M-1 CUSTOM '87

BLACK

M-1 CUSTOM '87
$1,099.00
(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. The LTD M-1 Custom ’87, based on the legendary original ESP M-1 model, offers neck-thru body construction for fast access to the highest frets. Its comfortable alder body and three-piece extra thin U-shaped maple neck are designed for speed and smooth playability. The M-1 Custom ’87 features a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge without a recess route and a single Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 pickup with a push-pull control for coil splitting, and an EMG PA-2 boost switch for when you need that extra push of raw power. Available in Black, Dark Metallic Blue, and Candy Apple Red finishes.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Black
Nut Width 43mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Chrome
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge Floyd Rose 1000
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Distortion
Electronics Passive w/ Active Boost
Electronics Layout Volume(Push/Pull)/EMG PA-2 Mini switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included N
Media
LTD M-1 Custom '87 Demo by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk)

LTD M-1 Custom '87 Demo by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk)

A legend of rock guitar takes a classic reissue out for a spin, and we all win! The mighty Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad), one of ESP's most longterm artist endorsees, tries out the LTD M-1 Custom '87 in Dark...
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LTD M-1 Custom '87 Demo by Kevin Storm

LTD M-1 Custom '87 Demo by Kevin Storm

Netherlands-based session guitarist and producer Kevin Storm just did this awesome demo of the LTD M-1 Custom '87, part of our new '87 Series lineup. Available as shown in Candy Apple Red and also in Black and Dark Metallic...
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LTD M-1 Custom '87 Unboxing and Demo/Review by Martin "Skar" Berger

LTD M-1 Custom '87 Unboxing and Demo/Review by Martin "Skar" Berger

Martin "Skar" Berger of German symphonic folk metal band Equilibrium unboxes the LTD M-1 Custom '87, a guitar from our new '87 Series, and then shows you some of its tones and features. The LTD ’87 Series are faithful...
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LTD M-1 Custom '87 Demo by Pat Heath

LTD M-1 Custom '87 Demo by Pat Heath

The LTD M-1 Custom ’87, based on the legendary original ESP M-1 model, offers neck-thru-body construction for fast access to the highest frets. Its comfortable alder body and three-piece extra thin U-shaped maple neck are...
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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....
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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...
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Comments
Steven Mal

I would love one of these with two pickups.

Carl N.

thanks for the suggestion

Charles P.

If they are interested in doing reissues, can we get an LTD 901 for the Rammstein fans?

Carl N.

Love these, thanks for the suggestion!

Frederico S.

How about a reverse headstock?

Carl N.

these are produced in line with how they were spec'd in 1987, these did not feature reverse headstocks then

Manos

How much does it cost?

Carl N.

Pricing will be listed for customers viewing within the U.S.  if you are outside of the U.S. you would need to contact your local ESP dealer for pricing and availability.

David C.

I received my Black M-1 Custom 87'... 2 days ago. Great playing, feeling, sounding guitar. MIK was a surprise also. I own several early ESP's that this is modeled after, and they have done a great job recreating the original vibe and feel. I tend to stay away from active pickups,etc but,  The "Active Boost"  really provides a kick in the pants for soloing. Overall very impressed with the new M-1 Custom 87'. If you have played the early original models, this is a very well made representation of the guitars from that era. Well done ESP/LTD. 

Josh in NY

That's awesome to hear and know, thank you! I am picking mine up this weekend. I was told that the feel is a LOT like the E-II stuff, and that ESP had knocked this one out of the park. Your reply only solidifies my anxiousness to get the thing already!!!

 

Thanks Dave!!

Carl N.

Glad you enjoy it!

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