James Tyler USA Studio Elite “1988” Floyd Rose Maple Neck Rosewood Fingerboard Jimburst Metallic

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James Tyler USA Studio Elite "1988" Floyd Rose Maple Neck Rosewood Fingerboard Jimburst Metallic

Here is an homage to one of the most famous James Tyler guitars ever built. The original “Puffy” was the 8th official James Tyler Studio Elite ever built. It was owned and used by Steve Lukather, most notably on Toto’s album The Seventh One. (disclaimer: Steve does not use or endorse James Tyler Guitars today)

Steve Lukather order a James Tyler made instrument, named “Puffy”, delivered in 1988 in time for the Toto recording ” The Seventh One”. The guitar was featured heavily during that session, being used for ‘Stop Loving You’ and ‘1000 Years”, with Steve also using for that world tour with Toto to support that release. Steve has also used the guitar for several other recordings, tours and has been featured in several guitar magazines articles. With James Tyler modern electronics and attention to craftsmanship regarding the bodies and necks of these instruments, with their distinctive finish, these instruments can express your musical vision.


ModelJames Tyler USA Studio Elite 1988
BuilderJames Tyler USA
Body TypeSolid Body
Body WoodAlder
Finish TypeGloss
Finish ColorJimburst Metallic
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
FingerboardIndian Rosewood
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
InlaysSpecial "1988" inlay on 12th fret
Neck PickupJTO(James Tyler Original) Single Coil
Middle PickupJTO(James Tyler Original) Single Coil
Bridge PickupJTO(James Tyler Original) Humbucker
PickguardWhite Pearloid
BridgeOriginal Floyd Rose
TunersHipshot with Pearl Buttons
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
Weight7.65 Pounds (7 lbs 10 oz), without tremolo bar