The one that started it all!! Early 2007, a friend of mine got a nice Burning Water Studio Elite. Great feeling guitar but something wasn’t right because it sounded weird. Shortly thereafter, he decided to sell it. I was convinced that it was just an issue with the electronics so I snagged it (Thanks Bernie). When I got it, I opened it up and discovered that it was wired incorrectly. 15 minutes later, it was done and rocking hard. The guitar has the typical Tyler midboost and the boost is always on. The midboost is great for some stuff but I did not like it to be always on. After an experiment with a push/pull, I ordered a new pickguard from Tyler with the bypass button. Now I have the best of both worlds although I don’t use the midboost a lot.
I can say that this is now my main guitar. It comes with me to pretty much all my gigs and it’s the one I usually pick up for a quick strum. The neck has this great shine, totally played in and even the matte finish starts to shine a lot. It has some dings and scratches but that only adds to the mojo.
The specifications of the guitar are:
Alder body in Burning Water 2K
Maple neck (59 shape) with rosewood board and abalone inlays
Wilkinson VG300 trem
Sperzel locking tuners and Graphtech nut
Suhr V60LP singl coils, SD Landau Secret humbucker
Volume, midboost control, tone control that is push/pull to split the humbucker, midboost bypass button