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James Tyler Classic - Black and White

James Tyler Classic - Black and White

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There’s something about the purity of a black Strat with a white pick guard. This guitar just overflows with Strat goodness. The way only Jim Tyler can do it. The neck (as always) is just killer. And the birdseye is worth every bit of the additional cost. The guitar almost plays itself. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been knocked out by Jim’s creations for years.

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Based on a legendary classic, the James Tyler Classic S style is a master's vision of what this style guitar could and should be.

CRAIG'S POV

If you’ve looked around on the Tyler pages at CR guitars, you’ll see that it’s obvious I have an affinity for the way Tyler does black. And there’s something about the purity of a black Strat with a white pick guard that just knocks me out. In short, a classic (with a small c) Tyler Classic (with a big C).

I had Tyler build me a Classic with a maple neck - with a nod in one direction to my own ’56, because I had this one built with a maple neck and an ash body, and a nod in the other to Clapton’s Blackie.

This guitar just overflows with Strat goodness. The way only Jim Tyler can do it. The neck (as always) is just killer. And the birdseye is worth every bit of the additional cost. The guitar almost plays itself. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been knocked out by Jim’s creations for years.

Another is his unerring capacity to match electronics to the woods he uses. For this Classic, he opted for 3 JTS55250 pickups. They give the guitar a balanced, full, dynamic sound with responsive mids and 3D chime. While they have more output than a vintage style pickup, they’re very rich in harmonics, and clean up well. They’ve got great authority - I’d even say they command attention, and at the same time are very touch sensitive. Just great.

Jim has been satisfying and delighting some of L.A.’s greatest studio musicians for years. Musicians who could literally choose any instrument in the world, but who keep coming back to Jim’s phenomenal creations. They’re that good!

Pure. Simple. Inspiring. A traditional look that’s somewhat unique in Tyler’s world. A classic Classic.

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

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.

ABOUT TYLER GUITARS
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.

Serial #14142
Bodyswamp ash
Neckbirdseye maple
Fingerboardbirdseye maple
Neck shapestandard '59 1st-.845", 12th-.975"
Frets.090" x .055"
Compound radius9.5"-12"
Nut width1 5/8"
Colorblack w/ natural headstock
Pickguardparchment/black/parchment
Controls5-way switch, vol, tone (neck and middle), tone (bridge), master vol
Pickups3 JTS55250 single coil
Hardwarechrome
TunersHipshot locking
BridgeG2RV
Weight7.0 lbs
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