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James Tyler SE Retro Pre-owned

James Tyler SE Retro Pre-owned

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I think there are two kinds of people out there. People who love Jim Tyler’s modern take on the super S-style, and those who adore Tylers’ playability, sound and consummate fabulous finishes, but can’t wrap their heads around his more “modern” colors and shapes. For those in the second half (or those in the first half who’ve never treated themselves to a Tyler) this is a great way to fall in love with some Tyler magic...

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CRAIG'S POV

I think there are two kinds of people out there. People who love Jim Tyler’s modern take on the super S-style, and those who adore Tylers’ playability, sound and consummate fabulous finishes, but can’t wrap their heads around his more “modern” colors and shapes.

For those in the second half (or those in the first half who’ve never treated themselves to a Tyler) this is a great way to fall in love with some Tyler magic.

The Tyler SE Retro.  

The SE Retro is designed to combine a more classic look with Jim’s hot rodded electronics. It comes with Tyler’s midboost circuit and bypass, so you get all that Tylery goodness, but with a more restrained aesthetic.

This is one beautiful instrument, and the first SE Retro I’ve had in this year.

 What I love about it is that it has the same wood combo as my treasured ’56 Strat.  Maple neck/alder body.  It has the woody warmth and mids of alder, but with that high end zing that you get with a full maple neck/board. (Which, by the way, has a really sweet quarter sawn maple grain pattern on the fingergboard.)

When done right, (as Jim has done here) it’s a great combination. Tyler’s own pickups match really well with the woods.  The Studebaker bridge pickup has a great, big sound and the JTS 5500 neck and mid are simply fantastic single coils.

As usual, the neck and frets are fabulous, the finish impeccable, and the sound is phenomenal.  In other words, another great Tyler, one that is truly like a 21st century version of my ’56 Strat. Great.

- 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.

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.

Bodysolid alder 7 lbs
NeckQuartersawn maple standard '59 profile
Nut Width1 5/8"
Finish2-tone sunburst
Pickguardsingle ply white
PickupsS/S/H JTS5500, JTS5500, Studebaker
Electronics5 way switch, volume, midboost with bypass, tone
HardwareKluson tuners, G2RV bridge, chrome
CaseTyler Custom
Weight6.9 lbs
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