M-1 CUSTOM '87

DARK METALLIC BLUE

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 Dark Metallic Blue
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
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Where is it made?

Carl N.

These are produced in both Korea and Indonesia

Gary Ho

Are they on par with the quality of the LTD Deluxe series?

Carl N.

These would be produced to the same standards as our 1000 series instruments

Thrasher

Does this 87 model have a non floating Floyd Rose? Dive Bomb only? 

Carl N.

Yes, the trem is not recessed

Sebastian M.

Yes

 

Keith R.

These are not true reissues. To be that, the headstock point would need to be reversed.......Just saying. 

Carl N.

Unfortunately we cannot reproduce the headstock shape, for obvious reasons.  Thanks for noticing Keith!

1000 Pounds of Thrust Guitar

I wish I could order a custom shop version with the headstock you have described (and will remain unnamed -lol)!

Carl N.

Thanks for sharing!

91horizon

Is the 87 series a limited series for this year only or regular production?

 

Carl N.

Hey Horizon, that has yet to be determined so it would be safe to assume these are a limited production model for the time being.

91horizon

Thanks Carl!

1000 Pounds of Thrust Guitar

I hope they stay. I like single humbucker guitars...

Carl N.

Thanks for your insight!

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