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James Tyler has been crafting phenomenal instruments and inspiring guitar players since the early 1970s. Known for their incredible consistency and legendary attention to detail, James Tyler guitars have absolutely unrivaled build quality. Wildwood guitars is proud to have waved the Tyler banner for many years, and we are proud to be one of the largest Tyler dealers in the world. We are honored to champion James's amazing work by partnering with him to inspire guitarists across the world. By crafting stunning finishes and necks that practically play themselves, James Tyler has cemented his legacy in the guitar world, and Wildwood Guitars is honored to have been along for the ride.

Tonal Evaluation

Each pickup on this James Tyler is inspiring, but what really makes this guitar magic is the way they work together. The neck pickup gave me a shockingly accurate recreation of Hendrix's "Little Wing" tone, and I love its round, fat bass response and warm midrange. The middle pickup is quite even, balanced, and clear, with a bit of quack in the upper mids to help it cut through (and snarl like a junkyard dog through a distorted amp!). The bridge is a roaring rock and roll humbucker that produces foundation-shaking low-end, punchy mids, and snappy trebles. So, you have a fat single-coil, a Goldilocks single-coil (not too bright, not too dark), and a beastly 'bucker. With those sounds (and the gorgeous quack and sparkle in positions two and four), I'm confident that I could make it through any gig or recording session with just this guitar, and I'm also confident I'd get lots of compliments on my tone afterwards (my playing, maybe not so much!). Anyone seeking a versatile S-style guitar with many spectacular sounds within it will love this serial!


Brand James Tyler
ModelClassic Ice Water
Finish ColorIce Water
Weight7.72 lbs
Body WoodSolid Alder
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
Neck ShapeThin '59
Neck Dimensions.830 1st - .950 12th
FingerboardIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard RadiusCompound 10"-12"
Fret Size.110" x .055" / 2.8mm x 1.4mm
Width at Nut1-5/8"
Pickups2 JTS5500 Single Coils and 1 Secret Humbucker
Controls1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-way Switch
TunersHipshot Locking
Pickguard3-Ply Black
CaseGrey Tyler Deluxe Hardshell Case

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Serial Number: 18009

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