ESP LTD M-1 Custom '87 FR - Black

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ESP LTD M-1 Custom '87 FR - Black

Product Description:

The ESP LTD M-1 Custom '87 aims to capture the magic of ESP's 1987 catalog. It's a faithful re-creation of the legendary M-1s that catapulted ESP to the world stage. Featuring a through-neck made from maple, alder wings, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard, this axe creates a highly resonant tone with a pronounced sustain. Its snarling tone comes from a single Seymour Duncan Distortion humbucker. The onboard EMG PA-2 boost switch adds extra power to cut through the mix if needed. Finally, the neck is thick enough to feel comfortable in your hand for chording while still being thin enough for effortless soloing. Whether you're looking to re-live the magic of the glory days or want a vintage-style axe with a ripping tone, the ESP LTD M-1 Custom '87 is an excellent choice.

Comfortable, lightweight body

Holding true to tradition, the M-1 Custom '87 has a neck-through-body design. The 3-piece neck is made from maple to promote stiffness and resonance. Since the pickup and bridge are loaded into the same piece of wood, this guitar showcases some impressive sustain. Next, two alder wings are added to the body to improve tonal balance. Finally, the body receives some incredibly comfortable body contours.

Simple controls let you focus on rocking out

The LTD M-1 '87 is powered by a single Seymour Duncan Distortion pickup in the bridge position. Meanwhile, a single volume knob and a boost switch round out the sound-shaping possibilities. While the M-1 '87 has the simplest controls you can imagine, it can create a surprising variety of tones. When running wide open, the Seymour Duncan Distortion humbucker creates the kind of tonal mayhem that would make any old-school rocker proud. If you need some extra volume for your second solo, flip the switch, and EMG's PA-2 boost switch will serve up an extra helping of raw power. Instead of switching guitars to get your single-coil tone, the push-pull volume knob has you covered. All in all, the M-1 Custom '87 is part Super Strat, part fire-breathing behemoth. It's up to you to choose which one you want to tame.

ESP LTD ’87 Reissue Series

Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tokyo-based Electric Sound Products grew a reputation for producing well-crafted interpretations of classic designs, under both the ESP and Navigator brands. In 1983, high-quality replacement parts from ESP started infiltrating the US market. Popular guitarists of the time, including Helmet’s Page Hamilton, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, and the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, were so impressed that they began to commission custom ESP guitars. Coming into their creative own, ESP expanded their design repertoire with bold new body and neck designs and hot-rodded electronics packages aimed at contemporary guitarists looking to push their sonic boundaries. In 1987, ESP launched its updated product line, introducing a number of imaginative guitars and basses that would become instant classics. ESP’s LTD ’87 Series pulls from the pages of the ESP 1987 catalog, faithfully re-creating the first full set of ESP instruments — designs that would set the course for decades of design innovation.

LTD M-1 Custom '87 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Faithful reproduction of ESP's 1987 M-1 Custom
  • Neck-through construction increases sustain
  • Seymour Duncan Distortion pickup delivers sonic mayhem
  • Boost switch adds extra power to your signal
  • Simple controls make finding the perfect tone easy
  • 3-piece maple neck plays fast and smooth
  • Contoured body increases playing comfort
  • Extra-jumbo frets are a pleasure to play
  • Floyd Rose tremolo bridge lets you dive-bomb with the best of them
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As soon as you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. After that, we double-check if all items ordered are in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your order is available for the delivery within the advertised time frame, we will submit it for shipment to the warehouse. If the expected delivery time exceeds the advertised time frame, we'll reach out to you via email and/or phone to confirm the order.

Order Shipment:

Within 1 business day from the time the item has been shipped, you will receive an email confirmation with tracking number. If you would not receive tracking information within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us.

Estimated Time of Arrival:

We typically deliver within 2-10 business days. Custom made products are usually delivered within 3-5 weeks. If the expected delivery date for your order would fall outside of the advertised 2-10 business day time frame, our customer service team will reach out to you to confirm if you are OK with that date.

Areas Covered:

All estimated delivery dates and shipping costs advertised on the website apply the the Contiguous United States only. Please contact our customer service team to discuss the time and cost of shipping to Hawaii or Alaska. We don't ship directly to Canada, but we can ship your order to the freight carrier of your choice.


It is very important that you inspect the packaging of your items when they arrive and check if you received all boxes listed on the delivery receipt.If you notice any damage or shortage of packages, you must make note of it on the bill of lading, take pictures, and refuse delivery.Your note should say "refused due to damage". You must also take photos of all sides of the box and send them to us within 2 days. If there are no damages visible before opening the box, you must note "subject to further inspection may contain concealed damage". If you notice any damage after receiving the delivery, do not throw the box away, and contact us with the photos. After we receive information from you about the refused delivery or concealed damage, we immediately initiate a claim with the shipping company or with the manufacturer. After the claim is fully processed, we ship all replacements at absolutely no cost to you.

Cancellations & Refunds:

We can cancel your order at absolutely no cost to you before the shipping label or Bill of Lading has been created, or before production of a custom order has started. Custom made items are not eligible for refunds after production has started. To be eligible for a return, the item must be unused and in the same condition as you received it. It must also remain in the original packaging, and the packaging must be in a perfect condition. We do not charge restocking fees or return shipping fees. All eligible returns are 100% free. Orders delivered outside the United States are not eligible for refunds. If your order arrived damaged, "Damages" section applies. Our refund policy lasts 45 days. If 45 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund. Please contact us before returning an item to discuss shipping details. All refunds will be issued to the credit card or PayPal account you used for your purchase within 2 days after all returned items arrived at our warehouse.

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