Line 6 JTV-89 (Blood Red, Floyd Rose)Item ID: JTV89FBR
James Tyler-designed Modeling Electric Guitar with Maple Neck, Mahogany Body, 2 Humbuckers, Switchable Models and Tunings, Tremolo, and Gig Bag - Blood Red
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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-89. First and foremost, the JTV-89 is an amazing guitar. Built to the specifications of the world-renowned Californian master luthier James Tyler, the JTV-89 is a guitar that is ready to rock. A pair of custom humbucking pickups give you great tone, but the magic lies in the Variax electronics. The JTV-89 houses an amazing collection of classic guitars that you can call up in seconds. Modeled from some of the best vintage instruments in the world, the Variax has the tones you need and want. The Line 6 JTV-89 James Tyler Variax can truly do it all!
Line 6 JTV-89 James Tyler Variax Modeling Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Custom-designed guitar plays and feels great
The Line 6 JTV-89 sports a beautiful custom mahogany body with a Floyd Rose tremolo. A super-fast bolt-on maple neck and a 24-fret, 14"-radius rosewood fingerboard give this axe serious shredding power. Unlike the Variax models of the past, the JTV-89 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-89 is a wonderful instrument on its own.
Tons of classic guitar tones with the twist of a knob
But there's a lot more to the James Tyler Variax JTV-89 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-89 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-89 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.
Customize your axe without a soldering iron
What's even cooler about the JTV-89 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-89 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-89 James Tyler Variax Modeling Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
The James Tyler-designed Line 6 JTV-89 lets you take all your favorite tones and tuning onstage in one beautiful solidbody guitar!
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Cecil, Mesquite, TX
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by Gary Jennings from Hesperia, CAI want to make it clear that I am reviewing the guitar itself as if it didn't even include the Line 6 magic that makes it a Variax. That stuff is great but it's a great guitar without it. I purchased ... read more [+]a JTV-59 first and was blown away by that guitar. James Tyler's designs are amazing! It beats all my Les Pauls and that helped me in deciding to get the 89F. I didn't think the 89F could be better but it is the best guitar I've ever owned and I've had a lot of them over the 50+ years I've been playing. I think it's a stroke of luck that the factory set up (including string gauge) is absolutely perfect for me and to have a tremelo system that actually works and stays in tune is a new experience. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone who is willing to put up with the pains that inevitably exist with any floating bridge guitar because all of that is worth it when it works this well. close [-]
May 6, 2013
Music Background: Pro
Couldn't be happier, and more surprised
by Aaron Wilkin from United StatesI have followed Line6 for years. Their first Variax model was something I wanted, but never got around to it, and I had heard some limitations, etc.
November 11, 2012
Music Background: Semi-pro musician, teacher, and many other musical roles
I purchased this guitar about a month a... read more [+]go, and I still can't stop playing the guitar! I honestly can't say enough great things about it. Everything on this guitar is amazing to the highest degree. It feels great to play, and is a great quality guitar, even when the modeling is turned off, and I own some very expensive guitars.
Turn on the modeling, and an entire new world opens up. The acoustic models alone are worth paying for the guitar three times over; in a PA, this guitar plugged straight into the system, no effects, sounds better than any Taylor I have played through the same PA. If I were to discuss every point about what I LOVE about just the modeling, this would turn into much more than a small review. Every model is incredible, and incredibly accurate.
Then there's the tuning. Between the ability to change a model and alternate tuning with just a couple buttons (or one button with the POD series, which I will purchase soon), I have had more creative ideas for composing new songs than the last three years combined. I never realized how much time I spent before doing what this guitar does in seconds. Even harmonics sound great when in alternate tuning. These guys REALLY knew what they were doing.
In summary, not only would I recommend this guitar to other people (or one of the other JTV's if this is not your style of guitar), if I had the money, I would buy every guitar player I know one of these. Honestly, any guitar player I know, when they hear this thing, I don't have to recommend anything, they simply have to have one. I have yet to be on a stage just messing around before playing without people just gathering up close just to see what is going on. This guitar literally stuns people just by itself. Did I mention I can't say enough good about this guitar? close [-]
Line 6 JTV-89 (Blood Red, Floyd Rose)
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