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The ESP LTD EC-256 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 maple top over an all-mahogany body. Th... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ESP LTD EC-256 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 maple top over an all-mahogany body. The rosewood fingerboard 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 tap. ESP die-cast tuners and a tune-o-matic bridge add to the reliability of this affordable workhorse.

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Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Set-neck construction
  • 24.75" scale
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 42mm standard nut
  • 22 XJ frets
  • Chrome hardware
  • ESP tuners
  • TOM bridge & tailpiece
  • ESP LH-150 (B & N) pickup
  • 3-Way toggle
  • Bridge volume
  • Neck volume
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ESPLTD EC-256 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11)

Reviewed by 28 customers

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5.0

I've owned it for 3 years, and I'm still impressed!

By Chris Bolton/Soulcrate

from Portage, Indiana

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • The Finish, Action, and Sustain are Incredable.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • A Winner for Studio Recording
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

    The ESP/LTD EC-256 is an incredible value guitar. This is my "go-to" guitar of many, I use it almost everyday from just practicing alone, to in session Studio recording's at a professional level.
    The Flame Maple Top is gorgeous period! the Finish is that of a mirror, like liquid glass.
    The Guitar Sustain, is that matching a "Les Paul" and is very impressive in tone.
    The neck profile and "feel" is very fast which is great for soloing.
    The weight compliments the Sustain, and tones. (don't complain)
    It stays in tune for several song's in a row, say....3 to 4 normal length song's. (3:30)
    Now, the only thing is after owning this the past 3 years and putting it through all the tests & rigors..... all I can say is how much do I have to spend now to find a better quality feeling, sounding, looking guitar, for my next one? (my wife hate's me sometimes) Ha!
    This Guitar ROCKS! Period.

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Matt

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Experienced

    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-256 Electric Guitar:

      sounds great. perfect action. Feels great. Love it

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar for the $

      By Cylon68

      from Pleasanton, CA 94566

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar; even with the stock pickups this is well worth the money. It plays wonderfully, the perfect weight; well made. I had other plans for this though and that was to put a Seymour Duncan Jazz (SH-2) in the neck and a Seymour Duncan JB (SH-4) in the bridge and now I can't put it down! No problems at all here...love it!

         
        4.0

        Great guitar...metal review

        By mkS1R

        from Montebello, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

        Ok, so I purchased this model a while back, not in this cherry finish, but in the lemon drop finish WHICH IS GORGEOUS. I don't recommend anyone doing this but I bought this guitar sight un-seen. I saw it online and I fell in love with the lemon drop finish and I told myself I have to have it. So I did. The thing is I play metal, pretty much exclusively. I thought, 'ESP/Ltd, make metal guitars and I've played other so this should be in that ball park'. Well, I was off a little. This isn't the best guitar for metal. That doesn't make it a bad guitar, not every guitar that isn't made for metal is bad, but if you are looking for a shredder, this probably isn't it. I plan to keep it however, it is very well built, looks great, plays good, will probably upgrade the electronics later and the pickups to something hotter. Overall good guitar, just wanted to post this so people like me that thought ESP only makes metal guitars will look at these guitars and make an informed decision.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great guitar

        By Brandon

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

          I really like this guitar. It plays and sounds great. I am just now starting to get back to playing electric guitar and this is fun and easy to play.

           
          5.0

          Remarkable for the $

          By Peer Pressure

          from Kuna, ID

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

            So nice to have a hardtail that can perfectly intonated... sounds fantastic in humbucker and coil split for that Hendrix or country twang!

            I may eventually upgrade the tuners to a Gotoh Delta Locking 21:1 for super fine tuning and maybe the pickups to Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates, but at this price I can afford to make those modifications.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Guitar

            By J

            from ATL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

              Excellent guitar I use at venues with my bands. From metal, to jazz, to church- this axe is versatile and superb in ALL aspects. You won't be sorry.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best guitar ! Good price !

              By jay

              from santa maria 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

                Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

                I love this guitar! i have two ec-256. one for work one for home.
                i had gibson les paul studio for a long time. but i met this guitar.
                it's almost same feels and tone. it's like a gibson les paul.
                i have aged cherry sunburst and regular cherry sunburst.
                only bad thing is i ordered june 2016, but they send me a 2015 model.
                i expected 2016 color but it is nice too.
                fingerboad has fish smell..bad smell but it is fantastic guitar for the money !

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best bang for the buck

                By Dylan

                from Toledo

                About Me Novice

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

                  I went through a couple guitars that I wasn't quite happy with around the price range. I compared it to a epiphone les Paul I owned and it just all around feels and sounds better. The coil tap is a nice feature especially with clean tones. Overall it's a pretty versatile guitar you can get great metal and rock tones but also sounds great for blues and clean tones. It plays great right out of the box, it really didn't even need a set up. The fret work is great the neck feels thin and smooth and the little details like the head stock matching the flag inlays make it look gorgeous. I've owned Jackson epiphone and Ibanez but I'm sticking with esp and prs guitars from now on. I wouldn't think twice about this purchase I've read all the reviews and they don't lie it's a great guitar.

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing Guitar

                  By SeatacG

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Great Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar:

                    This is my first guitar and I was looking between this and the Epiphone LP. I felt like for the price point and features this was the way to go since I was originally looking at the LP studio. The guitar came out of the box and ready to play aside from tuning it the setup was good to go. I would definitely buy another ltd guitar in the future.

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