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1988 ESP The Mirage Custom Contemporary Series Superstrat HHH Vintage Guitar Pearl Rose


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Up for sale, a 1988 ESP The Mirage Custom in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Produced from 1986-90 as part of the Contemporary Series, this built-to-shred Superstrat features neck-through construction with a contoured heel, a trio of ceramic magnet humbuckers (single coil-sized neck and middle), a Floyd Rose-licensed ESP Sinclair tremolo, and a gloss Pearl Rose finish.

Tonewoods include a maple neck, 24-fret bound ebony fingerboard, and alder body wings. The LH-500 bridge pickup is a powerful humbucker featuring rail pole pieces, with a pronounced midrange and tight, aggressive lows, taking gain notably well for liquid soloing and monster chords. The SH-100 Powerrail single coil-sized humbuckers in the neck and middle positions offer sweet treble cut and articulation. This ESP weighs 8lbs 8oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender D, full shoulders, measuring .835” 1st fret, .895” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound ebony, 12” radius, 24-fret, offset mini-block inlays
-Frets: Jumbo, very faint wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, locking
-Tuners: ESP-stamped
-Serialization: “Made in Japan” on back of peghead

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder body wings
-Pickups: SH-100 Powerrail single coil-sized humbucker x2 , LH-500 bridge humbucker
-Harness: Original full-size Japanese pots date to January, 1988
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: ESP-branded Floyd Rose-licensed Sinclair tremolo, dome-top knurled knobs

The gloss Pearl Rose finish exhibits light yellowing of the clear coat, with cosmetic wear limited to minor buckle wear central to the back (largely contained on the tremolo cavity cover) and a handful of tiny dings on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is nigh flawless.

A padded gigbag is included.