The LTD JR-608 has a combination of eight strings with a five-piece walnut/maple/padauk neck-thru-body design. The 27” baritone scale allows you to explore a huge range of pitch on a single instrument. Neck features also include Graphtec Black Tusq nut, an ebony fingerboard with a custom inlay pattern, and glow in the dark side markers. It offers a swamp ash body with the resulting articulate sound, along with a figured quilted maple top. Top-tier components on the JR-608 include a Hipshot bridge with string-thru-body setup, and Javier’s own DiMarzio Eclipse 8 signature pickups. This has a transparent and dynamic lows and mids, and highs that offer a glassy chime you normal don’t associate with humbuckers. It features a 5-way super switch to access all the combinations of tones offered as well as a separate mini toggle switch to split the humbuckers. Javier had detailed input into the creation of the LTD Signature Series JR-608.

The Eclipse 8 Neck and Bridge pickups were developed for and with Javier Reyes. Whether he’s gigging with Animals As Leaders or Mestis, Javier Reyes is a marvelous player. His diverse style contains elements of progressive metal, classical, jazz, and Latin sounds. With his masterful playing, Javier is on the cutting edge of extended-range 8-string guitars.

Javier Reyes is one of the most innovative guitarists in progressive rock today. A master of the 8-string guitar. He consistently pushes the boundaries of how the electric guitar can be approached in his band Animals As Leaders where he complements the work of fellow AAL guitarist Tosin Abasi. Javier is most well known for his innovative, classically-influenced approach to extended-range 8-string guitars, both in his main band as well as other projects Mestis and T.R.A.M.

ESP Company, Limited is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. They are based in both Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, California, United States, with two distinct product lines for each respective market. ESP Company manufactures instruments under several names, including “ESP Standard”, “ESP Custom Shop”, “LTD Guitars and Basses”, “Navigator”, “Edwards Guitar and Basses”, and “Grassroots”.