Here's what Line 6 say about the Variax JTV-59:
Featuring innovative Variax HD technology, James Tyler® Variax® gives you powerful versatility to create the instrument you’ve always wanted, and energize your playing in exciting new ways. Choose from an impressive collection of classic guitar models—each with exceptional detail, feel and response.
Dial up vintage electrics, rare acoustics, eclectic instruments and more. And with the turn of a knob, instantly access alternate tunings—including Open G, DADGAD, Drop D, or any other custom tuning.
What makes James Tyler Variax guitars so addictively playable? James Tyler has made a career of understanding what makes vintage instruments so phenomenal, and applied this expertise to the James Tyler Variax guitar series. Knowing that the components of a guitar have an impact on feel and durability as well as tone, Tyler chose only the best neck, pickups, bridge, nut and tuners. Thanks to these premium components, James Tyler Variax guitars sound and play as good as they look.
From smooth single coils to humbuckers hot enough to set off the smoke alarm, James Tyler Variax guitars are equipped with the highest-quality pickups—custom wound to James Tyler’s specs. Each model in the James Tyler Variax family comes with uniquely voiced pickup configurations dialed in by Tyler himself to offer a contemporary take on classic tone, so you can pick the style perfectly suited to your playing.
CREATE ANY GUITAR YOU CAN IMAGINE
Connect your Variax to a computer with an included VDI cable and Variax Workbench™ HD software gives you complete control over every element of your Variax guitar tone—so you can build the instrument of your dreams. Mix and match a wide range of body styles and pickup models to create your own unique guitar. The software takes you far beyond what’s possible in the physical realm so you can build virtually any guitar imaginable.
Body & Neck
- Set mahogany neck with Macassar ebony fingerboard and dot inlays (Tyler '59 neck shape)
- Scale Length: 24-9/16”
- 22 medium-jumbo frets
- 1-11/16" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut
- Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio)
- Chrome hardware
- Fully adjustable Tyler-designed tremolo bridge
- Vintage-voiced alnico neck and bridge humbuckers wound to Tyler's specs
- L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system
- Master Volume and Tone knobs
- 3-way selector switchModel and Alt Tune knobs for easily accessing instrument sounds and alternate tunings
- VDI (Variax Digital Interface)
- Lithium-ion battery (Up to 12 hours of play time)
- and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries)
- Variax Workbench HD software and USB interface
- Includes high-quality padded gig bag