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Javier Reyes is one of the most innovative guitarists in progressive rock today. He consistently pushes the boundaries of how the electric guitar can be approached in his band Animals As Leaders and in his solo work. A master of the 8-string guitar, Javier had detailed input into the creation of the LTD Signature Series JR-608. This combination of eight strings with a five-piece walnut/maple/padauk neck-thru-body design at 27” baritone scale allows you to explore a huge range of pitch on a single instrument. its features also include Graphtec Black Tusq nut, a Macassar 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 a set of Javier’s new Fishman Javier Reyes Open Core Signature Pickups, with a mini-switch to engage it’s multiple voicings. Available in Faded Blue Sunburst finish.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 27" Baritone
Body Swamp Ash
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 5Pc Walnut/Maple/Padauk
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish Faded Blue Sunburst
Nut Width 54mm
Nut Type Graphtech TusQ
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Gold
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Hipshot w/ String Thru
Neck PU Fishman Javier Reyes Open Core Humbucker
Bridge PU Fishman Javier Reyes Open Core Humbucker
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/5-Way Super Switch/Mini Toggle Voice Select
Strings D'Addario XL (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065)
Case Included Y
Controls Javier
Alejandro A.

Hello! Is this an actual maple cap or a veneer only? How thick is the top?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Alejandro, this body uses a quilted maple veneer top. It does not have a maple cap over the swamp ash body.

Giovanni P.

I have D’Addario nyxl 009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046 set up on the 1-6th string. And a .60 and .70 on 7th and 8th (8th tuned to E). Currently the 8th string isn’t resonating and sounds dead even though it’s a brand new strings. What could be the issue with the 8th string?Should I increase/decrease string gauge?

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support 

Jason M.

I noticed it comes with .009-.072" strings.  I just purchased one of these and will be doing some drop E stuff at times.  I don't think the .072" will cut it at that low a tuning (either on intonation or tension).  Will the nut be able to take a 0.076 or 0.080"?  I'm trying to not have to make a trip all the way to my tech just for this unless absolutely necessary!  

Carl N.

Anytime you change string gauges it is best to have your instrument setup for use with those gauges/tuning, this would including reworking the nut.

Jesse L.

Could you swap these pick ups with Seymour Duncan Black winters? I have one of these and LOVE it but want to get another with those pic ups. 

Carl N.

Shouldn't be an issue installing Black Winters into this, be sure to have a professional handle this for you if you are unfamiliar with the process.

Stephen K.

Thank you for the answer Carl . but sorry i can't find the switching pattern when single mode. This guitar have a coil-split switch. Could tell me another datasheet?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Stephen, I'm having our customer service contact you with the drawing you requested. If you have any further questions please contact our customer service team @customerservice@espguitars.com

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