Line 6 Variax Shuriken SR250 Electric Guitar in Satin Black

Artist-designed Signature Variax Guitar with custom features


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Sam Beattie

The Shuriken from Line 6 is undeniably eye-catching – but don’t be fooled. It’s got the killer looks, yes, but underneath it all is a guitar that’s been built to handle everything you throw at it. Combining groundbreaking Variax electronics with seamless Line 6 hardware integration, the Shuriken does classic blues just as well as downtuned metal – be amazed.

Key features

  • Based on an original design by Stevic MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja
  • Wide range of guitar models and alternate tunings via Variax HD modelling
  • Custom onboard guitar model and tuning presets created by Stevic MacKay
  • Optimized for use with Line 6 modellers such as the Helix, POD HD and Firehawk families

Here’s what Line 6 say:

The Variax Shuriken guitar is the result of collaboration between Line 6, Yamaha Guitar Development and guitarist Steve “Stevic” MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja. Featuring advanced Variax HD technology, assertive body shape and new premium finishes, Variax Shuriken is a modern guitar that delivers unique feel, crisp and precise tone, and unmatched versatility for studio and stage.

Variax HD Technology

Like all guitars in the Variax family, Variax Shuriken gives guitarists instant access to a wide range of guitar models and alternate tunings via Variax HD modelling technology. Instrument models and alternate tunings can be accessed with a simple twist of a knob. Variax Shuriken also features custom guitar model and tuning presets created by Stevic MacKay.

New Premium Finishes

Premium Colours began as a collection of concept finishes that were displayed at the NAMM and Musikmesse trade shows. As a result of the enthusiastically positive response the finishes received from the public and dealers alike, Shuriken Guitars and Line 6 will produce a limited initial run of instruments in three Premium Colours available in the UK.


  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Body Shape: Shuriken SR
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: C
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Offset Dots
  • Number of Frets: 24, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Nut Material: Tusq
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Custom Fixed Bridge with LR Baggs Piezo System
  • Tuners: Sealed Locking
  • Bridge Pickup: Line 6 Mid-gain Humbucker
  • Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x tone, 1 x guitar model select, 1 x tuning select, 5-way blade pickup switch, 1 x 1/4", 1 x RJ-45 (VDI)
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL110, Regular Light, .010-.046
  • Case Included: Gig Bag
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