Michael Tuttle Custom Classic S 3-Tone Sunburst #329  From Tuttle

Hand-crafted S-style Guitar in a vintage 3-tone sunburst finish! 

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Michael Tuttle Guitars

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What We Think

Everyone loves the signature quack and bite that a Classic S style guitar promises to bring. This Tuttle model easily reaches up towards the upper echelon of what an S-Style guitar is supposed to be. I've always loved the tone of an overdriven neck pickup on and S-guitar, and these Tuttles really capture me with their fine tone though a slightly pushed tube amp. This is exactly the kind of ax you want to re-create so many of the awesome tones from the history of the electric guitar. From Jimi Hendrix, to Mark Knopfler and Robert Cray so many great tones spring to mind, and this is the kind of guitar to capture that sonic nirvana on your own. The emaculate fret work on this piece only adds wonderful comfort and playability to its already amazing dynamic responsiveness and classic tone. whether you are a collector looking for another great piece to add to your collection, or a player looking to buy a forever guitar, this one would be hard to beat from any perspective. Give it a chance and let it help you be the musician you are working to become.       

Michael Tuttle Custom Classic S 3-Tone Sunburst Electric Guitar - Quick n' Dirty

This Tuttle model easily reaches up towards the upper echelon of what an S-Style guitar is supposed to be. The emaculate fret work on this piece only adds wonderful comfort and playability to its already amazing dynamic responsiveness and classic tone. whether you are a collector looking for another great piece to add to your collection, or a player looking to buy a forever guitar, this one would be hard to beat from any perspective. This guitar is available for SoundPure's Try-Before-You-buy Program, so if you want to hear how it sounds in your studio with your gear, shoot us an email at Electrics@SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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

Custom Classic S

Alder/Maple/IRW Neck/.830 C shape/12" radius

bone nut

6150 SS frets

Tuttle Vintage Bridge

Nickel Hardwear

HAP Kluson Gears

3 ply Parchment pickguard

5-wat switch with V-T-T

Top Input Jack

Aged Knobs

Pickups:

Aged

Neck - Area 61

Middle - Area 61

Bridge - 409

Finish - 3 TSB

Oil Finish Neck

G&G Case

10-46 Strings