Bass of the Day: LTD Surveyor 87′ Rainbow Crackle

While ESP began as a tiny repair company in Tokyo in 1975, it wasn’t until the mid-’80s that their basses caught the attention of players all around the world. The LTD Surveyor ’87 Series is a realistic reproduction of ESP’s 1987 range of instruments.

LTD Surveyor 87'
ESP Guitars

The LTD Surveyor ’87 is a well-deserved return to the spotlight for the famed ESP Surveyor form. The Surveyor ’87 is a 34″ scale bolt-on design with an alder body, maple neck, and Macassar ebony fingerboard. Thanks to the alder body It boasts a considerable low-end resonance and a mid-frequency punch that just erupts the notes off the fingerboard.

A Gotoh 201-B4 bridge and a Seymour Duncan Vintage P/J pickup combination are among the high-end components of this bass. This instrument also comes in regular Black and Pearl White colorways but the one that caught our eye was the Rainbow Crackle finish which gives a full-on rock ‘n’ roll attitude to this bass. Furthermore, to complete the exciting look of this bass, it also boasts eye-catching deep black hardware.

  • Scale Length – 34″
  • Body Wood – alder
  • Neck – maple
  • Fingerboard – Macassar ebony
  • Finish Color – Rainbow Crackle
  • Frets – 21
  • Hardware – black
  • Bridge – Gotoh 201b-4
  • Neck Pick Up – Seymour Duncan vintage p
  • Bridge Pick Up – Seymour Duncan vintage jazz
  • Electronics Layout – volume/balance/tone

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