Line 6 Variax Shuriken SR270 Baritone Electric Guitar in Satin Black

Artist-designed Signature Variax Guitar with 27" Baritone Scale


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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.

The SR270 is a baritone version of the standard SR250 model. With a longer 27" scale length and factory-tuned to B, this instrument will suit players that prefer drop tunings in particular.

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 Shuriken® Variax® SR270 guitar is the result of intense collaboration between Line 6, Yamaha Guitar Development, and guitarist Steve “Stevic” MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja. Featuring a 27" scale length, Variax HD technology, and an aggressive body shape, Shuriken Variax SR270 is a modern guitar that delivers unique feel, crisp tone, and unmatched versatility for the stage and studio.

27" Baritone Scale Length

Featuring a 27" baritone scale length, the Shuriken Variax SR270 delivers optimized playability for guitarists who typically perform with lower tunings.  The extended scale length provides punchier tones and works in conjunction with Variax alternative tunings to let guitarists play in any tuning they wish, without changing the tension and feel of the strings. This allows players to go far beyond the range of any standard 6, 7, or even 8 string guitar.

Variax HD Technology

Like all guitars in the Variax family, the Shuriken Variax SR270 gives guitarists instant access to a wide range of guitar models and alternate tunings via Variax HD modeling technology. Instrument models and alternate tunings can be accessed with a simple twist of a knob. The Shuriken Variax SR270 also features custom guitar model and tuning presets created by Stevic MacKay.


  • 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: 27"
  • 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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