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Michael Tuttle Custom Classic S Mary Kay Nitro #139 - Used  From Tuttle

Tuttle's hand-crafted S-style Guitar in a Mary Kay Nitro finish! 


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Weight: 6.85 lbs. Condition: Used, Excellent

The good news, we just got a used Tuttle Custom Classic "S" in Mary K Nitro. The bad news? It won't be here long. This amazing guitar features a 50's style one-piece ash, finished in a beautiful Mary Kay Nitro. Upgrades include the immaculate and highly playable 6105 Stainless steel frets, vintage tint neck and of course, an incredibly light, one-piece ash body. It's a classic S with the familiar 5-way switch and 2 tone knobs with Michael's hand-wound 60's pickups. The guitar is lightly played and in outstanding condition. If you haven't played a Tuttle yet, it's high time you did. It's one of the best sounding and playing S-style guitars we've had in the shop for some time. Hurry, it won't be here long!

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.


Serial Number: 139

Model: 50's S

Body Wood: Ash, 1-Piece

Neck Wood: Maple, 1-Piece

Neck Back Shapes: .850-C, 12" Radius

Nut: Bone

Frets: 6150 SS

Bridge: Callaham

Nut Width: 1.650

Hardware Color: Nickel

Gears: HAP Kluson

Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment

Electronics: 5-Way, Volume, Tone

Input Jack: Top

Knobs: Parchment

Neck Pickup: 60's S, Parchment

Middle Pickup: 60's S, Parchment

Bridge Pickup: 60's S, Parchment

Finish: Mary Kay Nitro

Vintage Tint Neck

G&G Hardshell Case

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