LTD EC-256 [2009-2012]

LTD EC-256 [2009-2012]

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EC-256 [2009-2012], LP-Shaped Guitar from LTD in the Distressed series.

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LTD EC-256 [2009-2012] tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: LTD
  • Model: EC-256 [2009-2012]
  • Series: Distressed
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 11/25/2011

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LTD EC-256 [2009-2012] user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 6 reviews )
 3 reviews50 %
 2 reviews33 %
 1 user review17 %

denisbuchinski's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Well, though ..."

LTD EC-256 [2009-2012]
taken on the net:

Name: By ESP Ltd EC-256 AVG
Category: Solid Body Electric Guitar
Series: Distressed Standard
Origin: Indonesia
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Body-neck joint: glued
Neck profile: Extra Thin U
Frets: 22 Jumbo kind
Scale: 24.75 "
Radius: -
Width at nut: 42 mm
Nut: standard
Pickup: humbucker passive ESP LH-150
Neck pickup: humbucker passive ESP LH-150
Controls: 1 volume by micro, 1 general push-pull tone (split pickups), 3-position selector.

Bridge-tailpiece TOM Bridge & Tailpiece
Tuners: ESP oil bath
Hardware: Nickel


- Neck: very nice and relatively thin but I do not like the top of the handle
- Weight: Correct
- The form: I love
- Guitar well balanced even when it breaks before you sit
- We get on a good sound for a beginner like me
- Mechanical hold well
- Being a beginner, I would not talk about access to acute ... we will see later


I play mostly in the clear (for now because beginner) and I find the sound very decent for a guitar of this price.

I was in the hands of an old CORT and EAGLETONE but I did not like the sleeves, sounds and shapes.
They were in all cases well below the purchase price of the LTD so she could compete in this area.

So I buy the LTD EC 256 AVG when I wanted to start a LAG imperator, or rather LTD came to me.
Indeed, in the shop there was a rather limited in this price range and the type LP choice (such makes me since I was a kid dreaming).

The musician mag made me listen to some sounds (from 170 to 1500 euros) for me to get an idea. So I found this versatile guitar for my budget.

Since I have this guitar, I do not go to it without taking in the hands grattouiller and get him out of her through a 30w MARSHALL.


I've had a few weeks ... let me explain:

The first LTD had a band coming off .... low E string that bordered ...
Return service that does not take seriously the owner of the shop and return the guitar without touching ... probably thinking that the client dreamed. A first phase of two weeks without guitar.
I retrieve the object after this time but I go back to mag almost immediately to find an arrangement of this ongoing problem ... Re two weeks ...
This time it is a new guitar that comes but unresolved I reported three days after the mag for the same worries (low E string that borders).
The luthier me the rule and told me that in fact ... she was wanton ... astonishment on my part .... I wish the mag strives to make me in working .. There by yellow card against ...

But OUF ... I play my guitar again and I take undisguised pleasure.

It's not upscale and it does not bother me but think to try before you buy ....

Note on the finish:
care should be taken to the finish is not on the agenda: Nail granular (air bubbles) on the top and back, frets "coarse" (it seems that it's DIY) painting the table (even if it is a AVG) unsatisfactory.

Anyway, when I look closely I rather like a customized by his former owner who did not have the gear to clean guitar ...

Nevertheless, I love it for its looks and because of its versatility.

GutsMiura's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" MA guitar"

LTD EC-256 [2009-2012]
made in vietnam
easel tune kind O'Matic
U handle quite late
LH100 pickups esp splitable
two volumes and a Mastertone


the handle is not nice at all ... it's just perfect .. a good mix between a super handle end and a handle well in hand .. a real pleasure
access to acute is very correct even if I find you have to put a bit of his own for a solo on the last frets but it must be mancho not to happen
suffice for the sound to have her be a presset well and is very quickly filled the violin is just exceptional and microphones are fairly good quality clean round we go from very light to very aggressive sounds saturated and / or heavy but is not all! because these pickups are the splitable and therefore adds glitz to the sound palette of sounds! have you jois the sounds of a strat on a typical les paul! However malgrès the indegniable quality microphones I find a bit feeble ...


It absolutely agree for all styles of music blues rock the metal classic ... ALL
the type of sound that is like thanks to microphones splitable except that he misses a hair heavy and a bit of light
my stack marshall marshall 4x12 cab + MG100FX
I'm in love with clear sound sounds saturated (bridge) and serious for the clean sound (neck) I could stop me without the splitable microphones because I like its sound very vintage crunch with the bridge pickups Splite


I buy there as just a few days ... but test, approve and coveted for a year and a half!
I try a lot of model before mostly les paul but this one I have clearly caught the oeuil
I prefer that this is undoubtedly his violin which is (should know) the same as the famous violin EC1000 just a change hardaware and microphones and hopla EC1000 cheaper! I like the least I would say its microphones frankly lack of fishing but I bought it for the purpose of custom and have upgraded EC1000 and original look at a scene (and also because I am clearly love)
the value for money is very correct I would say even more worth it (something which is true) but when you look away from the EC1000 is really very correct
and then to the question "How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice?" I could not answer because it is what I have chosen <3 ♫

Countdown's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-256 [2009-2012]
Firstly, I would like to include all the specifications made on the net

Name: ESP Ltd EC-256 By AVG
Category: Solid Body Electric Guitar
Series: Distressed Standard
Origin: Indonesia
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Body-neck joint: glued
Handle profile: Extra Thin U
Frets: 22 Jumbo
Scale: 24.75 "
Radius: -
Nut Width: 42 mm
Nut: standard
Bridge pickup: humbucker passive ESP LH-150
Neck pickup: humbucker passive ESP LH-150
Controls: 1 volume by micro, 1 push-pull tone overall (split pickups), 3-position selector.

Bridge tailpiece: TOM Bridge & Tailpiece
Tuners: ESP oil bath
Hardware: nickel
Color: Aged Vintage Gold, Aged Vintage Black

I think that says it all ...

I'll add my personal touch: I find it aesthetically beautiful, a little relic (quickly though eh, it's not great art, but fun!), Chrome microphone on table with beige gold rim giving a nice visual effect head ... a nice shape! For the price of Cygnus, the finishes are still very successful.


The handle is very nice. It is relatively thin, very very end, but more importantly, it is not polish the back, allowing the thumb to slide like on ice ...
Following on the fineness of the handle, it's good for solos or plans from the 8 or 10th case ... to the top of the handle (chords or riffs), I prefer thicker! But hey, I love this guitar, I'm not going to "go down" for this ...

I find his correct weight 3.7 kg weighs exactly because, against 4.3 for a Les Paul! There is still a great difference, right? Moreover, the body is 4 cm thick against 5 for LP ...
Concerning the form, it is almost identical to that of the LP ... the little notable difference being the point of the "horn" is less pointed and rounded Ltd on the LP! That said, it is normal body LP may not be reproduced in the same I think ...

The access to the treble way! Let me explain ...
Already, it is not a "V" or an ESP or Jackson as "Strat" ​​so it will be less easy to go far enough. A bit like what LP! For a guitarist like me, an average level with small hands, it is less the evil from the 15th box (I speak for the index!) ...

Finally, it is very well balanced ... like all I possessed Ltd. elsewhere, whether it's low or mid-range!


I play mostly distortion, whether rock, hard, heavy, total nag, etc ... it pulls out of the game in all of these areas!
I had a chance to try on a Roland Cube mag, and already, I found that for the price it was a good sound! I was almost surprised that ...

Since I have this Ltd, I play either a JMP1 low / medium volume, and a Carvin V3 medium and high volume. Nothing to say ... Even Drop D (have not tried lower by against) the grave emerge specific mics which do their job. A bit like EMG-HZ, while being less sharp in the treble solo.

In arpeggios neck pickup for example, the sound is always accurate, while being a bit more velvety than HZ example. I compare with HZ because I sold one in HZ Ltd H250 therefore, to buy it ... and scrape range are equal I think.


I've had a few weeks to replace a Ltd H250 (see my old gear), which I liked, but I wanted a change! I chose the EC256 because there was a good occaz on the right corner!

Sure, this is not high end but it does not bother me. I think it does the job well, it has an original look and repeat at home or with friends, nobody finds anything wrong ...
As I believe that the premium does not need me, I continue with this kind of guitar and it suits me.

Think to try it anyway if you are interested. A notice may help them decide to go ... tested! It is in a lot of shops, so it's a good thing.
I posted a video in "media" or Judge Fredd us about the beautiful and plays quietly ...

Zique good at all!

ng.rene's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" unbeatable value for money"

LTD EC-256 [2009-2012]
Made in Vietnam
lespaul copy but not a 100% (difference with head and body)
two volumes and a tonalité.micros splitables.


handle very end with the same problem of lespaul to go down in aiguës.avant to buy gibson I tried several in the same store and I am left with the one. Gibson there is more than the name, in any case the ltd is lighter and the sustain is longer (long post).


the sound is terrible, bold, microphones have a bump in the mediums usable for jazz, blues and rock. I have an ibanez rg 3120 equipped Di Marzio PAF Pro and Tone Zone and the ltd ben going through the best mix .


I have bcp guitar (fender strato, ibanez jem, rg), I missed a gibson

I left the states to buy me one but the disappointment was great, ltd

ec 256 is perfect for those looking for a guitar shaped lespaul, I do

would keep not because of access to acute.

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