In an effort to duplicate some of these worn, played-for-years characterictics, Tyler Guitars 'rolls' the fingerboard edges on every guitar they make. In fact, this feature has become something of a company hallmark -- and they have certainly taken it to the nth degree. (see pic above of my Tyler Studio Elite Jimburst)
When viewed at a certain angle, the fingerboard edges, meticulously shaped by hand, appear to be almost scalloped, with a slight concave between each fret.
What this translates to is a very smooth playing neck, since all sharp angles have been painstakingly sanded out of the equation.
Thanks for not including a photo of their headstock-- not a favorite...ReplyDelete
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I know.. Tyler's headstocks are not for everyone.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the eBay heads up JP! Much appreciated.
The headstock on my HD elite has grown on me - You just have to get beyond the headstock - don't pass up the opportunity to play a Tyler on that count. Best fat neck ("59" shape) I've ever played - and that includes my Danny Gatton tele. A fantastically resonant and responsive guitar that simply oozes class and feels absolutely wonderful. I really feel as if I am in command of the tiniest nuance with this guitar, and it is happy to go places where other guitars just stop dead in their tracks! :-)ReplyDelete
I agree with you about the resonance -- my Psychedelic Vomit (what a name I know!) sounds like a 335 when played acoustically. And I absolutley love the Tyler headstock!ReplyDelete