Line 6 JTV-69 Variax HSS - Lake Placid Blue

James Tyler-designed Modeling Electric Guitar with Bolt-on Maple Neck, Alder Body, 2 Custom Single-coil Pickups, 1 Custom Humbucking Pickup, and Switchable Models and Tunings - Lake Placid Blue
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Record and Perform with Unlimited Tonal Potential

The Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax with Variax HD software gives you the amazing ability to create any guitar tone you need for studio or stage. The JTV-69 James Tyler Variax is also an amazing instrument in the conventional sense. The ability to select different HD instrument models, HD pickup models, and alternate tunings on the fly sets this guitar apart from all the rest. And with the incredible Workbench HD software, you can fine-tune your Variax tone more than ever. Built to the specifications of master luthier James Tyler, the Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax is your ticket to unlimited tonal excellence.

Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Variax HD Upgrade and Workbench software give you unlimited tonal potential
  • It's like owning dozens of different instruments, plus your own workshop
  • Designed by a master luthier for top-notch performance and playability
Variax HD Upgrade and Workbench software give you unlimited tonal potential

This Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax packs the latest Variax HD upgrade, bringing you more stellar models of rare vintage electric guitars, classic acoustic guitars, and exotic instruments. You'll be blown away once you start exploring these with the Workbench HD software, which gives you more tonal control and all-around tweakability than you ever thought possible. Create your own unique instrument model, then use Workbench HD to fine-tune individual string pitch, string volume, pickup position, and much more. You've never tweaked your tone like you can with the JTV-69 James Tyler Variax!

It's like owning dozens of different instruments, plus your own workshop

Right out of the case, your Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax comes with dozens of impeccable instrument models. Rare vintage electrics, fabulous acoustics, and even exotic instruments are waiting at your fingertips. The latest Variax HD software brings you more stellar HD instrument and pickup models than ever before, and the real magic happens when you tap into the Workbench HD software. It lets you combine your favorite body styles, pickup models, and components to create your own unique instruments. You're guaranteed to be well-equipped for any studio or stage situation with the Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax.

Designed by a master luthier for top-notch performance and playability

With its alder body and maple neck, the Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax is primed from the start for iconic electric guitar tone. It was designed by master luthier James Tyler, who has created instruments for countless session players and performers. Equipped with pickups custom-designed by James Tyler and wound to his exacting specs, you'll find the JTV-69 James Tyler Variax to be an amazingly playable guitar even before you ever try out the superb modeling technology.

Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Innovative guitar with onboard instrument models, pickup models, and on-demand alternate tunings
  • Included HD upgrade gives you even more HD instrument and HD pickup models than ever before
  • Workbench HD software lets you fine-tune individual string pitch, volume, pickup position, and more
  • Solid alder body and maple neck are a classic recipe for fantastic tone
  • GraphTech nut and custom tuners give you top-notch tuning stability and reliability
  • Completely designed by master luthier James Tyler, including custom-wound pickups
  • Includes lithium-ion battery, switching power supply, and Workbench USB adapter
The Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax is like a Pandora's box of tone!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Color Lake Placid Blue
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Tyler '69
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22, Medium-jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.625"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tyler-designed Adjustable Tremolo
Tuners Sealed Locking Tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Vintage-style Alnico Single-coil
Middle Pickup Vintage-style Alnico Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Vintage-style Alnico Humbucker
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way Selector, Guitar Model Selector, Alt Tune Selector
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 99-235-0105

Customer Reviews

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Answer to Prayer

As a veteran player and songwriter, having access or ownership to just one or two of the vintage/legendary instruments, represented within the modeling structure of the JTV, would be a dream come true. I would be in debt for the rest of my life, but a dream come true. But Line 6 has place the dream and more within reach. Being a church musician and needing access to a varied and diverse group of guitars in a necessity. We play it all, Gospel, Jazz, Latin, Contemporary, Rock, etc., the list goes on and on. I have been juggling guitars for years now as the Primary Rhythm Guitarist and attempting to make quick and smooth transitions between songs is quite difficult. Enter the Variax JTV. No more switching between, Strat, to Paul, to Acoustic and back again. Now I strap on my Frost Blue JTV and I am ready for whatever our P&W leader throws my way. Let alone the ability to change tuning on the fly. I couple my new JTV with my HD 500 and I truly feel like there is nothing that I cannot do. I truly don't have words to express my thanks to Line 6. And to all you critics, yes, it is not exactly the same and yes, it might not fit everyone's playing style or hands but for me it is the guitar I have been looking for, for a long, long time.

Great Guitar

I bought this in the Sun Burst finish. Very Versatile, the modeling is great. We have recorded resonator guitars, banjos and acoustic guitar sounds, very realistic. It is worth having a professional setup, it makes the guitar so much more fun to play. The alternate tunings are good, but not great. When the modeling is off, the HSS magnetic pickups sounds very good!! I would recommend an extra battery.

good buy great service

as usual, the service is great. talked with a rep and asked some questions. ordered it late afternoon Friday and arrived sat at 11 am. how do they do that? I need to learn more about all the sounds, but it was easy to just sit down and start playing from the get go.
Music background: hobbyist

Fantastic Guitar

This 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 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.
Music background: Worship Pastor

great guitar

a versatile and user friendly guitar. really enjoy using the features as well as playing without them.
Music background: hobbyist
See also: Modeling Guitars, Line 6, Line 6 Modeling Electric Guitars, Line 6 Solidbody Guitars