Michael Tuttle Custom Classic S 2-Tone Burst #334  From Tuttle

Hand-crafted S-style Guitar in a vintage 2-tone finish! 

Close

Our product photos are the actual, specific serial number for sale!

This specific item was photographed by us here in Durham, North Carolina. We are a very small team dedicated to providing you the most accurate photos possible, through our obsessive focus - individually photographing nearly everything that comes through the door. Questions about what you see? Want more information, photos, or just a friendly conversation with someone that cares and who has actually had their hands on this exact item? Contact us now!
Michael Tuttle Guitars

Available for Special Order

See something you like? This item is gone, but not forever. It can be special ordered, and even customized!

We can get it fast!

Because of our special relationship with Tuttle we can get this as fast, or faster than anyone in the industry. In some cases, we even have preferred build slots we can offer you.

Want to know when one lands?

Notify Me

Want to discuss a special order?

What We Think

Tuttle really builds some of the slickest guitars I have had the pleasure to play in my time here at SoundPure, and this one is no exception to the trend. It's the kind of guitar that makes your left hand feel like it's gliding up and down a neck made of silk. There is a certain confidence that an instrument of this quality inspires. It makes you know that you will hit the notes coming next in any movement. This kind of relationship is what you want with an instrument. It is symbiotic, and beautiful. 

There is no secret what kind of tone this piece was made to have. Dubbed the "Classic S", it lives up to its pedigree with the lean power and grace of a purebred German Shepard. Its cleans shimmer like coins lining a wishing well in the mid-day sun. They are deep, responsive, and sing with all the idiosyncratic joy that made the "S-Style" guitar so legendary. When pushed through a hot tube amp or overdrive it opens its wings to soaring leads and bellowing lows. Not only a vessel to create art, this guitar is a means to its own end, it is art.

Manufacturer's Description from Tuttle

For the past two decades Michael has specialized in the fine art of what it takes to make a piece of wood feel good. Michael makes the necks feel like they're a part of your hands from the moment you pick them up.

Michael Tuttle's background includes stints with Valley Arts and Don Grosh Guitars, where, among other things, he gained a reputation for his fretwork. As a guitar player for the last 30 years, the transition from a professional musician to guitar builder has been a valuable asset to his company. He built his first guitar in the early 80's and in 1993 started building guitars commercially. After 10 years of honing the art of guitar building working for other organizations it was time to start out on his own. Michael Tuttle Guitars began in 2003. His unique craftsmanship and quality are unparalleled. Once you've played a Tuttle you'll know!

Michael Tuttle Guitars

About Manufacturer

We are so fortunate to work with the builders that we represent. Over the years, we've been lucky enough to get on board early with companies that had their act together before the "guitar world" discovered them. Several years back, two people (whose opinions we deeply respect) said we had to check out Michael's guitars. Michael sent us an S and T, and we sold the S model to the first person who heard it! Needless to say, we knew we were on to something. Tuttle has been building for over 20 years and got his start working at Valley Arts in California with Don Grosh, whom he worked with at Grosh Guitars. In 2003, Michael started Tuttle Guitars. Michael's attention to detail is very evident. Being a small builder (Michael’s team consists of himself and an assistant), everything needs to be right the first time out. This is a huge benefit for the player, as there can be no "Monday or Friday" guitars. We’ve always loved it when the guy’s name that's on the headstock had his hands all over the instrument when it was built - his reputation and quality of work is on the line every time one of his creations goes out the door. It's wonderful when you put one of Michaels guitars in a player's hands for the first time and watch their reaction. Michael is such a talented builder, and we are lucky to have such a positive relationship with him as a shop.

Specifications

SN: 334

Production Month: 9-15

Custom Classic S

One Piece Ash Body

.830-C Maple neck 12"

Bone Nut

6150SS Nut

Tuttle Vintage Bridge

1.650 Nut Width

Nickel Hardwear

3-Ply Mint Pickguard

Locking Hipshot Gears

5 Wat VTT switch

Aged Knobs

Aged color Pickups--

Neck: Area 61

Middle: Area 61

Bridge: V V 409

Finish: 2 TSB Nitro

Oil Finish Neck

GG Case

10s-Standard Tuning

 

Related Videos

Layering Rhythm Guitar Parts Lesson with Tim Pierce, Featuring Michael Tuttle Guitars

Excerpt of an episode from Tim Pierce's masterclass on layering guitar parts and the thought process that goes with trying to make a song sound big and full. The solo features his Mike Tuttle S-style.