Even with the focus on the electronics, the Variax is also wonderfully constructed. The translucent-black finish over a flamed-maple veneer top, with matching headstock overlay looks great and the alder body gives you an incredibly tight sound. If you're after a masterclass in versatility, the Variax Standard mustn't be overlooked.
The guitar also comes with the free Variax Workbench HD Software, letting players completely personalise their guitar to suit any playing style.
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The Variax is designed with one thing in mind. Pure versatility. This unique modelling guitar is fitted with special electronics that give you full control over the sound of your guitar. Firstly, the sound. Using one of the dials on the front of the guitar, you can switch between multiple timbres. These includes classic guitar tones modeled off of vintage gear, acoustic sounds, and even exotic instruments like a banjo, or sitar. Secondly, the tuning. Change the tuning of your guitar instantly. DADGAD, Drop D, and many more. Just turn the dial and play half a step down or in Reso G instantly. If you've got a load of gigs coming up. Only take one guitar on the road with you. Make it the Variax and fulfill all your needs with one guitar.
Don't let the focus on innovation and electronics detract from the guitar's overall construction. The lightweight alder body is tough and resonates beautifully. The single piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard, sounds snappy and grips wonderfully. Three Yamaha single-coil pickups translate your riffs perfectly. The proprietary tremolo gives you added control over your guitar playing. And the finish looks amazing too. All in all, a high quality guitar, even without its powerful electronics.
Even with its wide range of selectable tones available via the mode and tuning controls, the Line 6 Guitar features the free Variax Workbench HD software which allows players to create their own custom sounds. Mix and match a wide range of body styles, from solid body and hollow body to semi-hollow, acoustic, and everything in between, with a diverse range of pickups to create your perfect sound. Set up custom tunings and create up to any number of unique guitar tones to be used when you want. Use the software to simply pick a body shape and pickup, or delve into detailed tone shaping with pickup phase, and individual strong volume, pitch, and muting. This is an incredibly powerful tool giving you minute adjustments of every parameter imaginable, and should give you enough versatility to cover any gig with one instrument.