Studio Elite


First available in 1987, the Studio Elite embodied the essence of the L.A. studio scene. With contoured and cutaway neck, heel, and body area, plus a deeper cutaway on the treble side, the upper frets are easier to access. The lead/rhythm circuit and midboost preamp makes the Studio Elite one of the most versatile guitars around. Choose one of our many finishes for just the right look.


Specs and Options

BODY: Solid alder
Optional: Swamp ash, mahogany, hollow, maple top, rear rout, genuine multilayer binding, single layer, or scraped natural wood binding

NECK: Quartersawn maple with Indian rosewood or maple fretboard
Optional: Mahogany neck, birdseye maple neck and fretboard

Single ply - Parchment, white, black
Multilayer - Black, parchment, black pearl, tortoiseshell, white pearl, white, aged white pearl, mint green

PICKUPS: SSH configuration of black slanted JTO pickups
Optional: 2 classic stacks (original spec) and Tyler electric humbucker

CONTROL SYSTEM: 5-way blade switch, lead/rhythm circuit, volume, midboost preamp
Optional: Midboost preamp bypass, humbucker split (high output only)

BRIDGE: 2-post or 6-screw tremolo with bent or solid steel saddles
Optional: Hipshot hardtail, locking bridge and nut

Optional: Black, gold

TUNERS: Locking Hipshot
Optional: Non-locking Kluson

*We can make this a left-handed guitar.