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Tyler Classic Sherwood Green Electric Guitar #15034 - Used  From James Tyler

The James Tyler Classic - single coil goodness with all the chime you'll ever need!!!  


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Weight: 7.15 lbs.

This James Tyler Classic has become exactly that - an instant classic. The Sherwood Green beauty has dropped jaws and turned heads all around the SoundPure office, and we are all in love. A masterfully constructed guitar with an Alder body and all Maple neck/fingerboard makes for an illustrious vintage machine oozing out that bright and spanky spunk.

The JTS5250 pickups bring the single coil goodness. A great vintage tone with a relative spank in the mids and unreal natural presence create a bright and snappy strat tone just cutting through the mix. The pickups breathe nicely, very touch dynamic and sensitive to even the smallest nuances in your playing. This enables you to dig in and get the touch dynamic grit you want without muddy'ing up the tone. A well rounded and large sonic spectrum allows access to almost all dimensions of tonal shaping - you will be hard pressed to find a spot in the 5-way configuration that does not sound good. 

This Sherwood Green Classic has everything you need in a lifetime guitar - sounds great, feels great, and looks great. With all the grounds from pop to rock, and country to funk covered, there's virtually no territory you can't venture into with this guitar!

Manufacturer's Description from James Tyler

The James Tyler Classic Model combines classic good looks with a variety of pickups, hardware, and finish options. Keeping with the traditional look while allowing a more personal touch makes this guitar a favorite.

James Tyler Guitars

About Manufacturer

James Tyler started out doing custom guitar work and repairs in the early 1970's. His reputation grew by word of mouth up through the later 1980's and early 1990's when a lot of top session players and artists in the Los Angeles studio scene trusted him to give them exactly what they needed. He listened to his customers and pushed the limits by constantly seeking what could be improved. This kind of hands-on experience with thousands of guitars and an exclusive clientele has given James keen insight into how things work, and what players want. 

Today, the guitars are built using state-of-the-art technology including computerized milling machines, laser machines, 3d modeling stations, and aerospace engineering to ensure utmost quality and precision in each product that is made. Technology, however, never takes precedence over what James calls "the human factor." In this digital age, many computer-built products feel sterile and like machines themselves - that is not what you get with a Tyler. James draws the line to ensure that technology remains a tool in the hands of expert luthiers, and never a human replacement. 

The handwork and attention to detail at Tyler make a guitar feel comfortable and familiar. A small, dedicated crew of talented craftsmen builds each guitar to order doing as much work by hand as possible. The necks are final shaped by hand, the bodies get hours of hand work through the sanding, painting, and buffing processes. the frets are dressed and polished by hand through a 10-step process that gives a superior final result that no computer-controlled machine can produce. The guitars get assembled, adjusted, set-up, played, listened to and tested by people who care about quality. Then they go back for a final set-up before they are packed and shipped. It takes a determined balance of modern technology and old school tradition to give you a guitar that feels like an old friend when you play it for the first time. 

The operation at James Tyler Guitars has grown slowly over the years with no partners, no investors, and no compromises. All the work is still done in Los Angeles, California in the same spirit as when it all started. A ton of sweat equity goes into each instrument so you can pick it up and make it yours from the very first moment. 


Serial Number: 15034

Year: 2015

Model: Classic

Body: Alder, Solidbody

Color: Sherwood Green Finish

Headstock: Natural

Pickguard: Parchment, Black, Parchment

Hardware: Chrome

Pickup Config: Single Coil, Single Coil, Single Coil

Neck Pickup: JTS5250

Middle Pickup: JTS5250

Bridge Pickup: JTS5250

Control Layout: 5-Way Switch, Volume, Tone, Tone

Control 1: Master Volume

Control 2: Neck and Middle

Control 3: Bridge

Neck: Quartersawn Maple

Fingerboard: Quartersawn Maple

Shape: Standard '59

1st Fret: .845" / 21.5mm

12th Fret: .975" / 24.8mm

Fret Size: .090" x .055" / 2.3mm x 1.4mm

Radius: Compound 10-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

Nut Width: 1 5/8" / 41.3mm

Tuners: Kluson

Bridge: G6RV

Strings: D'Addario 10s