M-1 CUSTOM '87


M-1 CUSTOM '87
NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

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. 

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Rainbow Crackle
Nut Width 43mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge Floyd Rose 1000
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Distortion *(Pull Tone for Split)
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

Pretty hot... kinda wish you went white bindings though, (with a black/white zebra pickup to tie it into the hardware). The bindings kinda disappear with ebony and a black base color between the crackle... that or a maple fret-board with black inlays/bindings... I mean, there's no maple offerings in the 87 line up at all, soooooo... maybe next new product cycle? (crosses fingers and prays to dark demonic overlords)


love the chrome logo! don't suppose this has stainless frets like the 1000 series?

Nathan M.

Wow, I need it! I NEED IT