Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tyler Psychedelic Vomit #5 On eBay!

Here's a rare axe sure to make any Tyler guitar fan reach subconsciously for his pocketbook.

This is an early Tyler Psychedelic Vomit #5, signed by Mike Landau.  (eBay Item #: 320488572980)

As the seller points out, the early Psychedelic Vomit's had a 'cloud-like' vibe to the color swirls in the finish.  And this one looks very similar, finish-wise, to Psychedelic Vomit #1 which I had the chance to check out when I visited Jim Tyler's shop in 2000.  The more recent PV's have swirl patterns with more defined edges.

As per Landau's specs at the time, this guitar features a Mamywo body (Tyler-speak for Malaysian Mystery Wood), maple neck with maple fingerboard and a 'block-saddle' Wilkinson VS100 tremelo bridge.

The electronics are pretty straightforward -- two Seymour Duncan Classic Stack pickups in the front and middle positions and a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails at the bridge with a standard 5-way selector switch.  On later editions, Jim Tyler went with custom-wound Seymour Duncan Little '59 stacked single-coil-sized humbuckers in the bridge position.

We'll probably not see another one of these early Tyler guitars for a very long time!

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