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NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

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 Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Ian R.

One of the best guitars I have ever bought from LTD. Stainless frets and the recessed bridge are great features I hope ESP implements on more of their lines. 


This is guitar is gonna be my next purchase because of unpainted neck and SS frets. This is a really cool looking guitar. I wanna leave some feedback for ESP.

- Please offer more options with hipshot style bridges on your LTD end E-II lines.

- Unpainted necks are a must for fast and shred type necks. Please do away with nasty glossy necks, at least on your Horizon, M and MH type guitars

- Stainless steel frets 


Nick K.

Any chance Josh would consider putting this with an Evertune bridge?  I know he used an Evertune with Architects!

Drew P.

As soon as they are back in stock I will purchase one. Killer design on this model props to Josh and ESP.

The 2021 lineup is definitely making a statement



Can't wait until this comes out ,  i am so buying one. 


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