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Line 6 Variax Standard - Sunburst

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VARIAXSTD-SB

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Variax Standard combines legendary Line 6 innovation with renowned Yamaha craftsmanship, forming a versatile modern instrument that shatters the limitations of traditional guitars. Addictively playable with classic looks, Variax Standard gives you exceptional handcrafted quality - plus incredible Variax HD technology that puts it in a class of its own. Inspire your playing with a collection of the world's most coveted vintage electrics, classic acoustics and exotic instruments. Switch up your tunings on the fly. You can even go beyond what's physically possible and create the instrument of your dreams with Variax Workbench HD virtual custom shop software.

- Line 6 innovation meets Yamaha craftsmanship
- Access an entire collection of electric, acoustic and exotic guitars
- Switch between alternate tunings with the turn of a knob
- Create any guitar imaginable with Workbench HD software
- Lightweight alder body, fast maple neck and custom single-coil pickups

With the Variax family of guitars, creating your own unique sound has never been easier. Variax HD technology delivers a wide variety of classic guitar models - each with exceptional detail, feel and response. Choose from an amazing collection of vintage electrics. Or inspire your playing with rare acoustics and eclectic instruments. You can even layer your modeled sounds with the magnetic pick-ups. You can also access alternate tunings - including Open G, DADGAD, Drop D, or any other custom tuning - with the turn of a knob.

Become a virtual luthier with the free Variax Workbench HD software. You get complete control over every element of your Variax tone - so you can build the guitar of your dreams. Mix and match a wide range of body styles and pickup models to create your own unique instrument. The software takes you far beyond what's possible in the physical realm so you can build virtually any guitar imaginable.

- Handcrafted guitar with lightweight alder body and thin-finish maple neck
- Custom-designed alnico V single-coil magnetic pickups with rich, punchy sound
- Custom tremolo bridge with Graph Tech nut and string trees for added tuning stability
- Tightly integrated Variax HD modeling engine delivers vintage instruments with incredible detail
- A large collection of electric, acoustic and eclectic guitars
- 11 alternate tuning modes plus user-definable tunings
- 16 different pickup types (via Workbench HD software)
- Free Workbench HD software to customize and design entirely new instruments

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
bought thus model at the downtown edmonton location (thanks stacey) came set up and ready to play. Just l9ve it
Posted by tim ladouceur on May 5, 2020
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Super Strat!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Although my instrument when purchased seemed to be set up during "bring your kid to work day" the tech staff at L&M Calgary set it up wonderfully. I love the sound that this Yamaha made guitar produces and the way it plays without the modeling. Add on the modeling and tuning features and it's become my go-to guitar. It simply effing rocks! It really is fantastic as a normal guitar and I'm sure many fender strat lovers would enjoy this instrument thoroughly!
Posted by Glenn on Sep 21, 2018
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Give one of these a proper test drive0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Plug this into a Pod (or Helix) and plug that into a small powered PA speaker or monitor and be amazed. You need the flat extended frequency response a regular guitar amp can't give you to do the acoustic and resonator models justice, and the Pod will provide all the amp and effects you could ever want to bring the best out of the extensive electric guitar models it has. The guitar is well worth the money even without the modeling, but recording single coil electrics like a Strat, Tele or a P90 equipped LP Junior minus the hum is quite a bonus. Foot switching Pod presets can change guitar models, tunings and pickup selection as well as amp and effects configuration, so you can go from a big fat jumbo acoustic 12 string sound to a dirty Les Paul in drop "D" through a big Marshall stack, with one foot switch stomp.
Posted by Howard on May 13, 2017
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why buy 20 guitars when ya only need one2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Simply put, the best piece of gear I've ever seen. My buddy bought one and I was dubious at first, but once I noodled a bit I was hooked! Black magic is all I can say. I gig and now, some of my pedals are nervous. Wonderful, warm, friendly feel...beauty all around. Grab one or....at the least grab yer friend's. It truly is a nifty, moody, groove.
Posted by J. Yossarian on Mar 17, 2016
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Closest StoreNanaimo, British Columbia
Incredible! What a wonderful and entertaining toy. You want a banjo, or perhaps a vintage 12 string... a Les Paul...a Lennon or perhaps a Tom Petty Rick sound it's all there. So far so good. Battery powered..remember to unplug it completely when ya go to bed ( they tell ya so in the manual ) As a stand alone guitar... beautiful! Yamaha knocked it outta the park! Tone, presence, and feel...WOW MAN!!!! Don't even get me going about the tuning functions! Sooooo versitile...soooo fun! I got mine last August for under $1000 (price has gone up I see). Well worth it. I got the sunburst (unfortunately it comes with white pick up covers) White pick up covers might have been cool with Stevie....but I ain't SRV. So I ordered back covers (Fender) and it changed the whole guitar's vibe. I call him "Smokey". Yer nutz if ya don't at the very least look at, or pick up one of these things . Shouts out to the Nanaimo staff....absolutely the best!
Posted by SK Dinsmore on Mar 17, 2016
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Warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?

Performance Guarantee - normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage.

Product Replacement - if your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.

No Lemon Policy - your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.

Convenient - easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.

Guitar Setup - Guitars purchased at Long & McQuade come with 1 free setup, to be redeemed within 1 year for new guitars and 90 days for used guitars.

Loaners Available - a loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.

Power Surge Protection - your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.

Accessory Coverage - any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.

Commercial Use Coverage - music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.
 

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty.Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, woodwind pads, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Accidental or cosmetic damage is not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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Purchasing additional years of coverage

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

NEW products: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.

USED products: 4% of selling price to increase the warranty from 3 months to 1 year. 4% for each additional year. Pricing for used electronic products is 4% of the original new selling price.

GUITARS: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.

BAND and ORCHESTRAL instruments: $40 up to $2,000 selling price. BRASS and STRINGS: 2% of the selling price after $2,000. WOODWINDS: 4% of the selling price after $2,000.

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.