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Tyler Classic Lake Placid Blue

Tyler Classic Lake Placid Blue

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Serial number 11188

Every Tyler is an amazing guitar. You expect an incredible neck that plays like glass and feels like it was made to be in your hand. You expect incredible tone and articulation; you expect a perfect finish. That’s just what Tyler does. But what this guitar does is stop you in your tracks. James Tyler called to let us know he was sending a very special guitar. And he delivered.

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Based on a legendary classic, James Tyler Classic S style is a masters vision of what an S-style should and could be.

CRAIG'S POV

Every Tyler is an amazing guitar. You expect an incredible neck that plays like glass and feels like it was made to be in your hand. You expect incredible tone and articulation; you expect a perfect finish. That’s just what Tyler does.

And then, every one in a while, everything comes together and it just goes over the top. Who knows why? I don’t know for sure, but it did on this one.

The neck, first of all, is exceptional, the bird’s eye figure mesmerizing. It feels like it was made to be in your hand. The swamp ash body is very light, the whole guitar weighing just over seven pounds. The acid blue finish is, as you might expecting, stunning. The Indian rosewood fingerboard, fretwork, well, everything, really, is to the highest standard.

When I first played the guitar acoustically, I was struck by its acoustic signature. It’s just so loud, full and clear. Plugged into an amp, the tone just explodes. In multiple dimensions. If you are a player who wants a guitar to respond to every musical gesture you make, even the most subtle ones. Every position on the five way switch has this quality.

What the guitar does is stop you in your tracks. James Tyler called me to tell us about this guitar before it arrived, to let me know he was sending a very special guitar. And he delivered.

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 swamp ash
FinishLake Placid Blue
Neckbirdseye maple '59 shape 1st: .845" 12th: .975"
FingerboardIndian rosewood
Nut width1 5/8"
Frets.110" x .055"
Fingerboard radiuscompound 9.5-12"
Pickguardmint, black, mint
Hardwarechrome
PickupsSSH- JT5500, JTS550, Supercharged Studebaker
Electronics5 way, volume, tone, tone
TunersKlusen
BridgeG6RV
CaseJames Tyler custom hardshell
Weight7.3 lbs.
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