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Tyler Studio Elite HD Candy Jimburst Electric Guitar #22215  From James Tyler

A Smoking Hot Studio Elite in Custom Jimburst Finish!


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James Tyler Guitars

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What We Think

We're always impressed with James Tyler's craftsmanship, but he really knocked this one out of the park! That Jimburst finish will pop in any situation, and of course the tone is just as attention worthy. The Duncan classic stacks give you all the classic single coil tone you want while keeping that nasty hum out of your signal, and with how good the bridge humbucker sounds, we can see why Tyler wants to keep it a secret. Jump on this deal quick because these never stick around very long!

Tyler Studio Elite HD Candy Jimburst

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Eddie Berman plays a Tyler Studio Elite HD Candy Jimburst Electric Guitar #22215, with a used Black Suhr Badger 18 Amp Head, a used Black Suhr Badger 1X12 Cabinet, a Xact Tone Solutions Imperial Overdrive Guitar Pedal, and a Universal Audio UAFX Starlight Echo Station.

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. 


Model: Studio Elite HD

Serial: 22215

Weight: 7.60 lbs

Body: Alder

Neck: Quartersawn Maple Neck

Fingerboard: Pau Ferro

Neck Shape: Standard '59

Nut Width: 1 5/8"

Neck Radius: 10-12"

Number of Frets: 22

Fret Size: .110"x.055"

Color: Jimburst

Top: None

Binding: None

Headstock: Natural

Logo: Black

Pickup Configuration: HSS

Neck Pickup: Duncan Classic Stack

Middle Pickup: Duncan Classic Stack

Bridge Pickup: Secret

Pickguard: White Pearl

Switching: 5-Way Switch, Midboost Preamp with Bypass Button, Series/Parallel Buttons

Controls: Volume, Tone

Tuners: Hipshot Locking

Hardware Finish: Chrome

Bridge: G2TS

Case: Hardshell