ESP LTD Eclipse EC-256 (HH) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar
Gearank High Notes
- Body: Mahogany
- Finish: Black Gloss, Black Satin, Snow White
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic Bridge with Tailpiece
- Pickups: ESP LH-150N & ESP LH-150B
- Neck: 3-piece Mahogany
- Scale Length: 24.75”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 13.7”
- Frets: 22, Extra Jumbo
- Nut Width: 1.653"”
- Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Tone (Push/Pull Coil-Tap)
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch
The ESP LTD Eclipse EC-256 was on our recommended list for Humbucker Equipped Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 from June 2020 until May 2021 when it was out-ranked by other guitars.
The ESP LTD Eclipse EC-256 is a modern take on the classic LP design, with the flexibility of push-pull coil tap for switching between single-coil and humbucker tones.
And this guitar is a good representation of what ESP is all about - which is to produce modern high quality iterations of classic guitar designs.
The Eclipse EC-256 has the same familiar mahogany body with single cutaway shape, but with a bit more upper fret access.
The guitar's neck setup is also meant to cater to contemporary playing styles with its fast action.
Other features include having TOM bridge/tailpiece and set-neck construction.
Although this was previously the best rated dual humbucker equipped electric guitar in the $300 to $500 price range, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Highest Rated Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500.