The factory certified 2nd has an identifying "2" stamped on the back. These guitars were found to have minor cosmetic blemishes that kept them from being offered as first quality. Anything noteworthy will be pictured. They may have light scratches that dont show up in photos and are even hard to see without light reflection. Similar designations from other companies are B Stock or Scratch & Dent. The blemishes do not affect playability or structural integrity of the instrument. The guitars are set up and ready to play by ESP. They come with a 90 day warranty from ESP. These guitars have never been broken/repaired or have any playability issues or electronics issues if applicable.
There are some light scratches near toggle switch, that are not quite as noticeable in person. Please see pictures for details.
The EC-256FM is the perfect evidence that a great guitar doesnt have to be prohibitively expensive. A classic shape thats excellent for all musical styles and genres, the EC-256FM offers features that you normally associate with high-end guitars, like a flamed maple top, binding on the body, neck, and headstock, and set-neck construction for fast and easy access to the highest frets. The EC-256FM also features a mahogany body, a comfortable three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck, a rosewood fingerboard with inlays and 22 extra-jumbo frets, and great-sounding ESP Designed LH-150 pickups.