What year was my ESP made, etc?

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What year was my ESP made, etc?

I'm trying to find out more about my ESP 'the eclipse', dark blue telecaster body, numbered 11538. Any info appreciated. Love this guitar!

91horizon

If you cant find out check under the neck. Theres a code there that helps

 

Steve W.

Hi, thanks for your input. Yes, I believe they didn't make them for very long. Can't find a code anywhere under the neck. Where would you expect this to be - near the machine heads, along the neck or nearer the guitar body?

91horizon

They only made them for a few years like this BTW. Im sure you know that.

 

Pushead

The closest answer I can find is mid 80s. The 83 catalog is the only one where a painted/finished neck face (on a bass) and the 87 catalog was the only one that showed the Tele body labeled Eclipse.

https://espguitars.co.jp/customer/download/catalog/index.html?fbclid=IwAR18FvWP7-NpnBddQvgC1edAEVqIpR51sJXi93_7PoJ70O6m_w7b_4_rGMo

Steve W.

Thanks. Interesting. I've had mine since 1991, second or third hand or more at that time. It felt like it had been around for a while at that point.

Steve W.

Would you know whether this might be a Custom ESP Mirage 1 from Japan (one internet search suggested this, not that I am allowed to post the link to this forum it would seem, unfortunately)? Does anyone have any ESP contacts in Japan that might know?

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