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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. Based on the original ESP Mirage body shape, the LTD Mirage Deluxe '87 is a bolt-on shred machine with an alder body and three-piece extra thin U-shaped maple neck. These guitars feature a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge and a pickup set that includes a Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 (with original style bobbins and a push-pull control to split the coils) in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail in the neck position. 

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Pearl Pink
Nut Width 43mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 22 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge Floyd Rose 1000
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Hot Rail
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Distortion
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/3-way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included N

Just got this guitar and it's absolutely amazing. Love the feel, sound and the color( Pearl Pink). Well done!!

What is the recommended pickup height for this guitar?

Also I would love to see a reissue of the 400 series. 

Thanks ESP. Keep up the great work and fine line of Guitars.

Mark F.

This came in last night, and it is fantastic.   Feel, fit, and finish are awesome.  Tonal spectrum is incredible, and the play-ability is amazing.

I suggested that my rhythm guitarist in Touch of Grey get one, and I'm happy to get him out of the fingers of the evil FmiC.  

Excellent, excellent guitar; fantastic value - you get every penny out of it in quality.   He liked it so much that he got the turquoise one too!


Phil Mor

I just got the pearl pink colour of this guitar and it is amazing and holds up to the original classic Mirage Deluxe’s I’ve played before making me hope these models carry on in various different colours in the future I’d love to see a black, white or a bright red finish and also along with this and the M-1 Custom, I really hope the Horizon-1 ends up be reproduced along with the rest of the LTD ‘87 setups in the future 

Todd B. ESP

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. We're happy to hear that you like your new instrument. Thanks for choosing ESP!


are these still being produced through 2021? i feel like i remember some mention during their promo period of being "this year only" which was about a year ago now. covid has put a hurtin on alot of peoples finances , especially working musicians with the closure of so many clubs, bars and tour cancellations.... it'd be nice if you guys took that into consideration and carried on the production for a second year.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, thanks for your comments. We are still producing this model this year, but for 2022 it is possible we may replace or discontinue some colors.


Still yet to see a lefty for sale in the UK. Are these still going to be available?

Carl N.

these are still being produced, maybe special ordering one from a dealer would help

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