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Each guitar was personally designed by the renowned guitar builder - James Tyler. With perfection in mind, this new breed of Variax guitars, is truely an instrument for the 21st century guitarist.
James Tyler
With perfection in mind, this new breed of Variax guitars, is truely an instrument for the 21st century guitarist.

James TylerJames Tyler has had a guitar in his hand almost every day since he first picked one up the summer after seventh grade, in 1964. The Beatles had just hit it big, and "Can’t Buy Me Love" was at the top of the charts. Jim may not have been able to buy love, but with the help of his parents, he did get a Fender DuoSonic as his first real guitar. While playing in bands in jr. high and high school, he added a Fender Shenandoah 12-string acoustic. A few years later , while taking guitars lessons from Ted Greene, Jim was introduced to the guitar playing genius of Eric Clapton on the 1966 Bluesbreakers album —which, Jim insists, is still some of the best guitar you’ll ever hear—and he was hooked.

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