ESP LTD Eclipse '87 NT, Rainbow Crackle
This model is part of the Limited ‘87 Series which faithfully recreate ESP’s instruments from 1987, packing vintage features and looks to create a guitar that sounds and looks good.
This model has a Mahogany body with a 3-piece maple neck with a thin ‘U’ profile making it comfortable to play, topped with 24 extra-jumbo frets on a Macassar ebony fretboard. It also features LTD locking tuners and a Tonepros Locking TOM and tailpiece, which improves intonation, sustain and tuning stability.
This model has a Seymour Duncan ‘59 neck pickup, which provides a classic vintage tone with a warm, detailed sound, and a Seymour Duncan JB pickup at the bridge, which delivers a full and powerful low-end, a crunchy mid-range and crisp highs with increased sustain and harmonics.
To complete the look is chrome hardware, a striking Rainbow Crackle finish with a matching headstock.
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. Unlike the current single-cutaway Eclipse shape, the original ESP Eclipse was based on the TE archtop shape, which is the basis of the LTD Eclipse ’87. This guitar offers neck-thru-body construction with a mahogany body and three-piece maple neck. The ’87 Series Eclipse models offer a set of Seymour Duncan ’59 (neck) and JB (bridge) pickup set (with original style bobbins and a push-pull control to split the coils), and a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece.