James Tyler-designed Modeling Electric Guitar with Contoured Mahogany Neck and Body, Flame Maple Top, 2 Custom Humbuckers, and Switchable Models and Tunings — Tobacco Sunburst
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All the Tones and Tunings You Need Onstage!Line 6 takes their Variax line to a whole new level with the James Tyler Variax series. If you're looking for an excellent and affordable guitar you can use for an incredible range of music, then take a look at the JTV-59. First and foremost, the JTV-59 is an amazing guitar. Built to the specifications of the world-renowned Californian master luthier James Tyler, the JTV-59 sports a beautiful custom mahogany body topped with flame maple. A set mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard also add to its full and vibrant tone. Unlike the Variax models of the past, the JTV-59 features a pair of real custom-wound humbuckers. These pickups were designed by James Tyler and built to his specifications. So, even without the Variax technology onboard, the JTV-59 is a wonderful instrument on its own.
But there's a lot more to the James Tyler Variax JTV-59 than meets the eye. Inside, there's a fully updated Variax modeling system. This system lets you instantly reshape your sound and retune your guitar with only the turn of a dial or two. Just twist the tone selector dial on the JTV-59 and jump from a 6-string solidbody to a 12-string acoustic, or from a bold humbucker configuration to a snappy single-coil setup. Applying alternate tunings such as drops, open tunings, and capos is just as easy. The JTV-59 has a second selector wheel up at the neck that lets you instantly switch between 11 tunings without altering either the feel or the tension of your strings.
What's even cooler about the JTV-59 is that you're not locked into a predefined set of tunings and models. Line 6's Workbench software (a free download from Line 6's website) lets you create custom models on your computer and upload them to your JTV-59 via its built-in USB port. Define your body style, dimensions, pickup configuration, etc. — the combinations and possibilities are endless! Plus, defining your own custom tunings is as easy as pushing a couple of buttons, fretting your guitar, and plucking each string individually. Also, a new Li-Ion battery pack gives you 12 solid hours of playing time. Now, you can take the stage with a guitar shop's worth of instruments and never have to swap out your axe or its batteries!
Line 6 JTV-59 James Tyler Variax Modeling Solidbody Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
The James Tyler-designed Line 6 JTV-59 lets you take all your favorite tones and tuning onstage in one beautiful solidbody guitar!
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Reviewsbased on 16 reviews
Talkin' Bout My Baby
by C H millard from Coarsegold, CaBUY! BUY! BUY! THIS GUITAR !
April 26, 2013
Music Background: Intermediate level, Blues dance band, live performance not quite pro's yet...
That's all I got to tell Ya!
It's LOVE at first sight with a long term relationship to follow............
Line 6 JTV-59 (Tobacco)
by Ron from Sandy EgoTremendous guitar. Awesome neck - very playable. Nice warm 'buckers. Oh yeah and it has computer guitar simulation magic as well. The acoustic models are amazing. I can find nothing to not like a... read more [+]bout this guitar. And it's beautiful. Don't waste the money on a US made model, 'cause it any getting any better than this! Basically 3 grand more for a hard case and another battery. I don't think so close [-]
March 28, 2013
Music Background: Hack
Great studio guitar
by Michael Fontenot from TexasI work in the studio and compose many styles of music. I am a guitarist. I had been considering the purchase of a Martin acoustic and Gibson acoustic to balance out my Taylor. I was also lookin at buy... read more [+]ing a PRS electric or a Les Paul. So this guitar was made for me! The guitar itself sounds great and the models blow my mind. The folks at Sweetwater got me the guitar quickly and in great shape. I couldn't be happier. close [-]
March 18, 2013
Music Background: Composer. Classical guitarist
by Colin Hawthorn from Boynton Beach, FLL6 has addressed the palm muting issues and fixed them with a free firmware update 1.9. *Rumor has it there will be all new HD guitar models and a new Variax Workbench HD in the next update which woul... read more [+]d be 2.0.
January 11, 2013
Music Background: The simplicity of this guitar has allowed me to use the time I would be changing tunings, switching guitars, micing acoustics, etc...to focus more on the production side of things. It's helped me become an overall well rounded knowledgeable musician.
That's what I love about Line 6, About a month ago I just updated this guitar to the 1.9 firmware and the palm muting is really improved. They listen to the consumer and allow the instruments, PODS, amps, etc. to be updated instead of making us buy the newest version.
I was reading though the L6 online forums and saw people complaining about their JTV's not working as they should. Well they should of bought the guitar from Sweetwater. They make sure the guitar works, is setup properly, and even with this guitar, they test it to make sure the modeling works properly.
* By rumor, I mean it's going to happen very soon ; )
Sell your gear and get the entire dream rig- DT25 1x12, POD HD Pro or HD 500, and a JTV VAX.
It's pretty cool being able to control any parameter of any FX pedal right from my tone knob. For instance I can control the amount of drive from the tone knob, switch up the delay, the possibilities are truly endless. close [-]
My Line 6 JTV-59 Variax has exceeded all my expectations. Housed in a deluxe padded gig bag, the guitar is stunning. The tobacco sunburst finish is flawless, the neck with its buttery-feeling rosewood fingerboard feels like an old friend, and the weight balances beautifully on a strap. Plugging into my POD HD500/DT50 Dream Rig using just the traditional 1/4" output jack (which is snug and tight), the PAF-voiced dual humbuckers are sweet and warm but powerful - sounding like a good Les Paul. Using the included VDI cable in my POD's Variax input lets me switch between various single coil, P-90, Filtertron, acoustic, banjo, and even sitar sounds. Every setting with its five postions per bank sound wonderfully vintage and usable. And with Line 6's Variax Workbench software, my world of custom guitars beccomes limitless. I can pick body styles, pickups, and electronics in multiple configurations and these settings can be stored in one of the two custom banks on the guitar for instant recall later. Though at first I was admittedly skeptical of the alternate tunings, I have since been blown away. The string tension does not change, nor does the guitar physically retune, but through my rig I can instantly play in drop D, open E, open G, or even baritone tuning. All of these can be changed and stored as well. All of the guitar models and tunings can track with my POD's presets, changing immediately with super-smooth precision. If you're a guitar player in a cover band who doesn't want to carry multiple electric and acoustic guitars to a gig, the Line 6 JTV-59 is for you. You'll have an ulimited palette of awesome-sounding guitars at your disposal!
Line 6 JTV-59 (Tobacco)
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