The ESP LTD Javier Reyes JRV-8 8-string baritone guitar is a stunning instrument that is a dream come true for adventurous players. With its comfortable offset body shape, extended range 8-string construction and EMG’s signature pickup combination of an 81 at the Bridge and an 85 at the neck, this guitar is truly something special. It's designed to capture all that fiery passion and emotion in Javier's playing style, unlocking tonalities from tight rhythms to soaring solos with ease.
The neck-through construction provides exceptional sustain and stability - perfect for experimenting with wild alternate tunings and musical genres alike. Plus with its incredibly slim profile, it's easy to transition between high octave leads or low chugs without compromising your comfort on stage.
The JRV-8 is an 8-string guitar with a 27” baritone scale. Typical tuning on a guitar like this is F#-B-E-A-D-G-B-E, but the JRV-8 is meant to inspire creativity and can flexibly handle alternative tunings as needed. This guitar offers bolt-on construction with an alder body, and a five-piece maple/walnut neck with a thin flat contour. Its maple fingerboard includes double-bar abalone inlays and 22 extra-jumbo frets. It’s also one of the new production guitars to include an 8-string double-locking Floyd Rose tremolo.
The JRV-8’s sound is powered by a H/S/S pickup configuration featuring a Fishman Fluence 8 String Javier Reyes Classic Open Core bridge pickup, delivering three voices that are selectable with a mini-toggle switch. Voice 1 has a thick low end, low midrange growl plus aggressive upper mids; Voice 2 is a searing lead tone with organic treble and harmonics; Voice 3 offers clear, open single coil tone. The middle and neck pickups are Fishman Fluence Single Width 8, a pickup that offers everything from vintage sweetness to muscular overwound punch.
Other pro features of the JRV-8 include LTD locking tuners and gold hardware.
Includes ESP deluxe hardshell case.