Tonal Evaluation

This Malibu Beach Shmear Studio Elite has the sort of sweet, sun-kissed sound that evokes images of white sand, hot sun, and wide-open California skies! The bridge pickup has articulate lows, broad mids, and a stinging high-end; in other words, you could probably catch this bridge pickup is a muscle shirt flexing lifting weights on the boardwalk by the beach if it were a person! The middle pickup has a vocal upper-midrange a bright, crisp high-end, and I was able to cop some delightful funk/dance tones with it along with some great blues and rock sounds. The neck pickup made me want to play Little Wing, because it's a dead ringer for that tone: bell-like resonance in the highs with upper-mid quack and pillowy, warm lows. All in all, this Studio Elite HD has a lot of tones on tap, so anyone seeking a versatile guitar with a stunning finish will love this serial!


Brand James Tyler
ModelStudio Elite HD
Finish ColorMalibu Beach Shmear Semi-Gloss
Weight7.71 lbs
Body WoodSolid Alder
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
Neck ShapeStandard '59
Neck Dimensions.830 1st - .960 12th
FingerboardIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard RadiusCompound 10"-12"
Fret Size.110" x .055" / 2.8mm x 1.4mm
Width at Nut1-5/8"
Pickups2 JTS5 Stingray Single-Coils (Neck and Middle), 1 Super Humbucker (Bridge)
Controls1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-way Switch, Midboost with Bypass Button
TunersHipshot Locking
Pickguard3-Ply Pearloid
CaseGrey Tyler Deluxe Hardshell Case

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