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. 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 single coil in the neck position. 

Construction Bolt-On
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 22 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge Floyd Rose 1000
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Hot Rail *(Pull Tone for Split)
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Distortion *(Pull Tone for Split)
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/3-way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included N

Finally got mine a few days ago, after waiting 18 months from the date of order! It really is a lovely guitar which looks better in person than the photos show. The setup and intonation were perfect out of the box. I am very happy with my guitar, but seriously 18 months for delivery for a production model? Yeah I know it's a lefty and Covid, supply chain etc, but still. When you pre-order something from the new for 2021 lineup it shouldn't take until 2023 for delivery.


Mark N.

I found one of these on Reverb after learning that the gold won't be available until later this year. I wanted one of the Custom M-1's and one of these. These guitars are perfect right out of the box, zero issues. I usually mod my guitars with different pickups, etc., but these are fantastic as they are. The only thing I did was add cliplock straps to both. This is an awesome finish. I played it at a show last weekend and it got rave reviews for sound and looks.  I am sold on the LTD's.

Thomas A.

Just received mine. It is super hot in person. Gorgeous finish and a breeze to play. Great new ESP LTD addition to my collection. Really glad I made the purchase. Great guitar.


Lefty or backwards photo?


You're very lucky. I pre-ordered one a lefty last October, and I still can't even get an ETA. Same happened in 2020, when I ordered one the tiger eye EII Horizons. Never came through. 

Thomas A.

It is a lefty.