The ESP Mirage Special is part of the first series of ESP mirage guitars that appeared in 1984. The first ESP Mirage guitars had a strat like body. The ESP Mirage Special featured just one "ESP Custom Humbucker" and a rosewood (or ebony) fretboard. The ESP Mirage Special only appeared in 1984. It has "The Mirage" written on the headstock. The headstock on this guitar is called the "New York" which will be featured in models to come after this one. Other features are:
The ESP Mirage Standard is the same guitar but has a maple fretboard with colors matching the body. Colors are Transparent Cherry Red and Transparent Blue.