James Tyler-designed Modeling Electric Guitar with Bolt-on Maple Neck, Alder Body, 1 Custom Humbucker, 2 Custom Single-coil Pickups, and Switchable Models and Tunings - 3-tone
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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-69. First and foremost, the JTV-69 is an amazing guitar. Built to the specifications of the world-renowned Californian master luthier James Tyler, the JTV-69 sports a beautiful custom alder body. A bolt-on maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard give you a comfortable feel and plenty of tone. Unlike the Variax models of the past, the JTV-69 features a set of real custom-wound pickups. These pickups (arranged in the H/S/S configuration that's popular for rock and metal) have been designed by James Tyler and built to his specifications. So, even without the Variax technology onboard, the JTV-69 is a custom-quality instrument on its own.
But there's a lot more to the James Tyler Variax JTV-69 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-69 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-69 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-69 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-69 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-69 James Tyler Variax Modeling Solidbody Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
The James Tyler-designed Line 6 JTV-69 lets you take all your favorite tones and tuning onstage in one beautiful solidbody guitar!
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Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
by Justin from Norfolk, VAThis guitar is simply amazing. The setup is great and it just feels right. The majority of the modeled sounds are great...a few of them sound a bit artificial, but they are the ones I would never use ... read more [+]anyway. The digital capo is great, but when you start getting too far away (4-5 frets) from standard tuning with a modeled tone it starts getting a little weird. All in all it's a great guitar...even without all the bells and whistles it still feels like a solid instrument. close [-]
December 18, 2012
Music Background: Worship Pastor
by Tom from Painesville, OHa versatile and user friendly guitar. really enjoy using the features as well as playing without them.
November 17, 2012
Music Background: hobbyist
THIS GUITAR IS AMAZING
by VRDJS from Los Angeles, CAi have been a Line 6 user for close to ten years, owning everything from Amps to Pods to most Variax models. This guitar, to me, is every bit the high quality instrument that I would have expected fr... read more [+]om the company that I have grown to love.
March 13, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician, Producer, Songwriter, Engineer
My JTV-69 played amazing right out of the box. The action was perfect. Intonation flawless. I love the fact that they us the LI rechargeable battery. Charged it up for a couple of hours and got to work
The sounds are incredible. The acoustics, 12 string especially are really pretty spot on. The electrics are amazing. I own a few of the guitars that are modeled by the JTV and I was surprised at how dead on the models were.
This guitar really is an innovation. Sure it's taken a while to get to market. And, yes, they are back ordered for months. But, trust me. It is worth the wait. I was able to get a 59 and a 69 and have absolutely nothing negative to say about either of them. They are pristine, beautiful instruments. Line 6 does it again! close [-]
Amazing for the price!
by Thaddaeus from Tyler, TXSo, I've had it for a new days now and I'm OVERWHELMED with the amazing quality of this guitar! This would have given it a 5 but the pickups that come on it (not the modeled ones) are a little weak an... read more [+]d I plan to swap them for Dimarzio's.
February 23, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician and Live Sound Engineer
Anyway, all the models in it sound perfect, it plays like a dream, and it's beautiful! If you're in the market for a guitar that can do pretty much anything, this is it!!! close [-]
by Greg Domeier from MN, USAFrom a sound stand point, the guitar is an A-. I love the acoustics as well as most of the electric model. I haven't found much use for the Rick or Jazz models. Maybe in time.
January 17, 2012
Overal... read more [+]l, the physical fit and finish was and A- also. The neck played great with no intonation or fret issues. Action was good, but I believe can be set a bit lower. The guitar was on par with my USA strat, both weight wise and playability. My strat stays in tune better than the Variax.
Some of the negatives I have found. Many of the model seem way too loud. When compared to the magnetic pickups on the varaix or to my other guitars, the variax model guitars are much, much louder. This can be corrected with the varaix workbench software.
The tone knob control has an odd quirk. If you have the tone full on, then slowly roll it back, the guitar volume gets noticeably louder. Kind of odd.
There is a noticeable amount of noise when muting the string and working them trem. It sounds like a mechanical noise being picked up by the piezo pickups and then amplified.
As mentioned above, there are some tuning stability issues when working the trem. Not sure where that is coming from. There is a good tutorial on the L6 website on how to improve tuning stability as it relates to the trem.
I purchased the Variax as recording tool. I was especially looking forward to the acoustic model. I have no concerns about their tones. The electric models are also great. I have found killer tones with most models. The tuning modes are a godsend. They save me a lot of time retuning. I have found no issues with the tuning modes. close [-]
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