James Tyler USA L.A. Studio Classic HSS Midboost Preamp Ebony Fingerboard Quilted Maple Top Cherry Sunburst

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James Tyler USA L.A. Studio Classic HSS Midboost Preamp Ebony Fingerboard Quilted Maple Top Cherry Sunburst


James Tyler started out doing custom electric guitar work and repairs in the early 1970’s. His reputation grew by word of mouth up through the later 1980’s and early 1990’s when a lot of top session players and artists in the Los Angeles studio scene trusted him to give them exactly what they needed. He listened to his customers and pushed the limits by constantly seeking what could be improved. This kind of hands-on experience with thousands of guitars and an exclusive clientele has given James keen insight into how things work, and what players want.


This model combines classic good looks with a variety of pickup, hardware and finish options. Keeping with the traditional look while allowing a more personal touch makes this electric guitar a favorite.

Secret Humbucker (Bridge)

Medium Output Humbucker

An articulate upper midrange focus that cuts through well. Good definition in the high strings. Open sounding with a creamy sweet presence.

Seymour Duncan Hot Stack (Neck/Middle)

Hum Cancelling ST Pickup

With its powerful noiseless Strat pickup sound and smooth string-to-string balance, the Hot Stack ST will transform the bridge and neck positions of your S-Style guitar. It is also famous in Nashville as the go-to middle pickup for modified TL.

ModelJames Tyler USA L.A. Studio Classic HSS
BuilderJames Tyler USA
Body TypeSolid Body
Top WoodQuilted Maple
Body WoodAlder
Finish TypeGloss
Finish ColorGloss Cherry Sunburst
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
Neck CarveThin '59
Scale Length25.5''
Neck Dimensions.825'' 1st - .950'' 12th
Neck Radius10'' - 12'' Compound Radius
Nut Width1 5/8" / 41.3mm
Nut MaterialTusq
Neck FinishSatin
InlaysWhite MOP Dots
Neck PickupSeymour Duncan Hot Stack Pickup
Middle PickupSeymour Duncan Hot Stack Pickup
Bridge PickupJames Tyler Sercert Humbucker
Pickguard3-Ply Black
BridgeG2TS - Gold
TunersHipshot Locking Tuner
Controls5-way selector switch, master volume, midboost preamp with bypass button, master tone and series/parallel button for each pickup
Case James Tyler G&G Deluxe Grey Tolex Hardshell Case
Weight7.15 Pounds (7 lbs 2 oz), without tremolo bar