Respected worldwide for his innovative, emotive playing style, Javier Reyes pushes the boundaries of how the electric guitar can be approached with progressive rock band Animals As Leaders and in his soulful solo work with Mestis. Introduced in 2021, the LTD JR-7 is a 7-string version of Javier’s well-known 27” baritone scale ESP signature guitar. It offers neck-thru-body construction for stability and sustain, a swamp ash body, quilted maple top, and a 5-piece walnut/maple/padauk neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard. It features a custom inlay pattern in white pearloid, 24 extra-jumbo frets, and glow-in-the-dark side markers. Top-tier components on the LTD JR-7 include a Hipshot bridge with string-thru-body, a five-way super switch for pickup selection and coil splitting, volume and tone controls, and a set of Javier’s signature Fishman Javier Reyes Open Core Humbucker pickups with a mini-switch to engage it’s multiple voicings. Includes ESP hardshell case.
ABOUT JAVIER REYES
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”. www.espguitars.com