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Unparalleled choice of sound
This is special. Guitars don't usually come with the immense sonic capabilities of the James Tyler Variax. Thanks to innovative Variax HD technology, you've got control over how you sound like never before.
The instrument comes pre-loaded with dozens of digital voices to choose from. Simply with the twist of a knob, you can enjoy the sounds of a vast array of fretted instruments. Classic guitars are recreated, meaning the Variax can give you raw Stratocaster power one minute, then gorgeous acoustic tones the next. You'll even be able to access a range of more exotic instruments for when you truly want to experiment with how a guitar can sound.
But there's more. You can even customise your own guitar voice presets using the Variax's free Workbench HD application. From your computer, you can intricately design a guitar sound using the intuitive interface, then load the voice into your guitar. You can save your settings in the guitar as a custom preset, and access them any time, on stage or in the studio. Total sonic versatility.
Any tuning, whenever you need it
The ultimate guitar to help you alter your tone. You'll be able to access a giant range of tunings, all digitally preloaded into the guitar. The Line 6 James Tyler comes with a stack of tuning presets on-board, meaning that simply with the twist of a dial, you can go from standard tuning, to open D, to whatever else you fancy.
Again, with the Workbench HD application, you're also able to customise your own tunings and save them into your guitar for future use. Altering your sound has never been this easy. Never again will you have to awkwardly re-tune your instrument between songs onstage, or when recording different tracks in the studio. This virtual capo is the ultimate in allowing you to craft your ideal sound.
For when you do want straightforward, classic sound, Line 6 have equipped the James Tyler Variax with custom-wound pickups. With configurations expertly tailored by guitar master James Tyler, they'll give you standard electric guitar sound that's perfect for out-and-out rock 'n' roll. Thanks to these pickups, you can play at high volumes while retaining all of the natural clarity of your guitar's sound. Ideal for live use.
The best in guitar construction
Exhibiting the most premium qualities that you need in a guitar, the Line 6 James Tyler Variax is a collaboration of a number of manufacturers. The result of this mix of expertise is an instrument that sits at the very pinnacle of performance. Yamaha's master crafters have built the Variax using the very best tonewoods, and have employed a Graph Tech nut to ensure that the guitar stays in-tune even when you're performing extreme string bends.
Designed by James Tyler, each aspect of this guitar has been subject to painstaking attention to detail. Tyler's amazing instruments have been used by some of the industry's greatest musicians, including Prince and Elvis Costello, so it's fair to say he knows a thing or two about how to make a guitar brilliant. His input has provided a remarkable playing experience, with a comfortable neck and cutaway design that lets you play all the way to the top of the fretboard without difficulty.
Then of course there's Line 6's Variax HD technology. As you've already heard, it's this that'll give more variety to your music than ever. This is a guitar with excellence in every department.
Masters of sound modelling
Line 6 are experts at crafting instruments to give you amazing choice and power over your sound. Their Variax HD technology is the remarkable, industry-leading development that allows you to access the sounds of dozens of instruments, all in one guitar. Giving you the ability to emulate an almost never-ending list of sounds and styles, a Line 6 Variax is, quite simply, the only guitar you'll ever need.
- Lithium Ion Battery
- International Wall Charger
- Variax Workbench Software w/USB Interface
- Padded Gig Bag
- Additional Battery, Charger, and Cable Kit Available Separately
- Model Name: Line 6 JTV-59 James Tyler Variax, Black
- Model Number: GJ59BKE
- Dexterity: Right Handed
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Black
- Construction: Set Neck
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Scale Length: 24.5625"
- Neck Shape: Tyler '59
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- No. of Frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
Hardware and Electronics
- Bridge: Fully Adjustable Tyler-Designed Stoptail Bridge
- Nut: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL Self-Lubricating Nut
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
- Tuning Machines: Sealed Tuners (16:1 Turn Ratio)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickups: Vintage-Voiced Alnico Neck and Bridge Humbuckers (Wound to Tyler's Specs)
- Controls: Master Tone, Master Volume, Model Knob, Alt Tune Knob
- Switching: 3-Way Selector Switch
- Battery: Lithium Ion
- Battery Life: 12 Hours