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James Tyler Classic Transparent Burgundy

James Tyler Classic Transparent Burgundy

Price: $6,290

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hard shell case included

When a guitar comes together like this and nails the builder's point of view, you're holding something that was always meant to be. This Tyler has the right look, feel, and sound to make any guitar lover feel right at home. On top of that, it's got the Tyler playability, fretwork, and mojo to enhance the experience every time you play it; this is a great guitar!

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CRAIG'S POV

I love a guitar with attitude, and those who know, know that attitude (with a capital A) is steeped into every Tyler guitar. Our newest Tyler arrival is my elevated take on a '60s Fender classic look. Rather than a blah walnut finish, Tyler added a bit of red to create an all-original transparent burgundy finish; it adds more pop. The exquisite roasted birdseye maple neck adds a warm vintage-like patina bubbling with the figure and capped with Tyler's uber-cool and attitude-laden headstock logo.

The neck is Jim's fantastic standard '59 shape, with those heavenly Tyler rolled edges and 6105 frets that'll let you bend to your heart's content. The electronic setup perfectly matches this alder body — JTS550s in the neck and middle with a rich, articulate, and creamy open-sounding Secret humbucker in the bridge.

I wish I could come up with a unique Tyler dictionary of superlatives. When a guitar comes together like this and nails the builder's point of view, you're holding something that was always meant to be. This Tyler has the right look, feel, and sound to make any guitar lover feel right at home. On top of that, it's got the Tyler playability, fretwork, and mojo to enhance the experience every time you play it; this is a great guitar!

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 #23-525
Bodylightweight alder
Neckquartersawn roasted birdseye maple
Fingerboardquartersawn roasted birdseye maple
Neck shapestandard '59 shape (.845-.975"
Fretsnarrow tall
Radiuscompound 9.5"-12"
Nut width1 5/8"
Finishtransparent burgundy gloss
Headstocknatural w/Coma logo
PickguardB/W/B
Hardwarechrome
TunersHipshot locking
BridgeG2TS
Knobsclassic white
PickupsSSH, JTS5500, JTS5500, Secret
Electronics5-way switch, volume, tone, tone
Weight7.1 lbs
CaseJames Tyler custom hard shell
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