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This Red Shmear Studio Elite HD has a red and gold finish fit for a king! It also sounds positively regal, thanks to its spectacularly articulate low end and lush high end resonance. I understand why James Tyler calls the bridge pickup their "Secret" humbucker, because I would zealously guard a secret this juicy, too! Its frequency response reminds me of a killer wide-range humbucker from an old Tele Deluxe: airy and open, but very touch-sensitive with lots of room for snap and aggression on the front end if you want it to growl. The middle pickup has some serious midrange push, with tight lows and brilliant, chiming highs. The neck pickup has lots of pillowy low mids, warm bass, and a transparent, clear high end. Anyone seeking a James Tyler with regal style and rock and roll sound will love this serial!


Brand James Tyler
ModelStudio Elite HD
Finish ColorRed Shmear
Weight7.64 lbs
Body WoodSolid Swamp Ash
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
Neck ShapeThin '59
Neck Dimensions.800 1st - .960 12th
FingerboardIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard RadiusCompound 10-12"
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
Nut MaterialTusq
Frets.110" x .055"
Pickups2 JTS5500 Single-Coil (Neck and Middle), and 1 Secret Humbucker (Bridge)
ControlsVolume, Tone, 5-way, Midboost with Bypass Button
TunersHipshot Locking
CaseGrey Tyler Deluxe Hardshell Case

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