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Tuttle Standard Classic S 3-Tone Sunburst Electric Guitar  From Tuttle

Michael's brilliant take on the Classic S design!


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Michael Tuttle Guitars

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What We Think

This is simply one of the smoothest feeling strat-style guitars you will ever get your hands on. Michael Tuttle, known for his exceptional fretwork, more than lives up to his reputation in this case. His skill and craftsmanship allow the player's hand to glide around effortlessly throughout the entire range of the instrument, and it makes this particular guitar very hard to put down. The woods are lightweight and very resonant, and the guitar seems to have that liveliness and spank that comes from the perfect assemblage of tonewoods, electronics, and hardware. Add a gracefully applied special proprietary "thin skin" poly,3-tone burst (I could not hear the difference fron Michael's normal lacquer finish) and a gorgeous maple neck and you have a guitar that looks as great as it feels!

Michael Tuttle Standard Classic S Electric Guitar Demo

This Tuttle Standard Classic Standard S features a three tone sunburst, Alder body, Maple neck, as well as Dimarzio Area bridge, middle, and neck and pickups. This strat style electric guitar has an incredibly smooth feel that allows you to glide effortlessly over the frets. The tone is full and resonant. Thanks to Sound Pure's Eddie Berman for his great playing in this demo. If you have any questions about this guitar from luthier Michael Tuttle, any other gear in the video, or any questions about tips, tricks, and techniques, please give us a call today at 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.   Recording Chain - Heil PR30 + Royer 121 - True Systems P8 - Lynx Aurora AD Converter

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.


Body - Alder

Neck - Maple

Neck Back Shape - .830-C

Nut - Bone

Frets - 6150 Nickel

Bridge - 6 Screw Vintage

Nut Width - 1.650

Hardware - Nickel

Gears - Hipshot Locking

Pickguard - 3-Ply Parchment

Electronics - V-T-T

Input Jack - Top

Knobs - Aged

Neck Pickup - Dimarzio Area

Middle Pickup - Dimarzio Area

Bridge Pickup - Dimarzio Area

Finish - Special "Thin Skin" proprietary poly gloss 3TSB

Case - G&G

String Gauge - 10/46