ESP LTD George Lynch Signature GL-256 - Distressed 2-tone Burst

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and Vibrato - Distressed 2-tone Burst
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Join the Lynch Mob (Figuratively Speaking)

The ESP LTD GL-256 solidbody electric guitar means business. Lynch Mob axeman George Lynch's signature guitar gives you a comfortable contoured alder body that fits you like a glove, while the speedy maple neck/fingerboard combo paves the way for extremely fast fretting. This guitar's H-S-S pickup arrangement dishes out everything from chimey cleans to searing high gain, while a vintage-style trem delivers the vibe. The entire package is dressed in a way cool distressed finish. Shred with a guitar that oozes quality, tone, and playability: the ESP LTD GL-256.

ESP LTD GL-256 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
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  • ESP LTD - the perfect guitar for rock or metal
  • ESP guitars: built to rock hard
ESP Signature series guitars deliver the goods

Working closely with the influential guitar slingers in their roster, ESP has built an impressive collection of artist signature instruments. From James Hetfield to Jeff Hanneman, these are the who's who of rock and metal guitardom - and their signature axes sport the personalized features and specs that make them unique. ESP's Signature series is all about tone and playability - and because they're members of ESP's affordable LTD series, these guitars offer incredible value. Try an ESP Signature series solidbody electric guitar. You'll be amazed.

ESP LTD - the perfect guitar for rock or metal

ESP LTD guitars was created bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line of instruments feature premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye to detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars, by some of today's biggest guitar heroes, shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you're looking for the perfect rock or metal guitar, you need to check out ESP LTD Guitars.

ESP guitars: built to rock hard

ESP started as a manufacturer of after-market guitar parts in Japan in the late 1970s. By the mid-80s ESP was making custom guitars for some of the biggest names in rock. An exacting eye toward playability and craftsmanship has made ESP Guitars one of the most visible and prevalent guitar brands in rock and metal. Their commitment to quality is second to none, and their impressive roster of endorsers proves it. From George Lynch to Ron Wood to Gus G., George Lynch, and Alexi Laiho, ESP makes the guitars that today's guitar heroes use.

ESP LTD GL-256 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Bolt-on construction; 25.5" scale length
  • Comfortable contoured alder body with double cutaway
  • Maple neck with Extra Thin U Neck contour; maple fingerboard
  • 1.693" standard nut; 22 XJ frets
  • Nickel hardware; LTD tuners
  • Vintage-style vibrato bridge
  • ESP Designed LH-150 humbucker (bridge); two LS-120 single-coils (middle, neck)
Shred like a pro, with the ESP LTD GL-256!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Signature
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Color Distressed 2-Tone Burst
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Extra Thin U Neck contour
Fingerboard Material Maple, 13.7" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots; 12th-fret logo
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.693"
Nut Material Molded
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage style vibrato
Tuners LTD, black nickel
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup ESP Designed LS-120 Single-coil
Middle Pickup ESP Designed LS-120 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup ESP Designed LH-150 Humbucker
Controls Master Volume, 5-way switch, neck tone, middle tone
Strings (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number LGL256

Customer Reviews

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New favorite guitar

Guitar came set up out of the box it's my new favorite guitar to play
Music background: Rock Star

Buy This Guitar!

Buy this guitar!!! Bought this on a whim and couldn't be happier, everything was way better than expected as far as the sound, neck, set up, tuners, and pick ups go. Distressed finish isn't natural but it's still a beautiful guitar. I'm definitely sold on ESP/LTD Strats! Just wish they made more with this pick up combo. Customer service was amazing as well!

Better than expected...

First off, Mike Hammond at Sweetwater is the best. He not only made sure I was completely satisfied with my new guitar but bent over backwards to get me a great deal on more gear that I wanted. I bought this as a gift for a friend and could'nt have been more pleased with the quality that is in this guitar, the neck is awesome, the stock ESP pups are real screamers. My personal tastes run contrary to the "relic" idea but after seeing this finish in person, it looks really cool.
Music background: aspiring guitar player and collector

Excellent Guitar

This one is a real gem. I actually repainted mine to Fiesta Red with a Mint Green pickguard as the "painted" relic job is the only thing that is lame on this one. Other than that, this guitar is amazing. Nice and girthy, has some good weight to it, locks in tune for a long time... Okay I lied, the tremolo (whammy) is not very good(I have it hard-tailed, problem solved) and the pickup selector is too high for my taste, so I trimmed it(also solved). I really really really like the humbucker they have in this one. It's a monster. As I mentioned painting it, I have opened it up and the electronics are not "name brands" but not complete junk even though arguably cheap... they still sound great. All minor complaints here as I play this guitar A LOT because it's simply a great guitar.
Music background: Have been playing a while

Own a piece of The Lynch Mob Arsenal

First off, the distressed look on this guitar is much better than I expected. The worn look on the fingerboard is very authentic to years of use. The same goes for the back of the neck... Very vintage looking. The 5 way selector switch give you many tonal possibilities(Blues,Rock,Metal) With a Humbucker in the bridge and 2 single coils for the middle and neck positions. I love this guitar. You don't have to be a George Lynch fan the appreciate this killer Instrument. (You should be a George Lynch fan though...He rules!) The value was a total steal at only 499.99. An amazing signature, vintage style instrument, at a bargain price. Thanks Sweetwater.
Music background: Blues-Rock. Metal.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, ESP, ESP Solidbody Guitars