Line 6 Variax JTV-69 Electric Guitar - Candy Apple RedStock code: 69671
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- Solid maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
- Fully adjustable Tyler Custom Tremolo bridge with L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system
- Includes high-quality padded gig bag
- 22 medium-jumbo frets
- Chrome hardware
The Line 6 Variax JTV-69 electric guitar is the stuff of dreams. Have you ever setup for a recording, laid down some ideas, and then wished you could swap instruments, e.g. electric to acoustic, but it's just seemed like too much hassle? Or maybe you've got a gig coming up and don't fancy lugging around multiple guitars; wish you could make use of solid/semi-hollow/acoustic body types without swapping guitars?
Well thanks to the master luthier James Tyler and the team at Line 6, the Variax JTV-69 puts flexibility and power in your hands: 25 guitars, 11 tunings, 1 exceptional instrument.
Ergonomically Designed Body and Neck
The Line 6 Variax JTV-69 in Candy Apple Red is first and foremost, a guitarist's guitar. Designed to play with the playability you'd expect from the very best, James Tyler's model has been sculpted and shaped with comfort at its core. The shapely curves allow the JTV-69 to rest snugly as you play, whilst the body/neck weight-distribution is perfectly balanced. The body is built using alder, a tonewood that itself possesses the enviable characteristic of producing a sweetly balanced tonal output. A James Tyler Custom Tremolo bridge is fitted to the body, offering sublime vibrato control, and has been engineered to guarantee optimal intonation and sustain.A supple and slender maple neck is fitted to the body using a classic bolt-on method. The 25-1/2" scale length is a joy to navigate thanks to the delicately crafted Tyler '59 neck profile. Married to the neck is a rosewood fingerboard creates a sumptuous playing experience, with dot position inlays to make fret navigation a breeze. The sealed locking/staggered tuners with 16:1 gear ratio keep your strings held firmly throughout each and every performance, whilst the self-lubricating Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL nut maintains string tension with the utmost accuracy.
The JTV-69 is equipped with three-pickups: an Alnico humbucker in the bridge, and vintage-style neck and middle single-coil pickups wound to Tyler's own specifications. As you'd expect, there are Master Volume and Master Tone knobs for ready control over the pickups.
The magic lies in the Model Knob, and the Alt-Tune Roller control, both of which enable easy access for selecting various instrument sounds and alternate tunings. On offer is a range of solidbody guitar models, semi-hollowbodys, acoustics, 12-strings, and even a Sitar. Some of the guitars that are modelled by this instrument would cost A range of different tunings can be quickly dialled-in, so if you want to bounce between different instruments or tunings in rapid succession, you can do so without a moment's hesitation.The Variax JTV-69 comes with the Variax Workbench HD software and USB interface, which acts as your very own personal guitar custom shop. The easy to use interface allows you to mix and match a wide variety of instrument body and pickup models, so that you can create your dream models for recall whenever you want.
The Line 6 Variax JTV-69 electric guitar in Candy Apple Red comes with a high-quality padded gig bag as standard, keeping it safe from harm from your home to the studio and/or stage. If versatility is what you crave, and you don't want to compromise on quality of tone, then the JTV-69 is an absolute must-have. This beauty plays like a dream, responding superbly with grace and precision, putting more expensive models to shame.
|Model||Variax JTV-69 Electric Guitar|
|Neck Profile||Tyler '59 neck shape|
|No. of Frets||22|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Fully adjustable Tyler-designed tremolo bridge|
|Tuners||Sealed locking/staggered tuners (16:1 turn ratio)|
|Pickups||Alnico bridge humbucker and vintage-style neck and middle single-coil pickups wound to Tyler's specs L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system|
|Controls||Master Volume and Tone knobs|
|Pickup Switching||5-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickups, Position 2. Neck and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Variax Control||Model knob Alt Tune roller knob for easily accessing instrument sounds and alternate tunings|
|Finish||Candy Apple Red|
|Battery||Lithium-ion battery (12 hours of play time) and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries)|
|Outputs||1/4” out 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|
|Software||Variax Workbench HD software and USB interface|
|Included Accessories||Includes high-quality padded gig bag|
|Optional Extras||Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately|
Good but maybe flawed
Posted on 06/01/2012 by chasfender
Good Points: The modelling is much better than the previous Variax generation - you really notice the improvement that doubling the processing power has given. Battery and charging system is a huge improvement, and it’s nice to have the magnetic pickups just in case (though, to me, 2 pickups neck and bridge would have been better, giving more space for fingerpicking in the middle when using Acoustic models). They play very, very nicely, except...
Bad Points: Biggest bad point is tuning instability due to the tremolo not returning. This seems to be a design problem. They have already completely changed the design in this model’s short life. Still seem to be some problems. I preferred the styling of the Variax 700 also, though that’s personal preference.