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Whew, this Barn Find beauty from James Tyler sure is a golden 'goose! It's one of those guitars that connect you to the visceral delights of electric music. I think I sat there playing the same little Ac/DC-esque riff for like five minutes straight because it sounded so good I didn't want it to stop. The magic starts with the attack: its woody, articulate, and percussive, and it immediately gives way to a glorious bouquet of blooming overtones. There is enough note bloom for the guitar to sound rich, but all of these overtones have a warm, even, woody timbre. It makes for quite a satisfying blend of clarity and resonance!

The neck 'bucker is smooth, creamy, and warm, and the top end sings in a way that will give you goosebumps. The bridge single-coil is warm, punchy and full, with plenty of sparkle and twang on its top-end.

Anyone searching for a warm, punchy Tyler with exceptional clarity and a rich sound will love this Mongoose Retro!


Brand James Tyler
ModelMongoose Retro
Finish ColorBarn Find
Weight6.67 lbs.
Body WoodSolid Swamp Ash
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
Neck ShapeFat '59
Neck Dimensions.890 1st - .990 12th
FingerboardQuartersawn Maple
Fingerboard RadiusCompound 10-12"
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1 5/8"
Frets.110" x .055"
Pickups1 Studebaker Humbucker (Neck), 1 Alligator Single-Coil (Bridge)
ControlsVolume, Tone, 3-way
BridgeGlendale 3-Saddle
TunersHipshot Locking
CaseGrey Tyler Deluxe Hardshell Case

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