James Tyler is known in the guitar world for making some of the best S type electric guitars around. In 1987 James Tyler created the Studio Elite. It quickly became a favorite amoung touring and session players. 1987 is when Tyler's iconic headstock first showed up on a guitar and it's the year Tyler went full time into building.

Tyler is a pioneer in the guitar industry, pushing the boundaries and making some of the best guitars on the planet. To celebrate that pivotal year, they've created the Studio Elite 1987. This guitar captures the spirit of California and is packed with tones that harken back to the early James Tyler guitars which some modern ehancements.


Model - Studio Elite 1987
Body Wood - Mamywo
Finish Color - Malibu Beach Shmear
Pickguard - White Pearl
Neck Wood - Quartersawn Maple
Fingerboard Wood - Indian Rosewood
Neck Finish - Satin
Headstock Finish - Faux Matching
Scale Length - 25.5"
Neck Shape - Standard 59
Frets - Wide/Tall
Inlays - Gold Mother of Pearl
Hardware Color - Gold
Tuners - HIpshot locking with Pearl Buttons
Bridge: - G2TS
Neck Pickup - HCS-Stingray 500 Noisless
Middle Pickup - HCS-Stingray 500 Noisless
Bridge Pickup - California Special
Knobs - Volume, Midboost Preamp
Switching - 5 way with
Extra Controls - Lead/Rhythm Circuit, Series/Parallel Switch, Preamp Bypass, Neck/Bridge On Button
Strings - 10-46
Other Features - 1987 12th Fret Inlay
Case - Hardshell Case
Condition - New

Distinctive Guitar

Distinctive Guitar

James Tyler
Brand New
Malibu Beach Shmear
13 Years
Distinctive Guitar
Distinctive Guitar LLC
Milwaukee, WI
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