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James Tyler Studio Elite HD-P

James Tyler Studio Elite HD-P

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hardshell case included

As with all of Jim's guitars, the playability is off the charts. The amazing neck shape and rolled fingerboard edges are truly seductive and are features that have made Tyler guitars so renowned. The single coil JTS5500 neck and middle pickups along with the Angry Retro bridge humbucker are a perfect match for its resonant light weight alder body. The sound is beautifully balanced and responsive, with a rich low end and a wonderful upper midrange sparkle. There is a great 3D quality to the sound, so it's perfect for live playing and recording.

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CRAIG'S POV

There is something about opening the case holding a new Tyler that is really special. I never fail to get excited, even after 25 years of owning and playing these babies. They were one of my go-to instruments when I was a working studio musician.

No matter how many I've played, each and every one has something unique and special about it. These are not cookie cutter guitars. There is nothing generic about them. Every Tyler has it own special voice and story to tell. Every one seems to draw something out of me that inspires me. They're more than guitars you play. They're guitars you bond with.

So here I am, looking at a brand new Studio Elite with an arresting new shmear color and already my heart starts beating faster. This black shmear with turquoise tint is just stunning. Set against a black/ white/ black pickguard and black pickups it is a total James Tyler look. As with all of Jim's guitars, the playability is off the charts. The amazing neck shape and rolled fingerboard edges are truly seductive and are features that have made Tyler guitars so renowned.

The single coil JTS5500 neck and middle pickups along with the Angry Retro bridge humbucker are a perfect match for its resonant light weight alder body. The sound is beautifully balanced and responsive, with a rich low end and a wonderful upper midrange sparkle. There is a great 3D quality to the sound, so it's perfect for live playing and recording. This particular SE is passive. There's no mid range boost circuit and guess what? You won’t miss it. You just don't need it here.

Since James Tyler has announced his forthcoming retirement and has stopped taking new orders, brand new Tylers will become harder to come by over time. Bottom line, if you are looking for a stunning and fresh James Tyler SE, don't let this one pass you by.

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 #19224
Bodysolid light weight alder
Neckquartersawn maple
FingerboardIndian rosewood, '59 shape (.845"-.975")
Frets.110" x .055"
Radiuscompound 10"-12"
Nut width1 5/8"
Finishblack shmear w/turquoise tint finish
Headstockblack
Pickguardblack, white, black
Hardwarechrome
TunersHipshot locking
BridgeG2TS
PickupsJTS5500, JTS5500, Angry Retro humbucker - slanted
Electronics5 way switch, volume, tone, volume w/midboost preamp and bypass switch
Weight7.2 lbs
CaseJames Tyler custom hard shell
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