(U.S. Only)

While ESP first got started in 1975 as a small repair shop in Tokyo, it was really toward the mid ‘80s when our guitars and basses grabbed the attention of players around the world. The LTD ’87 Series are faithful recreations of this set of instruments from ESP’s 1987 catalog. Unlike the current single-cutaway Eclipse shape, the original ESP Eclipse was based on the TE archtop shape,  which is the basis of the LTD Eclipse ’87. This guitar offers neck-thru-body construction with a mahogany body and three-piece maple neck. The ’87 Series Eclipse models offer a set of Seymour Duncan ’59 (neck) and JB (bridge) pickup set (with original style bobbins and a push-pull control to split the coils), and a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. Available in Pearl White and Turquoise finishes.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Pearl White
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Chrome
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU Seymour Duncan '59
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan JB
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N
Eclipse '87 NT Demo by Pat Heath

Eclipse '87 NT Demo by Pat Heath

UK-based guitarist Pat Heath does this demo of the LTD Eclipse '87 NT, part of our new '87 Series. The Eclipse '87 NT is a recreation of one of the guitars from ESP’s 1987 catalog. Unlike the current single-cutaway Eclipse...
LTD Eclipse '87 Demo by Jamie Hunt

LTD Eclipse '87 Demo by Jamie Hunt

The LTD ’87 Series are faithful recreations of the iconic set of instruments from ESP’s 1987 catalog, when ESP first became known worldwide for innovative features like neck-thru construction, locking tremolos, and custom...
2020 NAMM Show: '87 Series

2020 NAMM Show: '87 Series

Live at the 2020 NAMM Show, a product spotlight on the new LTD '87 Series guitars. More info on all "New for 2020" models here....
Introducing the '87 Series

Introducing the '87 Series

ESP is celebrating our 45th anniversary in 2020, having gotten our start in 1975 as a small instrument repair shop in Tokyo. However, it was really toward the mid 1980s when our guitars and basses grabbed the attention of...
Nicholas G.

Which case?

I have had an Eclipse '87 NT for a few months now and I would like to have a proper hard case for it. What is the correct fit? 

Nicholas G.

Nevermind. I see it is listed above. Duh...

Dusty L.

So, I am seeing it is left handed available. How am I am to order one through you guys? Since the only dealers close to me are Guitar Center and Same Ash who don't offer it left handed.

Carl N.

We are currently working to make these listings available though in the interim any ESP dealer could place a special order for a this in left handed for you

felix r.

Please, can you tell me in which country these models are made ?

Carl N.

These are produced in both Korea and Indonesia


Hello, I am very interested by these Eclipse 87 NT but i don't like heavy could you indicate the weight of this guitar and the weight of an EC 1000 or EC 401. I hesitate between both. thank by adavance for your come back best regards. Laurent from France

Carl N.

They are about 8lbs but no two instruments have the same weight so they will vary from instrument to instrument.

Anthony C.

It not that heavy iv got a bad back and have no probs playing it standing for hours 

Jeremy  G.

What was the reason for the 24.75” scale over a 25.5” scale like the other TE shapes? Awesome looking guitar though!

Carl N.

Hey Jeremy, if you have ever seen the origin Eclipse instruments that we produced in the 80's you'll see this is the same specification as those instruments were.