James Tyler started his business in the early 1970s. His reputation grew through word of mouth in the late 80s and early 90s, when many Los Angeles-based studio guitarists trusted him to offer them exactly what they needed. James listens to his clients and constantly pushes the limits by constantly looking for what can be improved. The experience acquired with musicians such as Mike Landau, Steve Lukather, Tim Pierce, Dean Parks, Dann Huff... has allowed James to better understand the needs of guitarists and to develop guitars with a unique sound signature.
Today, James Tyler guitars are built using digital machinery and 3D modeling stations to ensure the highest quality and precision in every product made. But technology is nothing without the human factor. That's why James Tyler guitars receive the full attention of experienced luthiers at every critical stage of manufacturing.
When you take a James Tyler guitar in your hand, it feels familiar, it falls perfectly into your hands, immediately, at first touch. That's why James Tyler guitars are so special.
The Studio Elite, queen of LA studios, is the brand's flagship. Its singular head, its unique pick-guard has made it a reference in the greatest American studios. Psychedelic Vomit, Burning Water, Shmear, so many custom finishes that marked the small world of the electric guitar, making James Tyler an icon of "guitar building" in California.
James never advertised and never needed to communicate about his guitars. Word of mouth was enough to put them in the hands of the greatest and why not yours?