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Michael Tuttle Custom Classic T #252 Electric Guitar - Used  From Tuttle

Michael Tuttle's incredible build and masterful work at a great used price!!


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Michael Tuttle Guitars

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What We Think

Sparkle, spank, chicken pickin' pristine cleans or that gritty and grindy dirt tone we've come to love over the years - regardless of where you want your T-style guitar to take you, a Tuttle Custom T will take you there. The fretwork is impeccable as always and just lends to a guitar that will practically play itself. Your hands feel like they're home the minute they hit the neck. The 2 Tone Burst beautifully shows off the slightest wood grains underneath the finish of a gorgeous and sweet alder body with a midrange that will put you to sleep and a high-end that will never get piercing or shrill on you. Michael Tuttle's work can speak for itself so it's not like it needs my testimony behind it. Get yourself an incredible guitar at a pricepoint not commonly seen on a Tuttle.

Condition: Excellent

Manufacturer's Description from Tuttle

That's what you get with Michael Tuttle Guitars

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.


Custom Classic T

Alder Body

Maple Neck, Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

.850 'C' Shaped Neck with 12" Radius

Bone Nut

6150 Stainless Steel Frets

Tuttle 3 Saddle Bridge

1.650 Nut Width

Nickel Hardware

3 Ply Parchment Pickguard

3-Way Selector, Volume, Tone

Tuttle Electrocup Input, Nickel Knobs

Tuttle 50's-T Pickups (both positions)

2 Tone Sunburst Finish (Nitro)

Oil Finish Neck

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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.