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Tyler Black Classic #2

Tyler Black Classic #2

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custom hard shell case included

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. Like all Tylers, it has a muscular feel and sound coupled with what I think is one of the most player-friendly necks around. No one rolls the edges of a fingerboard like Jim Tyler. It gives the guitar such a broken in feel - right from the moment you put it in your hands.

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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

I have been playing and loving Tyler guitars since the late 80's. I still own one of the earliest Classics that Jim made. For those who like the traditional feel of the Fender-like body, the Tyler Classic sets the standard for masterbuilt strats. The Black Classic is based on the model that LA studio great Michael Landau made famous.

Like all Tylers, it has a muscular feel and sound coupled with what I think is one of the most player-friendly necks around. No one rolls the edges of a fingerboard like Jim Tyler. It gives the guitar such a broken in feel - right from the moment you put it in your hands.

This particular guitar is an exceptional example of an exceptional model. It is extremely light for an alder guitar. That helps bring out the guitar's natural woody resonance.

As far as electronics go, Tyler is winding some of the best pickups out there and the combination that he put in this guitar just blow me away. The alnico 5 singles have a vibrant 3D quality to them, while the "Secret" in the bridge position has great definition and tone with a creamy sweet presence. Finally, I just love the esthetic of this guitar.

The black finish, tortoise pickguard, Madagascar fingerboard, and Tyler's distinctive headstock add up to a guitar that's classic and dangerous all at the same time.

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.

Bodyalder
Neckquartersawn maple standard '59 shape 1st fret .845 12th fret .975
FingerboardMadagascar rosewood 9.5" -12"
Frets.090x .055
Nut width1 5/8"
Finishblack
Pickguardtortoise shell
Hardwarechrome
TunersHipshot locking
BridgeG2RV
PickupsSSH JT5500,JT5500, Secret
Electronicsvolume, tone, tone 5-way
Weight7.15 lbs
Casecustom Tyler hard shell
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