There seems to be a cult following for Tyler Guitars that we find to be present with collectors, studio musicians, and on guitar forums. Check out a Tyler thread on the gear page, and you’ll find words of praise, lust, and, of course, tons of pictures of Tylers owned by guitarists around the world.
When it comes to modded or “super strat” style guitars, Tyler is top notch. Placing an order for one of their most popular models, the Studio Elite, is like picking out a custom exotic sports car for those who love fine craftsmanship, details, and performance with an emphasis on unique style. Tyler improves almost every feature on a standard S-style guitar and provides truly unique finish options.
The first area of improvement lies in construction. The quarter-sawn maple necks are stronger, making adjustments less frequent. The rolled fretboard edges allow playability to remain smooth without catching an edge on outer strings. Even the carve of the horns on the back of the body are rounded better than the average guitar!
The electronics are another area of amazement. They offer a ton of pickup and tonal options. The most popular option is the mid-boost preamp, which boosts your mid-range to really cut through the mix for leads or just add mid-thickness to rhythm tone. Another great option is the lead/rhythm circuit, which allows all three pickups to function as series, split, or parallel with individual switches. Keep in mind you also control the 5-way pickup selector and optional mid-boost. Confused yet? It sounds like a lot, but in the end, Tyler Guitars offer very usable features that are sure to shape your tone like no other guitar can do.
In the world of guitar finishes, you may think you’ve seen it all. If you are new to the world of Tyler Guitars, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Check out the Shmear finishes! This unique process blends colors to look as though they were dried while in motion. From far away it’s like a blend of color, while up close you can get lost in the finish for days! Check out the pictures of the Burning Water and Copper Patina SE Guitars to see what we mean. The optional satin matte finish is a perfect touch that eliminates fingerprints and retains eye-catching quality on stage.
Like most in-demand boutique guitars, the lead time for just about any Tyler can range from 4 to 8 months and anywhere in between. You’re probably wondering if it’s worth the wait. The answer is yes. Sound Pure always has a bunch of Tyler Guitars on order, and we can work with you to get you the Tyler of your dreams. When you’re looking for that special guitar for stage and studio, a Tyler can handle it all and will surely inspire even the pickiest players.