ESP LTD Surveyor 87 Electric Bass

Straight from ESP's 1987 catalog to your hands! The ESP LTD Surveyor 87 bass is a faithful recreation of the '87 Surveyor body style and 34" scale length.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
PJ pickup configuration Combo provides tonal versatility
Macassar ebony fretboard High-density wood; smooth playing feel
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range

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.

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 Pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage P
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Jazz
Electronics: Passive
Electronics Layout: Volume/Balance/Tone
Strings: D'Addario XL165 (.045/.065/.085/.105)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LSURVEYOR87BLK
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LSURVEYOR87BLK
Pearl White
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LSURVEYOR87PW
Rainbow Crackle
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LSURVEYOR87RBCRK
Dark Metallic Purple
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LSURVEYOR87DMP

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-423-8388

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted January 12, 2021 by a customer from
"Fantastic Bass"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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First and foremost; the stock photos of the white do not do it justice. There’s a slight iridescence to it, and it’s guaranteed to look even better under stage lighting. It’s got a nice weight to it: not too heavy and not too light. It feels sturdy without being back-breaking. Playability out of the box was pretty good. I lowered the action a hair at the bridge and it now plays beautifully. The fretwork is impeccable and the neck is comfortable. I’m usually not a thin neck kind of guy, but this one is very easy on the hands. The Seymour Duncan pickups are wildly versatile. The P pickup is a bit on the dark side, but it packs a massive punch. The J pickup is bright and articulate without being harsh. Blending the two is probably the best of the PJ sets I’ve heard. Normally they kind get wimpy sounding... but here, no. You get the articulation of the J and the power of the P. Just what you’d want!Fit and finish is fantastic. The tuners, like another reviewer posted, can leave a little to be desired... they’re kind of flimsy, which for a $900 bass is kind of disappointing. That being said, mine hasn’t exhibited any issues as far as stability goes or anything like that. Overall, very happy with this purchase.
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