Tuttle Tiger Burst Poly Bent Top Standard #Std-220 - Used  From Tuttle

The complete package, beauty and function all rolled into one!  


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Michael Tuttle Guitars

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What We Think

Condition: Used, Excellent

#220 is another astounding example of the level of excellence that Michael Tuttle puts into each of his guitars. Of course, the stunning top on this one speaks for itself, but once you're able to put this in your hands and strum your first chord, you'll know that his guitars are every bit as good as they look. #220 sports a very well balanced H-S-S pickup configuration, allowing for ultimate flexibility in tones, with each position of the 5-way switch being a hugely inspirational tone. You name it, this guitar will do it.

Michael's fretwork is some of the best in the business, and this guitar absolutely shows this to be true. Fit, form and function all delivered in spades with #220; truly an incredible instrument!

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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.


Model: Bent Top Standard

Serial Number: Std-220

Year: 2016

Weight: 8.4 lbs

Body Wood: Alder, Flame Top

Neck Wood: Maple/Maple

Neck Back Shapes: .830 C, 12" Radius

Nut: Bone

Frets: 6150 Nickel

Bridge: Tuttle 6 Screw Narrow Spaced

Nut Width: 1.650

Hardware Color: Nickel

Gears: Hipshot Locking

Pickguard: Pearloid

Electronics: 5-Way, Volume, Tone, Tone

Input Jack: Side

Knobs: White

Neck Pickup: Dimarzio Custom Area, White

Middle Pickup: Dimarzio Custom Area, White

Bridge Pickup: Dimarzio Custom Humbucker, White

Finish: Tiger Burst Poly

Case: G&G Hardshell

String Gauge: .010-.046

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