#1
Hello, i want to buy ESP LTD EC-256 elctric guitar and want to ask you guys what do you think about it?
ESP LTD EC-256 Electric Guitar Features:

Set-neck
24-3/4" scale
Mahogany body
Flamed maple top (aged honey burst)
Mahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboard
42mm standard nut
Thin U neck contour
22 extra-jumbo Frets
Nickel Hardware
ESP tuners
Tune-o-matic-style bridge and stopbar tailpiece
ESP LH-150 (B & N) humbuckers
with push/pull coil-splitting on tone control


I want an Les Paul type guitar have you more ideas?
#2
Their pretty nice guitars. I played one while I was testing chorus pedals and it felt nice.
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#3
I tried one out myself with a bunch of different amps and I think they're really good value.
The pickups may not be great, but they have half-decent output AND they're coil-tapable.
On top of that you a nice thin, set neck, chunky Les Paul-style sound and a nice worn finish (I find gloss always ends up with too many marks and prints on it.

If you're getting over the sound, just chuck a new set of pick ups in down the track and you're got a new guitar!
Don't think you can go wrong with it at that price point.
#5
I think i buy one. But do someone have any better Les Paul type guitar ideas?
Last edited by edvinas22 at Jun 2, 2011,
#6
I actually have one, and it plays pretty smooth. I am looking at upgrading, but it's been a nice guitar.
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#7
what's your budget?
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#9
I was actually heavily in getting this guitar. However, I think I will go for their 401 or 1000 series.
#10
save up like a $100 more and get the ESP LTD ec-401vf with seymour duncans. It's going to be much better. It has better pickups, electronics etc. If u get the ec-256, u're eventually going to upgrade the pickups etc anyway.

Maybe check out epiphone aswell.
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-traditional-pro-electric-guitar
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-standard-plain-top-electric-guitar

However the main difference between those guitars is that the EC-256 is very light and slim. It isn't the traditional Les Paul where the guitar is so heavy. It has a slim body. The EC-401 and Epiphone has the traditional thick Les Paul body.
Guitars
Fender American Standard Strat 2008
Burny late 1980's Super Grade RLG-70 Les Paul
Sterling by Musicman JP50
Fender Classic Series 60's tele
Yamaha FS720S
Amp
Roland Microcube
Fender Blues Junior III Humholdt
#11
Quote by holycow
save up like a $100 more and get the ESP LTD ec-401vf with seymour duncans. It's going to be much better. It has better pickups, electronics etc. If u get the ec-256, u're eventually going to upgrade the pickups etc anyway.

Maybe check out epiphone aswell.
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-traditional-pro-electric-guitar
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-standard-plain-top-electric-guitar

However the main difference between those guitars is that the EC-256 is very light and slim. It isn't the traditional Les Paul where the guitar is so heavy. It has a slim body. The EC-401 and Epiphone has the traditional thick Les Paul body.

look like good stuff.
#12
i vote for the ec-401 series or epiphone les paul custom.

i'd go for the ESP LTD though because of the better pickups.
#13
Quote by holycow
save up like a $100 more and get the ESP LTD ec-401vf with seymour duncans. It's going to be much better. It has better pickups, electronics etc. If u get the ec-256, u're eventually going to upgrade the pickups etc anyway.

Maybe check out epiphone aswell.
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-traditional-pro-electric-guitar
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-les-paul-standard-plain-top-electric-guitar

However the main difference between those guitars is that the EC-256 is very light and slim. It isn't the traditional Les Paul where the guitar is so heavy. It has a slim body. The EC-401 and Epiphone has the traditional thick Les Paul body.

This is a good choice. The 256 isn't bad, but the 401 is much better.