Michael Tuttle Custom Classic S 2-Tone SB Electric #520  From Tuttle

Classic S with a brilliant burst finish, roasted maple neck and a "PD" humbucker in the bridge  

Michael Tuttle Guitars

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What We Think

Michael Tuttle never ceases to amaze us with his incredibly built guitars and yet again we were stunned when we first opened the case on this Classic S. The burst is to die for on this guitar and with a great looking (and feeling!) roasted maple neck you get a guitar that has a classic look taken up a notch from the competition. Tuttle #520 feels amazing and if you've ever owned or played one of Michael's guitars you know to expect that and you certainly won't be let down here. This guitar made us want to sit down and play endlessly and really is the type of instrument that should motivate a player to spend more time on it, it's that good! If you've been a fan of the S style guitars in the past you should definitely call us about Tuttle guitars and find out how much better they can be when built by a master craftsman!

 

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

Weight: 7.6 Lbs

Serial Number: 520

Model: Custom Classic S

Body Wood: 1 Piece Ash

Neck Wood: Roasted Maple

Neck Shape: .830-C, 12"

Nut: Bone

Frets: .104X.047 SS

Bridge: Tuttle

Nut Width: 1.650

Hardware Color: Nickel

Gears: Hipshot Locking

Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint

Electronics: 5 Way Volume, Tone, Tone

Input Jack: Top

Knobs: Aged

Neck Pickup: Area 61, Aged

Middle Pickup: Area 61, Aged

Bridge Pickup: "PD", Nickel

Finish: 2 Tone Sun Burst

Oil Finish Neck

G&G Case

 

 

 

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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.