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ESP LTD JR-208 Javier Reyes Signature 8-String Electric Guitar

An affordable 8-string made to the specs of Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes: ESP LTD JR-208 Javier Reyes Signature 8-String Electric Guitar.


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MSRP: Old Price $856.00 Discounted Price $599.00 Save : $257.00 (30%)
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MSRP: Old Price $856.00 Discounted Price $599.00 Save : $257.00 (30%)
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Renowned for his distinctive guitar work in acclaimed progressive metal band Animals as Leaders as well as other projects including Mestis and T.R.A.M, Javier Reyes is widely known for his innovative, classically-influenced playing style on 8-string guitars. The ESP LTD JR-208 offers a stripped-down, more affordable Javier Reyes signature model that doesn't sacrifice great tone, playability and style.

The Mystique-style body of the ESP LTD JR-208 is made from mahogany and dressed in a sleek black finish. Despite its longer 27" scale length, the bolt-on maple neck offers amazing comfort and playability thank to its thin U profile and rosewood fretboard with 24 XJ frets. Javier's custom fingerboard inlays offer an elegant aesthetic touch. A set of ESP Designed LH-308 humbuckers can take you anywhere from sweet & clean to a heavy crunch while offering all of that massive low-end power that metal players crave. For no-nonsense sound shaping, the JR-208 comes equipped with a single Volume control, a single Tone control and a 3-way pickup lever. Comes loaded with chrome hardware including a set of LTD tuners, an LTD fixed bridge and a standard strap button. Case not included.

Get your ESP LTD JR-208 Javier Reyes Signature 8-String Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 8-String Electric Guitar

Plays like a much more expensive guitar


So I sold my previous 8-string guitar a while back. I missed it. I wanted a good value guitar, and kept circling back to the JR-208 by ESP Ltd. I'm glad I did. This guitar is truly worth the price. I have owned several very high-end ERGs, but have returned to earth with a much more reasonable collection in my recent years. This guitar fit the bill perfectly with playability and price. I have a little bit bigger fingers than most people, but I found the thickness an contour of the neck/neck-profile to be quite comfortable and very accessible for an 8-string guitar. I liked the shape of the body and the access to the higher register/frets. The stock pick-ups were surprisingly good and sounded good through my Pod HD Pro X into powered monitors. I found the articulation and clarity beyond what I expected for the $599 price tag. My only knock, isn't really a knock because it's just a feature I wish it had (and probably would at a higher price point), but I wished it came with coil tap pick-ups just for that little extra punch when playing clean. So yeah, not a real knock because it's a feature that would cost the mfg more money. Yes, I highly recommend this guitar. I would stake my personal reputation on the amazing value. Remember, this guitar is only $599, and I felt like it played as well as my previous 8-string guitar which I paid over $1K for.

Rocking Geologist

Corpus Christi, TX


LTD JR-208 Javier Reyes Signature 8-String Electric Guitar

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Number Of Frets 24
Scale Length 27''
Nut Width 54mm
Neck Shape Thin U
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup ESP Designed LH-308B
Neck Pickup ESP Designed LH-308N
Bridge Type LTD Fixed
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Black Finish

Custom Fingerboard Inlays

XJ Frets

Passive Electronics with Vol/Tone/3-Way Lever

Molded Nut

Chrome Hardware

LTD Tuners

Standard Strap Button
Case/Bag Included No
Series Signature Series
Model JR-208
Warranty Info:

Your new ESP instrument is warranted to be free of any defects in materials and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations described below. This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser when product is purchased as NEW from an Authorized ESP Dealer. Electronic parts and guitar hardware are limited to a warranty period of one (1) year from date of purchase.

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