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Tyler Tylerbastar Alien Guano Electric Guitar #12261 - Used  From James Tyler

A truly unique Tyler in Alien Guano!


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What We Think

Condition: Used, Very Good (Hardshell case is missing the handle)

This one takes no prisoners, makes no apologies, and is unlike any other James Tyler guitar we've had in the shop. A "redhead" heastock, double "a-hole" labeling, glowing fret markers, double strap buttons, no face dots, AND a drop-D tuner?! The 4-way switch gets you both pickups in parallel or series with tons of grit, twang, and power! A head turner if there ever was one, you won't get another opportunity to own something like this!

SP Luthier Notes: Fret dress & setup

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: Tylerbaster

Serial: 12261

Year: 2012

Weight: 7.7 lbs

Body: Alder

Neck: Quartersawn Maple

Fingerboard: Maple

Neck Shape: .820" - .920"

Nut Width: 1 5/8"

Neck Radius: 10-12"

Number of Frets: 22

Neck with @ 22nd Fret: 2 3/16"

Fret Size: .110" x .055"

Color: Alien Guano

Top: None

Binding: None

Headstock: Red

Logo: Black

Pickup Configuration: SS

Neck Pickup: Unidentified Telecaster Neck Pickup (9.08 K)

Middle Pickup:

Bridge Pickup: Fender Custom Shop Tele (10.28 K)

Pickguard: 3-Ply Black

Control Layout: 4-Way Switch

Controls: Volume, Tone

Tuners: Hipshot Locking + Schaller Drop Tuner

Knob Type/Color: White & Black Knurled

Hardware Finish: Black

Bridge: 3-Saddle

Case: Hardshell (missing handle)