ESP LTD EC-258 8-String Electric Guitar - Black Satin
Extended range guitars don’t have to cost an arm and a leg to be great. The LTD EC-257 (seven-string) and EC-258 (eight-string) guitars are a perfect balance of specification and price, allowing more musicians to explore the depths of lower pitches for today’s modern sounds.
The EC258 features excellent ESP Designed pickups, comfortable mahogany bodies, three-piece mahogany necks, and roasted jatoba fingerboards with 22 extra-jumbo frets and a hardtail design.
Pair of ESP Designed Pickups
A set of 8-String ESP designed humbuckers provide ESP LTD EC-258 guitar with its ferocious power, with the LH-308N offering an full, resonant tone whilst the LH-308B a beautifully bright sound with good clarity. The guitar also features a tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece to improve string stability, and LTD machine heads enhance tuning stability. The EC-258 features quality hardware, with a moulded nut, X-Jumbo frets, and black hardware.
Mahogany is a fairly dense tonewood which creates a warm and rich tone with excellent depth. The tonewood provides incredible depth, offering enough grind and bite to create balanced tones with full, tight lows and appealing highs. It also offers durability and a tone which will mature over the years, for a long lasting investment. In addition, the EC Series body shape also features a single cutaway, which allows easier access to the higher frets and more flexibility across the whole fingerboard.
3-Piece Mahogany Neck & Jatoba Fingerboard
The EC-258's neck is made from 3-piece mahogany, which is sturdy, durable and more resistant to warping than the classic 1-piece. The mahogany neck offers a rich and resonant sound with plenty of warmth. It also has a punchy mid-range emphasis, and the roasted jatoba fingerboard brings an earthy tone, as well as offering added amounts of projection. The jatoba fingerboard also adds bright attack to the mahogany's deeper, darker overtone content.
ESP guitars are quite possibly the most revered manufacturer of heavy metal electric guitars and basses. ESP and its LTD brand are the first stop for many heavy metal icons, including James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Jeff Hanneman of Slayer, Jef Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer of Devil Driver as well as some of Rock's most beloved characters like George Lynch and The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood.
- Series: LTD EC
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Black Satin
- Neck Material: 3 Piece Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Thin U
- Scale Length: 26.5" Baritone
- Fingerboard Radius: 400mm
- Fingerboard: Roasted Jatoba
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Extra Jumbo
- Nut: Molded
- Nut Width: 54mm
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: ESP Designed LH-308B
- Neck Pickup: ESP Designed LH-308N
- Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone, Toggle Switch
- Bridge: TOM & Tailpiece
- Tuning Machines: LTD
- Control Knobs: Black
- Bridge Type
- Fixed Bridge / Hardtail / Tune-o-matic / Thru-Strung
- No. Strings
- Left / Right
- Electric Shape
- Les Paul / Single Cut
- Electric Pickup Configuration
- 2x Humbuckers