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Josh Middleton is the acclaimed and highly influential guitarist of UK-based progressive metal/metalcore bands Sylosis and Architects, and his first ESP Signature Series guitar is one that lives up to this musician’s extraordinary talent. The LTD Josh Middleton Signature Series JM-II offers a bolt-on construction alder body with quilted maple top, a three-piece roasted maple neck in an extra-thin u-shaped profile, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets. Components on the JM-II include a set of Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker pickups (alnico in the neck and ceramic in the bridge), with push-pull control to select voicings. It also offers LTD locking tuners and a recessed Gotoh TOM bridge with string-thru-body design. Available in Black Shadow Burst finish.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 3Pc Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Black Shadow Burst
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Recessed Gotoh TOM w/ String Thru
Neck PU Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico *(Pull Tone for Voice 2)
Bridge PU Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic *(Pull Tone for Voice 2)
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Josh Middleton Demos his JM-II Signature Guitar w/Sylosis' "Worship Decay"

Josh Middleton Demos his JM-II Signature Guitar w/Sylosis' "Worship Decay"

Of the dozens of guitars and basses in our "New for 2021" collection, few have generated the extreme amount of excitement as the first LTD Signature Series guitar for Sylosis/Architects guitarist Josh Middleton, the JM-II....

Please please please 7 string version with 25.5 scale and an evertune!!

Edsson  B.


Damn, because the two best releases this year, have no lefty version ?.

ESP please create the EC1000ET BB and this one JM-ll in leff handed.

I know I'm not the only one who would buy these specific models

Jernej P.

How on earth is this not a baritone?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, this model's specifications are designed by the artist to his liking.

Jernej P.

I understand that. Its just that architects play tuned way down. And for such, a baritone is recomended if you wanna keep the intonation. But if he doesnt care neither do I

Anthony D.

I think this guitar was mainly specked for Sylosis songs, but you could play some Architects songs from the newer album, a lot of the songs are either in C# Standard or Drop B

Moritz G.

So will there be a lefty run of this Guitar? I want one so bad.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, sorry but currently not available in LH. We'll pass along your request.

Jordan S.

I'm right on board with this. I'd love a lefty signature model from my favorite artist.. Consider it...More of us lefties out here then most companies think... 

Dirk T.

Paid for one today,  through esp website.  Hopefully they ship soon and on time.  Can't wait.  Love that quilted maple top. Well,  Back to practicing on my ltd ec256 fm. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Hope we can get you this guitar soon. Thanks for your comments and for your patience.

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