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James Tyler Black LA Studio Classic

James Tyler Black LA Studio Classic

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This is a keeper. A great, I’d-keep-it for-myself-great Tyler. Light, resonant, vibey, with a fabulous neck. While I Iove all the Tylers Jim has made for me, this one has a certain something “extra” that I really can’t put into words on paper.

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"This is a keeper. A great, I’d-keep-it for-myself-great Tyler.

Light, resonant, vibey, with a fabulous neck. While I Iove all the Tylers Jim has made for me, this one has a certain something “extra” that I really can’t put into words on paper. (Call me, and I’ll explain more on the phone).

This Black Tyler Studio Classic is, basically, a Tyler Classic in a signature Tyler color - Think Mike Landau.

What makes it different is that it’s all that with the addition of the SE’s midboost and bypass.  Tyler made his original name with studio players, and the electronics were created to help fulfill a working studio musician’s needs for a wide tonal palette. (That’s a fancy way of saying it’s capable of producing a huge assortment of soulful tone goodness.) The pickups are Tyler’s Hot Laura single Coils, and a Secret in the bridge.  The Secret’s recipe is something cooked up by Jim Tyler and Mike Landau - and we all know how fantastic Mike’s tone is.

The neck is Tyler comfy and is his standard ’59 profile. Jim’s dedication to pure excellence in guitar making is evident in every aspect of the instrument: Frets, finish, feel, it’s something Tyler somehow manages to instill in every instrument I’ve had the pleasure of having in the shop.

This particular instrument has the unique distinction of carrying Tyler’s Crossbones logo that Tyler uses on his "with bacon" guitars, which will serve as a constant reminder that you’re playing a really special guitar.  One you’ll fall in love with, just like I did."

- Craig

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

James Tyler has had a guitar in his hand almost every day since he first picked one up the summer after seventh grade, in 1964. In college, Jim studied Architecture, Design, Music, Photography and for a couple years, Theology. He paid his way through these years of collage doing guitar repair work at local guitar stores, and as a factory trained auto mechanic for Alfa Romeo, Lancia, BMW and Fiat. Later into the 1970’s, he got connected with the guys at Norman’s Rare Guitars in the San Fernando Valley, and became their main repair and restoration guy. Jim’s abilities continued to expand and soon he had enough experience and reputation that he opened his first repair shop in Reseda, CA in 1980. Since then its been a whirlwind of successes, including being chosen to be displayed among the great California guitar companies such as Fender, Rickenbacker, Mosrite and Charvel in the Museum of California's exhibit The Ultimate Guitar Show and building for artists such as Michael Landau, David Williams, Steve Lukather, Michael Anthony, and Dan Huff. James' design shapes and various ground breaking guitar finishes and most recently his line of pickups have virtually transformed the guitar building industry.

Bodysolid alder
NeckQuartersawn maple standard '59 profile
Fingerboardindian rosewood
Nut Width1 5/8"
PickguardTortoise Shell
PickupsS/S/H JTS2 Hot Laura, JTS Hot Laura, Secret
Electronics5 way switch, volume, midboost with bypass, tone
HardwareHipshot locking tuners, G2RV bridges
CaseTyler Custom
Weight7.4 lbs
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