe at a great deal. With a mahogany body and Tune-O-Matic bridge, the ESP LTD EC-256FM is a great performer's guitar. (25) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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ESP LTD EC-256FM Guitar Cherry Sunburst

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Product Description

A single-cutaway 24.75 inch scale guitar with aged treatment, the ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar gives a classic vibe with cool retro looks.

The ESP LTD EC-256 features a mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, and nickel hardware. ESP tuners, a Tune O Matic bridge, and a set of ESP LH150 pickups with push-pull coil tap on tone control. The EC-256 sings with sustain, has an incredible depth of tone on chords and bends and vibrato are easy to execute on the perfectly set up neck.

Features

- Single-cutaway body
- 24 3/4 inch scale
- Aged treatment
- ESP LH-150 pickup set

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- Set-Neck
- 24.75" Scale
- Mahogany Body
- Flamed Maple Top
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 42 mm Standard Nut
- Thin U Neck Contour
- 22 XJ Frets
- Nickel Hardware
- ESP Tuners
- TOM Bridge & Tailpiece
- ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u. w/ Push-Pull Coil Tap on Tone Control
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Cherry Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 4 in
Non-Distressed Lemon Drop
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "A LP for those of us who can't afford over 2 G's..."
Sound: This is my fourth ESP/LTD guitar (I also have the M100-FM, EC-200QM, ST-203FR). Have been in love with the ESP/LTD line since '03. I've always loved the LP look and style and wanted to get that vintage look ala Page or Slash. I've got the honeyburst and the worn look is great. The coil splitting is nice and allows for some real versatility. Thin body and fast neck (slimmer than 60s LP- IMO) makes this a dream to play. Classic rock tones through a Marshall. It really doesn't get much better than this for the money. Feature: The coil splitting is a nice feature, as is the slim, fast neck. The worn finish is cool and the guitar is a dream to play. Pickups are solid, not too harsh or bright. Ease of Use: Plug it into a Marshall and wail away. The knob for the coil splitting may be difficult at first to get used to, but well worth it. Quality: All my ESP/LTD guitars have been spot on. For the price, these guitars are hard to beat. I use them regularly for gigging and haven't been let down. I've gotten numerous compliments on my live sound. I use the ST-203FR and EC-256 for classic rock and the M100-FM and EC-200QM for metal. Got all my bases covered... Value: ESP/LTD guitars are the best "bang for the buck" guitars...period. There isn't anyone making such great guitars at these prices. I'm not rich/famous nor do I have an endorsement deal, so gig money needs to go a long way. Manufacturer Support: I had to call ESP once, a couple of years ago to register my EC-200QM as I didn't get the warranty card with my purchase (local guitar dealer). ESP called me the next day and sent an email as well. Pleasant, prompt and professional on the phone. Class act. The Wow Factor: It's practical and delivers the goods. Overall: This guitar will remain in my stable permanently- along with my other three ESP/LTD's.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Metal, Rock
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Sound: It comes with LH-150 ESP humbucker pickups(kind of unfortunate because that's what my EC-100QM came with). But don't get me wrong, they are much better quality in the EC-256 with the chrome finish(and to be honest, I personally think they have a more distinct sound). Which is why I put them into my EC-100QM guitar and upgraded my EC-256 to the ESP EMG LH-300 humbucker pickups(very similar sound to the EMG HZ4's). Either way though, both humbuckers sound good, I just wanted my EC-256 to sound a little more metal. Feature: The push pull coil splitting is pretty cool. You can get any sound out of it that you want really.. I personally don't have much use for it but it is a great feature. Everything else seems very well built, the only thing I can think of is to check the input jack and make sure it's screwed on tight. An easy fix but I've had this problem with both my ESP's when first purchasing them. Ease of Use: Once you get the push pull coil splitting figured out you are golden. The neck is mahogany and pretty slick for fast playing(slicker than the EC-100QM with the maple neck) you don't have to worry about sweaty hands. It also has a nice thin neck and smooth fret board. Both of my ESP's have the same tune o matics and they stay in tune perfectly! Quality: All ESP guitars are very well made and durable. The EC-256 is light weight and built to shred. I had to get my neck straightened out on it and of course get new strings, but it plays like a dream now. Value: Over all this really is a great value if you're in the 400 dollar price range! Even though I upgraded the pickups, got the neck straightened, and switched out the strings, it is pretty much needed for any guitar. But I guess if you have an extra 200 dollars to upgrade to an ESP with active EMG pickups I highly recommend it.. Just because you absolutely can't go wrong with that. Manufacturer Support: I have never had to deal with ESP support.. But I don't see why your local guitar shop couldn't help you out with what ever is wrong. The Wow Factor: I bought the 2tone burst and the pictures don't justify its looks. The age finish is epic and I won't have a problem getting br00tal with this guitar on stage.(hint* kind of why I got it as well, I won't feel quite as bad if i ding it up). But once again, I absolutely love this finish on it. Overall: I absolutely love ESP and all of their work! I've owned the EC-100QM for about three years now and upgraded to the EC-256 a little over three months ago. And both are still so fun to play that I'll switch off between them.
Style of Music: METALCORE/HARDCORE/DEATH-METAL/POST-HARDCORE/POP-PUNK/INDIE
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