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ESP LTD EC-257 7-String Electric Guitar

The ESP LTD LTD EC-257 proves that extended range guitars don't have to cost an arm and a leg to be great!


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The LTD EC-257 (seven-string) guitar is affordable for just about any musician, and allows you to explore the depths of lower pitches for today's modern sounds. This guitar features ESP Designed pickups, a comfortable mahogany body, three-piece mahogany neck, and roasted jatoba fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. The EC-258 features a TOM bridge and tailpiece. Case not included.

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Good value, good buy for hobby musicians


I am decently satisfied with my LTD EC-257 7-String. It plays pretty well and was nicely set up out of the box. I really enjoy the coil tap pick-ups allowing for a single coil sound (which can get pretty gnarly on a 7). I've become quite the fan of LTD for my more affordable mid-price range guitars (I now own 3 LTDs: TE-200, EC-257, and JR-208). I will say the biggest drawback on this guitar is that it is only 22 frets. I'll be completely honest, I may not have bought it had I known (at the time of purchase, there was very little on the Specs Tab), but I'm glad I did get it ultimately as it plays very nicely for a sub-$500 guitar. It's a decent shred guitar (though if you're pure shred, I'd go with a slimmer neck like an Ibanez), but I really enjoy the crunch out of the stock pick-ups and it is a good all around guitar for multiple styles. The finish is nice and smooth despite being matte. My other matte black guitars tend to have a bit more texture, but this one feels very smooth (almost like my stealth black EBMM JP7 from a few years back). The hardware is pretty standard as far as tuner and bridge. It gets the job done, and work for the price. Overall, this guitar is worth the buy for jamming around the house and doing some at home recordings. If you're a serious gigging musician, I may spend the extra $50/100 and get a little bit nicer guitar that might have a little better hardware to stand up to nightly abuse.



LTD EC-257 7-String Electric Guitar

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Warranty Info:

Your new ESP instrument is warranted to be free of any defects in materials and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations described below. This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser when product is purchased as NEW from an Authorized ESP Dealer. Electronic parts and guitar hardware are limited to a warranty period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

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