Michael Tuttle Carve Top Deluxe Ice Tea Burst #10 - Used  From Tuttle

Big, bold sound from one of the best luthiers in the business! Don't miss out on #10!

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What We Think

Weight: 7.95 lbs.

As always, Michael Tuttle's craftsmanship is unparalleled and this guitar shows the full range of his abilities, both in terms of physical artisanry and tonal artisanry. The combination of a lightly flamed maple top, Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, and Tuttle's industry-leading fretwork really sets this guitar apart from anything else out there. They don't call him 'Best Frets" for nothing!

When we first got this guitar, we plugged it in and were FLOORED. Think the big, bold sounds of a 335-style guitar without the low-end muddiness common in your typical semi-hollow. And when we realized it arrived tuned a full-step down, once we tuned it up to standard...HOLY COW. That big, bold sound tightened up even more with a ton of sparkle and clarity.. He really spared no expense in putting this one together.

This guitar is pre-owned but is in near-mint condition. It shows the tiniest, most imperceptible wear near the picking area, but other than that it looks pristine. This is your chance to own a gorgeous piece of modern luthiery at a steal of a price.

Michael Tuttle Carve Top Deluxe Ice Tea Burst #10 (Used) Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure Electric Guitar Specialist Eddie Berman tests out the Michael Tuttle Carve Top Deluxe Ice Tea Burst #10 (Used) with a Carr Sportsman 19W 1x12 Combo Amp, a Strymon Brigadier dBucket Delay Effect Pedal, and a Xact Tone Solutions Winford Drive Guitar Pedal.

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

Model: Carve Top Deluxe
Serial Number: 10
Body Wood: Mahogany Body / Maple Cap
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Madagascar Rosewood
Neck Back Shape: .860 - C
Finish: Ice Tea
Frets: 6150 Stainless Steel
Hardware: Nickel
Electronics: 3-Way Switch, Volume, Tone
Pickups: "Patent Denied PAFs"
Tuners: Tone Pros
Bridge: Tone Pros