ESP LTD EC-257 Black Satin

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Including 3 months online course!

Including 3 months online course!

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7-String Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • 3-Stripe set-thru neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Roasted Jatoba
  • Radius: 400 mm
  • Nut width: 48 mm
  • Scale: 648 mm (25.5")
  • 22 XJ frets
  • Pickup: 1 ESP Designed LH-150N (neck) and 1 ESP Designed LH-150B (bridge) humbucker
  • Passive electronics
  • 2 Volume and 1 tone controls
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • LTD tuners
  • TOM & tailpiece bridge
  • Black hardware
  • Original stringing: Daddario XL110-7 .010 - .059
  • Colour: Matte black
available since March 2018
Item number 431686
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Black
Body Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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The guitar and features I always wanted without even knowing.
Gjergj Mero 06.12.2019
This is my first 7 strings and I got it to have one deeper rhythm track in my metal band recordings and open new tuning areas for writing. I had only tried one other brand for 10 minutes and had no idea what I was going into. Ordered this online taking a huge risk. I am beyond amazed at how great things turned out.
The looks are killer (that's why I got this model).
My palm/hand is 18 cm long, middle finger 10 cm approx and I struggle a bit with this fat neck (7 strings hell-llooo). But the jumbo frets are high as if the fretboard is scalloped and my playing speed got higher. It doesn't neck dive also.
Stays in tune perfectly even with death metal material.
When played unplugged, you can hear a big sound coming out of the body and that is already a good start. Pickups are fairly hot and have clarity in high gain settings. Bonus: it doesn't say in the description, but the tone is a push/pull pot that splits humbuckers into two single coils. Except for the understandable hum, the single-coil setting was highly versatile. Loved the "squawk" sound they get for disco/funky music.
The only downside for me is the pickup selector that kinda gets hit by my right wrist when tapping, but that will get on the way only in live situations and I intend to unscrew off the cap of the selector in those cases. Someone with 2 cm longer arms will not have that problem.
The price is incredible for what you get and doesn't break the bank if one wants to upgrade parts, which seems not necessary to me.
The bottom line, after 25 years of playing I have all the options I need for all the genres I play, in one guitar. And it looks so rock'n'roll.
If anyone has more questions, feel free to drop a line at gjergjmero@hotmail.com
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Satisfying but could be better
Inspell 30.01.2019
I wanted to have a LP form guitar for a long time already. The big fight was to get a 6 string one (looks better with the gold hardware) or the 7 strings one. Since my main guitar is 7 str, one I did decide to go straight for the 7 str, one. Guitar has come pretty well packed. It has a small weird hole (like a needle head) on the 5th position at 7-th str. going under the jumbo fret. Even tho it is a small one, was easy to notice it's presence. The guitar had a bit high string action but it was corrected lately. The part that i do not like most are the machine heads - It should be the first thing that everyone should consider to change with something better. Otherwise everything else was fine on my new guitar. Even the stock pickups are pretty descent to play or record with them. Compared to the entry model LTD crafted in 2006 (ex260) that i own, this one looks not that flawlessly assembled.
Overall quality/price I think it is a good deal.
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Great 7 string starter
AndreiBrebe 22.11.2019
Got this one because it's cheaper than most 7 string guitars and the eclipse is, in my opinion, the best looking LP shape.
Stock pickups perform as expected, but it's cheap enough to get a proper set of pickups and still be cheaper than its competitors. And there's more than enough room in the control cavity for a 9v battery.
After replacing all the electronics and the nut, I can safely say it sounds and plays great, though the neck might be a little thick at first, but that's just until you get used to it. I'd recommend getting better tuners as well, but it stays in tune well enough as it is.
Overall, I'd say this is a great first 7 string to get, and provides a great platform for future upgrades.
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A very good choice for the money
Cherouvim 23.12.2020
So, I come from ten straight years of using a Mayones Setius sevenstring guitar, witch had premium features, to this LTD. What i was looking for was a cheap guitar with the single coil split feature so I decided to give this LTD a go.
The guitar I got was not a very good build, things like glue marks on the nut and tool marks on the neck, but I'm okay with it. At the end of the day, it's a playable guitar and I'm able to recreate the tones I got with my Mayo.
Win-win
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