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James Tyler SE HD Malibu Shmear

James Tyler SE HD Malibu Shmear

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This guitar weighs in at an 7.6 pounds! It has a bright, articulate acoustic tone that is very fast and powerful. Amplified, the sound is full and also very quick, making this a fantastic guitar for country, twang, blues, or any music where you want the beautiful, open, chimey sound of a Strat. So if you like a traditional Strat sound, but want more versatility, this is your guitar.

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CRAIG'S POV

You’re probably already familiar with alder bodies, so here’s a little background on Mamywo.  It’s not a common word in the Western world, and is actually an acronym for “Malaysian Mystery Wood.”  While that may not sound enticing in print, it is in a guitar, because it’s light in weight (good!) and acoustically loud with great sustain (even better!).

It’s really a perfect wood for electric solid bodies. Had we had a globally connected world back in the '50s, it might have been Leo Fender’s first choice for Strats and Teles.

This guitar weighs in at an 7.6 pounds! It has a bright, articulate acoustic tone that is very fast and powerful. Amplified, the sound is full and also very quick, making this a fantastic guitar for country, twang, blues, or any music where you want the beautiful, open, chimey sound of a Strat. So if you like a traditional Strat sound, but want more versatility, this is your guitar.

Tyler's mid boost is one of the most usable mid boosts I have played, and is tuned perfectly to his guitars. The JTS5500 single coils are made with Alnico 5 magnets and have a powerful and responsive full-bodied chime to them. And the "Secret" Humbucker matches well with the body wood, with its open, articulated sound.

And the neck… well, Jim Tyler's necks are among the best in the business, bar none. The feel of this neck is pure Tyler, and once your put your hand on it, its difficult to stop playing. Satin smooth with a seductive profile and perfect taper. Jim rarely offers birdseye maple anymore and to be able to get on one of his guitars is a real treat. It might be a pricey upgrade but in my opinion its added esthetic is well worth it.

Malibu Beach is my all time favorite shmear finish that Tyler offers. This example is done in a semi gloss which adds a bit more "pop". Simply stunning!!

I’m not quite sure how Jim Tyler does it. Honestly, it’s hard for me to quite understand how he makes one exceptional guitar after another, yet each has its own personality and heart. The opposite of CNC sameness, yours for the playing.

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.

BodyMamywo
Serial #13126
FinishMalibu Beach shmear semi gloss
Neckquartersawn birdseye maple standard '59 shape 1st: .845" 12th: .975"
Fingerboardquartersawn birdseye maple
Pickguardwhite pearl
Nut width1 5/8"
Frets.110" x .055"
Fingerboard radiuscompound 9.5-12"
Hardwarechrome
PickupsSSH-JT5500, JTS550, Secret
Electronics5 way , volume, midboost, tone, bypass button
TunersHipshot locking
BridgeG2RV
CaseJames Tyler custom hardshell
Weight7.5lb
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