RE: From JAMES TYLER: "So, here's the story...."

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  1. John Ziegler

    John Ziegler Member

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    being a personal friend of jim's(and also a long-time client), i thought this would be of the utmost interest and importance to all, specifically concerning james tyler and his guitars.

     
  2. Kappy

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    Good for him that it's nothing too serious. And doubly good for him that he's doing what's right for his life and his mind/head.
     
  3. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change! Supporting Member

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    Prices skyrocketing in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....
     
  4. gerryguitar

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    he's built some wonderful amazing instruments..... but their's more to life and he knows it... good on him I say.... all the best Jim....
     
  5. JDouglee

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    It takes guts to make a change like that, for your quality of life. Jim I wish you health and happiness in spades.

    :AOK
     
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    Oh man, I've got to find another one fast!
     
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    You sound like quite a guy, I really am moved by reading this and all I can say is GOOD FOR YOU!!!. Enjoy life . You made a lot of people happy , now its your turn. I don`t own any of yours guitars but after reading that I wish I did seeing what cool guy you must be, Good luck and best of health to you .
     
  8. JackButler

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    Well, I am glad things will be looking up for him healthwise. That stuff is super scary, been through lots of it myself for years.
    If Jim reads, this be well sir!
    I can't blame him one bit fro making life changes, you have to follow your heart. Even things like music needs to be set aside sometimes and reevaluated so you don't end up up hating something you orginally loved.
    Good luck Jim!
     
  9. Curly

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    actually a pretty informative letter for a number of reasons, and a couple of things we all could take to heart

    I've played, but don't own a Tyler. I liked the fact that, from a design standpoint, he rethought the idea of a strat, and what it could be.

    anyway, best wishes for James in his future endeavors.
     
  10. Trandy

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    In the end all this guitar/amp stuff doesn't matter a damn compared to your health.

    Screw it James...do whatever makes you happy.

    You've earned the right.
     
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    Sounds like a great guy! I wish him the best!!!
     
  12. slopeshoulder

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    He was, as he says, probably brining most of it on himself through lifestyle and neglect (except for that pesky tumor). GLAD he has good treatment, lifestyle changes, goals, etc. He'll be fine. Thank goodness. Seems liek a great guy.
    And sure, let him make 20 guitars a year and charge 10K for them. Why not?
     
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    I'm a proud Tyler owner (I actually sold my studio elite two days before he made the announcement (DOH!) - but I still have my number one classic. . . I visited Jim and the factory last summer, and was heartbroken and concerned when I found out about his health issues a few months later. Everyone deserves their privacy, so it's a shame that Jim has to put out his own personal press release, in addition to all the other issues he's dealing with. He's NEVER one to beat around the bush, I wish him and his staff all the best in these difficult times. . .

    [​IMG]
     
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    good for him - I was looking into one of his guitars, guess I'll go ahead and put that idea on the back burner, the prices are about to go through the roof.
     
  15. John Hurtt

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    Met him last month, he and his crew took the time to swap out the bridge on my Burning Water. While that was cool, he also took the time out of his busy day to fine tune the setup after the swap.

    All for free...

    All the best, glad the news has gotten better James!
     
  16. tildeslash

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    Get better James. We love you and love your guitars and your dedication.
    Health first then guitars and then family. :)
     
  17. redpill

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    Very cool that he is taking care of himself. His body of work in guitar building is already deservedly revered. Why not move on to something else? With the dedication to craft that he's shown for so many years, I'm sure he'll be great at whatever he does next.
     
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    wstsidela Knottsferatu

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    Good for him. Life is too short to be unhappy. You only get one shot. Make it count.
     
  20. TheOneOff

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    All the best to your continued recovery and the pursuit of your new adventures!!
     

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