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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 being made available in Pearl Pink, Turquoise and Rainbow Crackle finishes. 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 single coil 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 42mm
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
Mirage Deluxe '87 Demo by Jamie Hunt

Mirage Deluxe '87 Demo by Jamie Hunt

UK-based guitar god and educator Jamie Hunt does this demo of the Mirage Deluxe '87 in Pearl Pink finish. This guitar is part of the LTD ’87 Series, faithful recreations of the iconic set of instruments from ESP’s 1987...
LTD Mirage Deluxe '87 Demo by Pat Heath

LTD Mirage Deluxe '87 Demo by Pat Heath

UK-based ESP player Pat Heath does a demo of the LTD Mirage Deluxe '87, part of our acclaimed LTD '87 Series that are faithful recreations of the set of instruments from ESP’s 1987 catalog. Based on the original ESP Mirage...
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...
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

Kenny D.

So this one’s gonna be available as a lefty? When will those be released and any way to pre-order or reserve?

Carl N.

We are working to have these listings up shortly though you can always visit your local ESP dealer to place an order for one

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