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James Tyler White Classic

James Tyler White Classic

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When a guitar all comes together like this and nails the builder's point of view, it's like you're holding something that was always meant to be. This has got the right look, feel and sound to make any vintage 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. A great one.

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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

Sarah Tyler called me about this guitar. She said that she had a guitar that was  just built with a real '60's vibe and that James was really pleased with the way it came out. That was all I needed to hear. I told her to send it over.

I'm so glad I did. If you like early '60s Strats, this the Tyler answer to that esthetic. But with more balls available in the bridge pickup. Great looking (I love the mint green pickguard) and just amazing sounding.

What I really find special is Tyler's "thin" neck, perfect for that era guitar. I should make clear that Tyler's thin neck isn't thin at all. It's just thin for a Tyler. Anyone else would call it a medium. .825 1st fret to .950 12th fret. Perfect C profile and taper up the neck with a compound radius Madagascar fingerboard.

I just love the feel and playability.

The electronic set up is a perfect match for this alder body. JTS550s in the neck and middle with a rich searing chrome covered Hot Retro in the bridge. You can get smooth creamy PAF sounds with the bonus of some added lows and mids.... and more dirt if you want it!

I wish i could come up with a special Tyler dictionary of superlatives. When a guitar all comes together like this and nails the builder's point of view, it's like you're holding something that was always meant to be. This has got the right look, feel and sound to make any vintage 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.

A great one.

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 #12104
Bodysolid alder
Neckquartersawn maple "thin" profile .825-.950
FingerboardMadagascar rosewood
Nut width1 5/8"
Finishwhite
Pickguardmint/black/mint
PickupsS/S/H JTS5500, JTS5500, Hot Retro
Electronics5 way switch, volume,tone, tone
HardwareKluson tuners, G2RV bridge, chrome
CaseTyler custom
Weight7.4 lbs
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