ESP LTD Javier Reyes Signature JRV-8 8-String Electric Guitar w/ Case

Regular price $ 2,499.00
Regular price Sale price $ 2,499.00
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No Sales Tax Outside of TN

There is no sales tax added to orders placed outside of TN. Since we're a small business we only have to charge sales tax on orders for customers who live in TN. This will save you an additional 5-10%.

Free Pro-Tech Setup

All of our guitars are setup and ready to play as soon as you pull it out of the box. Our Pro-Tech setup is free of charge!

*Our Pro-Tech setup is free with the stock strings that are already on the guitar. If you would like a different set of strings there will be an additional setup and string costs.*

Color: Metallic Gold
Regular price $ 2,499.00
Regular price Sale price $ 2,499.00

Few guitarists around the world have the respect of Javier Reyes, part of the acclaimed instrumental progressive metal trio Animals as Leaders as well as other musical endeavors Mestis and TRAM. Javier is well known for his innovative, emotive playing style, and he turns to extended range guitars to accomplish his uniquely innovative compositions and performances. His LTD JRV-8 is a guitar unlike any other. At first glance it has elements of design that make it seem like a traditional guitar shape, but once you take a closer look, you realize the enormity of its power. 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 Signature Series 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 Signature Series 8-String Javier Reyes Single Width, 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.

Condition: This is a brand new Javier Reyes JRV-8. It comes equipped with our Pro-Tech setup and ESP’s warranty. Drop Dee Guitars is an authorized dealer of ESP Guitars.

Pro-Tech Setup: Our Pro-Tech setup makes your guitar ready to rock straight out of the box. Here’s how..

  • Make any adjustments so the neck is straight to avoid any fret buzzing and for comfort
  • Check the nut and nut slots for any adjustments/filing to prevent any tuning issues, as well as for comfort at the lower frets
  • Make any adjustments to the bridge/tremolo system so it’s in the proper position for tuning stability
  • Set the action to a height that feels comfortable for each guitar
  • Set the intonation so you’re in tune everywhere on the neck

All of these steps will make your brand new guitar feel as comfortable as ever and ready to play straight out of the box!


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Scale: 27" Baritone
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: 5Pc Maple / Walnut
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 500mm
  • Finish: Metallic Gold
  • Nut Width: 54mm
  • Nut Type: Locking
  • Neck Contour: Thin Flat
  • Frets/Type: 22 XJ
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Tuners: Ltd Locking
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000
  • Neck PU: Fishman Fluence Signature Series 8-String Javier Reyes Single Width
  • Middle PU: Fishman Fluence Signature Series 8-String Javier Reyes Single Width
  • Bridge PU: Fishman Fluence Signature Series 8-String Javier Reyes Classic Open Core Bridge (Mini-Toggle Selects Voice 1/2/3)
  • Electronics: Active
  • Electronics Layout: Volume/Tone/Tone/5-Way
  • Strings: D'addario XL (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065)
  • Case: St 8 String Form Fit Case

    Shipping Policy

    Free domestic shipping to the lower 48 states. We have 2-day shipping available for $100. Please allow up to 3 business days for your order to ship due to setting up the guitar and packing your order. You will receive an email update with tracking information as soon as the order is shipped.


    Return Policy

    We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to decide if it's the one for you or not. Please contact us within 14 days if you would like to initiate a return. We will share instructions on how and where to send your item.

    All pre-order deposits are non-refundable.

    All custom ordered guitar sales are final - no returns accepted. All international order sales are final - no returns accepted.

    The buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to Drop Dee Guitars. Our outgoing shipping expenses and processing fees associated with your order will be deducted from the refund amount. Processing fees are not reimbursed to us by the payment processor when we issue a refund. Processing fees are around 3-4% of the sale and shipping expenses can be anywhere from $20-$100+.

    Your item must be in the same condition that you received it and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. If the item returns not in its original condition/missing original packaging or accessories, the condition will be assessed by our team and a restocking fee may be assessed. 

    To start a return, you can contact us at


    Damages and issues
    Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

    We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method within 10 business days. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.
    If more than 15 business days have passed since we’ve approved your return, please contact us at

    Pro-Tech Setup

    Guitars ready to play as soon as you pull them out of the box!

    • Yes, we accept trades.
    • No Sales Tax Outside of TN.
    • Free Pro-Tech Setup.
    • Yes, we accept trades.
    • No Sales Tax Outside of TN.
    • Free Pro-Tech Setup.

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    Really, no sales tax?

    Correct! As long as you live outside of TN we don't have to charge you sales tax. It's one of the benefits of shopping with a smaller guitar store.

    Do you accept trades?

    Yes! Hit us up with details on your trade request.

    When does it ship?

    Please allow us up to 3 business days to ship your guitar in order to get her setup and packed. However, we're usually able to ship out guitars within 24 hours.

    Do you ship internationally?

    Yes! Please reach out to us to get a quote for shipping internationally.

    What's your return policy?