This is an interesting announcement, just prior to the new Animals As Leaders album launch (you can hear the full stream of ‘The Joy Of Motion’ here), guitarist Javier Reyes has announced that he has become a Carvin Guitars endorser. The reason I find this surprising is that I saw Animals as Leaders play in Sydney last month and Javier was still using his 8 string Ibanez, usually when an announcement like this happens the guitars are already being road tested. Also Tosin Abasi obviously has his own Ibanez TAM 100 signature model so you would think there would be pretty strong ties with Ibanez within the band. Having said that, there is a lot of love for Carvin’s extended range guitars on the various guitar forums and maybe they are working together on a signature model. Who knows but it looks very cool in the photo.
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