ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar

Go heavy with the EC-256, featuring a classy and stylish tuxedo design. The mahogany body yields a fat midrange that'll lend your tone a heap of fatness.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
ESP-designed LH-150 humbuckers Warm tone with high output
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Jatoba fretboard Strong midrange presence and punch
24.75" Scale Slinky feel, easy playability

What guitarist wouldn't want the classic combination of a single-cutaway design with a mahogany body and neck, and roasted jatoba fingerboard? Available in beautiful Black or Metallic Gold, the LTD EC-256 is an amazingly affordable way to get into the look and sound of an all-time great guitar that's great for every style of music, with great-sounding ESP Designed LH-150 passive pickups. It even includes features you don't often find in a low-cost guitar, like set-neck construction and body, 3 pc. neck, and headstock binding.


- Set-Neck Construction
- Mahogany Body
- 3 Piece Mahogany Neck
- Roasted Jatoba Fingerboard
- Black Finish
- Gold Hardware
- ESP Designed LH-150N Neck Pickup
- ESP Designed LH-150B Bridge Pickup
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Scale: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Nut Type: Molded
- Neck Contour: Thin U
- Frets/Type: 22 XJ
- Strap Button: Standard
- Bridge: Tom & Tailpiece
- Electronics: Passive
- Electronics Layout: Vol/Vol/Tone(P/P)/Toggle Switch
- Case: CECFF
- Case Included: N
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LEC256BLK

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-423-8388

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (6 ratings)
Submitted February 6, 2019 by Gina D in Springdale, AR

"GREAT BUY FOR $399.99!!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Plays just as good as the EC-1000‘s do! I ought to know as I have one of those too. The tuners are decent but aren’t quite as good as the higher end EC models. As far as the pickups go, they are great for blues/rock and I even get a nice metal tone out of it surprisingly! The gold hardware is gorgeous with the glossy black finish and the coil tap feature gives some interesting tones as well. Overall, this is an AWESOME GUITAR AT AN EXCELLENT PRICE!!
Sounds great! Has a warm tone great for rock and blues. Wish it had a bit more of a bite for metal but it is sufficient enough for the price.
The one thing that I want to change on this guitar is the tuners. I wish ESP would upgrade the tuners as it would make this guitar IMPECCABLE! The lh-150 pickups are great for blues rock which works well but maybe offering a 256 model with EMG’s??
Ease of Use
Playability is just superb, enough said!
Quality is just as I would expect from ESP/LTD. Spot on!
Best $399.99 guitar currently available on the market.
Manufacturer Support
Support and pay as you play is so helpful! Love zZounds!
The Wow Factor
I LOVE the glossy black finish and gold hardware! A perfect combination! Not only is it a great music making machine but it’s beautiful wall art as well! I think it’s even prettier than my EC-1000 in satin black!

Musical Background:

Been playing since I was 12. Play gigs locally.

Musical Style:

Rock, Blues and Metal are my favorite styles. This guitar does them well.
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