(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. With the LTD Surveryor ’87, the coveted ESP Surveyor shape is making a well-deserved return to the spotlight. A classic bolt-on design at 34” scale, the Surveyor ’87 has an alder body with maple neck and Macassar ebony fingerboard. It also features top-tier components including a Gotoh 201-B4 bridge and a Seymour Duncan Vintage P/ Vintage Jazz pickup set. Available in Black and Pearl White finishes.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 34"
Body Alder
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish Black
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 21 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Vintage
Bridge Gotoh 201B-4
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Vintage P
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Vintage Jazz
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Balance/Tone
Strings D'Addario XL165 (.045/.065/.085/.105)
Case Included N
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...
Michael D.

Hi Carl, I know this bass comes with D'Addario.045-.105. Will Rotosound 045-105 longscale fit without any problem? 

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at or 

Gabrielle K.

Is it possible to get an overall weight of this 87 model? I play a 2012 ebony model which I absolutely love but it's a backbreaker! Wondering if this version is lighter?

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at or

Jonathan  A.

Hey Carl is there any chance these will be available with Black Friday discounts? 

Carl N.

nothing planned at the moment

Mario P.

I really would like to play this bass, but it'd be cool if there would be a left handed version of it. Maybe one day that could happen

Denim M.

They do make a left handed version of it.

Carl N.

Yes, this is currently produced in left handed as well.  These should be in stores this fall, you can always request for your ESP dealer to preorder one of these for you.

Kurt G.

I just got mine today, I absolutely love it!  Thank you

Carl N.

glad you're enjoying it

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