James Tyler "Classic" Lovefest

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  1. DWB1960

    DWB1960 Senior Member

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    Let's see those now collectible Tyler Classics (no Studio Elites please). I've had this Landau Classic now for over 2 years and still love it to death. I almost thought about selling it after getting my D'Pergo and then common sense kicked back in. Between the 6 screw Wilkinson trem, the pickup combo (Lollar Special neck, Suhr V60LP middle, Suhr DSV+ bridge) and controls - master volume, master tone, neck/bridge blend - it's the ultimate super strat for someone who doesn't like Floyds or a bucker in the neck position.

    Note the gorgeous quartersawn maple neck. Although I'm not as big a fan of the bigger studio elite paddle headstocks, I really dig the smaller one he used on the classics.

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  2. rrhea

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    I just got this one from a GP'er (thanks, Doug!). It is a brand new CAR Classic (still had the plastic pickguard film and newspaper packing from Jim's shop in the case!).

    I love this thing, and I am so glad I finally got one, especially now with the company up in the air. Hope Jim gets well soon.


    What a handsome devil!
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  3. dankayaker

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    Oh Yeah. Mine is a 2006 and I just installed this new Tyler loaded pickguard . . . . . . the guitar is a work of art, I just love it. When I got it I had Phil Jacoby Plek it and set it up for me and it's just a sweet player . . . .and sounds better than any strat style guitar I've ever had. I'm seriously thinking about selling some other gear and buying another Tyler.

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  4. mprvise

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    Phil M Supporting Member

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    A few years ago I would've thought that was ugly, but now I really like it. Actually, mprvise, I notice we like and own/have owned a lot of the same stuff!


     
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    I love it.
     
  7. matt5150

    matt5150 Either U Know Or U Don't Silver Supporting Member

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    Here's mine:

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    2006 2-tone light alder Sunburst with a '59 backshape and Dunlop 6100's.

    Sporting a Jim Tyler Shark bridge pup and 2 JTS2500 neck/middle pups.

    Killer and amazing guitar.

    Matt
     
  8. Phil M

    Phil M Supporting Member

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    Matt, what's the guitar next to it (on the right)?
     
  9. cr8z4life

    cr8z4life Silver Supporting Member

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    Twins!!

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    Still have the one on the right.......
     
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    Beauties, BOTH of 'em!! Just curious, how did you decide which one to sell?

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    emjee Supporting Member

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    Both BEAUTIES!! How did you decided which one to sell?

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    cr8z4life Silver Supporting Member

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    I just bonded with the one on the right.......I like rosewood boards better and the mini humbucker just didnt do it for me......
     
  13. matt5150

    matt5150 Either U Know Or U Don't Silver Supporting Member

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    Phil-

    That is my '04 Burning Water 2K. H/S/S, Floyd Rose, big maple neck:

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    It is featured in the intro on the Tyler Guitars website and under the BW2K.

    It sports the very hip serial # 5150.

    Matt
     
  14. KennethC

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    Man, how did you get a hold of the 5150 serial Tyler? It looks awesome btw.

    Okie back to Tyler Classic talk...;)
     
  15. matt5150

    matt5150 Either U Know Or U Don't Silver Supporting Member

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    A very special hook up from Jim himself.

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  16. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you have the exact tyler i'd get Donnie. I'd do black pickups though. Probably the Dann Huff variant.
     
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    Got this one April 2007 after buying a 2nd hand SE 2 months earlier. It was a 2005 NOS that had been sitting at the dealer. I fell in love seeing the pics sometime in 2006, had it as background on my work pc for well ove a year but never figured I'd actually own it. Could very well be the only Antarctic Mint Schmear Classic around as they never made many guitars in this color.

    It has Suhr V60LPs and a Tyler Supercharged Studebacker. Don't have a pic of just the Classic so this one will have to do!
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    Blast from the past.
     
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    That is the coolest schmear Tyler I have ever seen! Love it.

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    Wow! Some awesome Tylers in the this thread, for sure.

    I am curious what you guys might think I have in the bridge of mine. To my ear it doesn't sound like a JB (output is pretty low), but I could be mistaken. Could it be a Tyler humbucker? This is a brand new guitar, so I am thinking it's likely an '07 build. I am almost certain the singles are DiMarzio Virtual Vintage.

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