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JTV59-BLK

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29 Amazing Instruments in One

By combining patented, industry-leading Line 6 digital modeling technology with boutique-style craftsmanship, James Tyler Variax delivers a complete collection of instruments within a single guitar - 28 vintage instrument models, plus the James Tyler-designed guitar itself. No more dragging piles of instruments to gigs or recording sessions. JTV-59 gives you an endless variety of guitar sounds-from classic acoustic and vintage electric tones all the way to sitar and banjo-in a single-cut, set-neck, 24-9/16" scale-length guitar designed by one of the world's finest luthiers.

18 Vintage Electric Guitars

When it comes to electrics, we've included 18 incredible instruments to take you from classic rock sounds to blues, country and more. Featuring meticulous models based on Strat, Les Paul and Rickenbacker guitars, among others, your James Tyler Variax provides instant access to the guitar tones favored by the worlds most famous players. Whether youre performing or recording guitar, Variax gives you an amazing breadth of sounds for all styles of music.

10 Amazing Acoustic and Eclectic Instruments

JTV-59 makes it easy to switch between electric and acoustic guitar sounds on a moment's notice. The acoustic guitar collection features beautiful six- and twelve-strings, jumbos and a "parlor," ideal for a variety of genres and playing styles. Line 6's breakthrough acoustic guitar modeling technology gives these five models breathtaking depth and detail, capturing the subtle nuances of string vibration through the soundboard and the tonewoods of the original modeled guitar body. You can take your tone even furtherfrom country music stylings to the sound of the Indian subcontinent-with the inspiring dobro, sitar, banjo and Tricone models.

Access Alternate Tunings Instantly

Imagine going from "Brown Sugar" in Open G to "Kashmir" in DADGAD with the twist of a knob. JTV-59 provides immediate access to 11 alternate tunings, so you can stay in the creative moment instead of spending quality time with your tuner. You can mix and match any tuning with any instrument-and also create your own tunings on the fly with Virtual Capo. It's easy to save your custom tunings, either to the open Model slot on the Alt Tune knob, or to one of the other alternate tuning slots.


Specifications

Mahogany body with carved maple top with flame maple veneer
Set mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
24-9/16" scale length
Tyler '59 neck shape
22 medium-jumbo frets and dot inlays
1-11/16" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut
Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio)
Chrome hardware
Fully adjustable Tyler-designed wraparound bridge
L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system
Vintage-voiced alnico neck and bridge humbuckers wound to Tyler's specs
Master Volume and Tone knobs
Model and Alt Tune knobs for easily accessing 28 vintage instrument sounds and 11 alternate tunings
3-way selector switch
VDI (Variax Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD PRO, and limited compatibility with POD xt, POD X3, Vetta II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products
Lithium-ion battery (12 hours of play time) and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries)
Variax Workbench software and USB interface
Includes high-quality padded gig bag
Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately
Available in Black, Cherry Sunburst and Tobacco Sunburst

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
i bought a used one of these that is a gold top with p90 pickups second hand. It is the best guitar ever !!!. if your on the fence ..get one you'll be more then happy. the 12 string acoustic sounds are amazing! as well as every other model. get it ! get it ! get it!
Posted by jamie hayden on Aug 30, 2019
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
This guitar is flat out amazing. The sounds are dead on, from the vintage Strats and Teles to the Rickenbacker 12 string to all the acoustics. Line 6 is doing it right.(Best guitar ever)
Posted by waynek on Dec 18, 2014
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This is my first variax guitar, although I have been using the PODs for several years now. This James Tyler design, however takes obvious inspiration from Gibson’s 1959 Les Paul Standard First, the build quality of the instrument is good, but for the price I've payed I expected a better fret job on the neck. But this is minor and there were no issues with the instrument that I could find. The necks feels like a Les Paul but with a touch of classical guitar. In other words, if you are a Ibanez player you will find this neck a little big for your taste. The neck heel is sculpted and highly contoured, though there’s plenty hold on for deep bends beyond the 12th fret. The controls a nicely labeled. My first guitar was an Epi Les Paul so I am used to the Volume/Tone control configuration. If you like 5 way switches you may take a look on the JTV-69 (Fender like model) The guitar is gorgeous. I really like this color and style over the other models, and I am glad I chose the cherry burst finish. It is also quite light especially being a les paul type style, and having lots of electronics in it. The sounds of the magnetic pickups are awesome. They have a PRS bite, which balance well with the overal guitar since all classic tones are there Also the qualities I would want from a les paul, tele, strat, gretch, acoustic, they are all there and react as I would expect them to. The acoustic sounds are good too, but you need to understand the limitations of the modeling technology. A real Martin 12 strings will always sound better than the model. I believe the real objective here is made those custom/vintage sound available to the rest of us and it was achieved. Regarding playability palm muting works fine but I recommend upgrade to the latest firmware as I got a better sound when I use this technique after doing that The guitar is easy to select and change models and tunings on and turn the instrument on and off, but I am currently working on programming my HD500 to do this for me. The computer interface is very easy to use. Combined with a POD HD500 you can achieve most of the classics tones "home-made" style.
Posted by Luiz on Apr 28, 2013
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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
I've got blisters on my fingers from playing this thing during the holidays!! Together with the HD500 the possibilities are endless. Time will tell in the long run as far as reliability and if it will hold it's value but the advantages far outweigh the cons. Very happy camper.
Posted by Pierre on Dec 28, 2012
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