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ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar  

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The ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar is a classic-looking rocker perfect for gigging on a budget. It's a stage-worthy performer with its set-neck construction and flamed maple top over an all-mahogany... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar is a classic-looking rocker perfect for gigging on a budget. It's a stage-worthy performer with its set-neck construction and flamed maple top over an all-mahogany body. The rosewood fretboard has 22 XJ frets accross a 24.75" scale length and is designed for speed and comfort. The EC-256 sports two powerful ESP humbucking pickups with a 3-way toggle switch, independant volume controls for each pickup, and one master tone control with push-pull coil-split. ESP die-cast tuners and a tune-o-matic bridge add to the reliability of this affordable workhorse.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Set-neck construction
  • 24.75" scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 42mm standard nut
  • 22 XJ frets
  • Chrome hardware
  • ESP tuners
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) pickup
  • 3-way toggle
  • Bridge volume
  • Neck volume
  • Master tone with push-pull coil-split
  • Case not included
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.


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ESPLTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Loved it!

By Michael Thompson

from Kingman, IN

Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

I went to guitar center to exchange my pedalboard and while i was waiting to get things sorted out, i went and picked this guy up. I've had my eyes on the eclipse-401 for a while, so I was curious to how it's little brother would be. This was one of my favorite necks i've played on, thick enough to not feel like a toy, but still felt like i could go as fast or wherever i wanted. It was just one of those where once you touch it, it just fits. I was able to get some amazing cleans, especially with the coil tap. I was really impressed with how well it handled distortion and was able to comfortably handle a few slayer and killswitch riffs. Overall i loved how this guitar handled and had to double check the price, it is a beautiful instrument and incredibly versatile; probably the best bang for the buck i've found so far.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent guitar for the price.

By Tj

from Tennessee

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Definetly needs setup first.

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

From the box, the finish is awesome. Flamed maple top looks amazing. Definitely has the "Les Paul" feel as opposed to it's lighter EC brothers and sisters. With better electronics, pickups, and a fresh setup, this is gonna be competing with my primary guitar. Definitely worth it.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Why a 4?

By Brian

from Indianapolis, Indiana

About Me Experienced

Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

I gave it a four because it is exactly what I expected. And that is: An inexpensive, well build road warrior, that needs better pickups (EMG 61/80 would be my choice), and won't cause me to lose sleep if someone steals it. I don't want it stolen, I'm just saying, it's a really nice looking, well built, good playing, road banger, that would easily be 'big gig worthy' with upgraded pickups. That's exactly what I expected it would be, and that's exactly what it is. Therefore, a 4. Compared to it's EC-1000 brother, it's a 2.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great deal for the price

By Amacntexas

from canyon lake Texas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

Bought this because it was on special. Love it. Had taken a break from playing a guitar and now that family is all grown up i needed to be able to keep the neighbors awake.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing for the money

By That one guy

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

    Amazing guitar overall for the type of music I play which is metal core (or any kind of music). It is a great bang for the buck.this is my third guitar and I love the feel and sound and overall everything about. amazing!

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the price

    By RockRanger

    from Hanford ca.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

      Great playing guitar plays as good as some of my more expensive guitars don't hesitate well worth the mone MONEY . ESP guitars Rock the Ranger

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Guitar with Surprisingly good sound

      By JBuzz

      from USA

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

        I will own this guitar until I die. Truly a beautiful guitar. Had a tiny bit of fret buzz out of the box but 5 minutes of adjustment and it plays like a dream. Extremely pleased. Would purchase again.

         
        5.0

        Shockingly good

        By GetchaPull

        from Black Tooth

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

            I've owned my share of high end guitars including Gibson, Fender Custom Shop, Jackson, etc. and the 256 has quality beyond its low price. Great neck, nice big frets and great tone from the mahogany and maple combo. Able to pull off a variety of different tones/musical styles. Throw in some nice pickups and this inexpensive guitar can hold its own against guitars 3 times it's price.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great bang for the buck!

            By pacman

            from okc

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • great bang for the buck

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar:

              great guitar for the price middle shelf, great for gigging

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