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Tone for any style
All-encompassing tonal range. This is the essence of creating an impressive, beautifully rich sound in any style. The EC-256 features an expertly chosen combination of tonewoods to deliver the perfect balance of tone. No matter the genre you're playing, you'll sound amazing.
A solid mahogany body creates soft, warm resonance with incredible depth. This is balanced with grind and bite to ensure you can play anything from gentle, delicate tunes to bigger, heavier songs. The three-piece mahogany neck applies even more warmth to your sound, allowing you to achieve a gorgeously thick, mellow sound when needed. Meanwhile, you'll enjoy sharp, bright, crisp highs thanks to the roasted jatoba fingerboard. This will help your lead playing cut above any mix and sparkle with definition. Supremely versatile.
Perfect electric sound
Electronics to enhance your sound. The ESP EC-256 features a fantastic pair of ESP-Designed humbucking pickups to maximise clarity and power. The LH-150N neck pickup offers superb, open tone. This will ideally suit energetic rhythm playing and ensure dynamism with every chord you play. The LH-150B bridge pickup adds bright harmonics, creating a gorgeously rich overall soundscape. This is delivered with crystal-clear clarity. The humbuckers minimise sound interference to give you sharp, defined tones that sound exactly as you intended them to.
Accessible and comfortable to play
Extremely playable. At the top of the list when it comes to the vital features of any instrument is playability. No one wants a guitar that they find clunky and difficult to operate. The EC-256 is the exact opposite of this. You'll want to play it all night long. An ultra-comfortable "U"-shaped profile allows your hand to sit perfectly at any position along the neck. Hand cramp will become a thing of the past. Furthermore, you'll hit every note easily thanks to an accessible set-neck construction. This gives you unobstructed access to the top frets, allowing you to play at the very highest pitches with simplicity. The ultimate playing experience.
Hard rock heritage
ESP Guitars are legends of the rock music world. Established in Tokyo, Japan in 1975, ESP (Electric Sound Products) initially manufactured high-quality replacement parts for guitars already on the market. These replacements became extremely popular with rock guitarists, as many users noticed that the new parts, when added to their existing guitars, afforded their instruments extra power and aggression.
Noticing their new-found popularity, ESP capitalised and decided to use their expertise to begin crafting guitars of their own. Early models were used in the music of KISS and The Rolling Stones. As years passed, ESP's guitars became increasingly popular within metal and hard rock genres. Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer, Judas Priest, and Guns N' Roses have all used the immense sound of ESPs in their music. Quality, hard rock sound favoured by the very best in the business.
- Model Name: ESP LTD EC-256, Black
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Black
- Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Thin "U"
- Construction: Set-Neck
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Radius: 350 mm
- Fingerboard: Roasted Jatoba
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: XJ
- Nut: Molded
- Nut Width: 42 mm
Hardware & Electronics
Bridge Pickup: ESP-Designed LH-150B
- Neck Pickup: ESP-Designed LH-150N
- Controls: Volume 1, Volume 2, Tone (Push/Pull)
- Pickup Switching: Toggle Switch
- Electronics: Passive
- Bridge: TOM and Tailpiece
- Tuning Machines: LTD
- Hardware Finish: Gold
- Strap Button: Standard
- Case: EC Guitar Form Fit Case (Not Included)