Line 6 has announced the release of Variax Workbench 1.5, the latest version of its interactive, virtual custom shop exclusively for its line of Variax guitars. This new version adds Variax Acoustic 700 editing capabilities. Workbench 1.5 is a combination USB interface and software package that allows guitarists to see and hear physical changes to their Variax guitar in real time. It is compatible with both Windows PC and Mac OSX computers. A software only version is also available as a free download for Vetta II and PODxt Live owners. Workbench lets you easily create, store and share (if you’re so inclined) completely customized guitars – some of which may not even exist in the real world. A hollow body Gretsch electric with three single coil pickups, for example or maybe a Strat with three humbuckers. Variax Acoustic 700 owners can now experiment with alternate tunings, mic positioning, compression, trim controls, and live or studio mode ambient settings. With Workbench 1.5 you can fill each slot on the Variax Model knob with a custom guitar of their own creation. A built-in librarian allows users to effortlessly store, share and backup thousands of guitar models!