500 S Arthur Ave, Suite 700, Louisville, CO 80027
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Phone Lines MST: 8am – 6pm Mon – Fri • 10am – 6pm Saturday
Curbside Pickup: 10am – 6pm Mon – Sat
Closed Sunday

If you don’t know, now you know, Wildwoodians. Let’s take a trip down the secret passageway and see why the James Tyler Secret Society is such a special group to belong to.

James Tyler is a bit of a mysterious figure. He rarely gives interviews, and he doesn’t care to advertise, relying on word-of-mouth to grow his business. Here’s what we do know: after spending his teenage years taking apart his guitars “for no good reason,” he worked his way through college by doing repair work on guitars and cars. One has to imagine that this unique combination of experiences gave him an appreciation for old-world manufacturing techniques and modern precision engineering.

After spending a couple years as the main repair and restoration specialist at Norman’s Rare Guitars, he graduated to building guitars. At first, he assembled guitars out of parts from Schecter, Kubicki, and custom-made Tom Anderson parts. This was right as the Super Strat craze was taking off, and everyone in LA was looking for hot-rodded guitars with lightning-fast handfeel. James was the right man for the job.