This could very well be the only guitar I'll ever need!
Marty Faley at Sweetwater set it up perfectly and the tuning stability is un-frigging-real! The emulations of the various guitar models are fantastically realistic with absolutely no processor delay. I can't wait until my instructor at Berklee College of Music On-Line makes a comment on my "tone" as he has in the past (Most comments on my tone during the graded assignments have been general but his specific comments on the reverb relate, unbeknownst to him, to the Eventide Space(-Factor?) Reverb and Beyond pedal!--Also purchased at Sweetwater). Wow!!! I think I've found the guitar that is the only guitar I'll ever need to own. Repeat: Marty Faley set it up perfectly and the tuning stability is un-frigging-real! The emulations of the various guitar models are fantastically realistic with absolutely no processor delay. I wanted 3 single-coils as most of the other guitars I own have dual humbuckers, but the HSS coil configuration sound really good by itself (with no battery installed), but the guitar models...wow....they sound beautiful. My wife really wanted me to order this guitar once she found out it had a Coral electric sitar emulation, and she and I are huge George Harrison fans; she just melted when I played his "Within You, Without You" upon receiving it. The various and numerous tuning modes are an added triple-plus. If this Korean-made model is so over-the-top (meaning superbly) fabulous, I'm really curious what the US-made custom shop models have to offer that are over and above the far-less expensive overseas models? I know you get 2 batteries with the US-made models, which is great, but what does paying 2 to 2.5 times the price get you? I really don't know or care. This model is out-of-sight and the Lake Placid Blue color is gorgeous, especially for me, who owns only white, red, and black models, except for the recently acquired transparent blue Steinberger Synapse TranScale, which is a miracle unto itself.
The only complaints I have are related to the battery-power system and the Advance Guide as mentioned in the Pilot's Handbook, which is no longer available on-line as stated in the Handbook; the hefty Li-Ion battery has to be recharged almost every day, and it's a hassle to have to unplug the guitar output cable every time I take a "long" break from practicing and studying to conserve battery life. I've yet to verify that the typical battery life is 10-12 hours. At this point, it really doesn't seem to matter if I have to recharge it daily or every other day. I plan on looking for a spare at Wally-Mart or elsewhere; the battery appears to be a fairly common type (7.4 Vdc, 2200 mAhr) except for maybe the terminal connections; the spares from Line6 are probably expensively overpriced.
I can repeat this enough: This could very well be the only guitar I'll ever need. I love the way it plays, sounds, feels, and looks and as far as I'm concerned, Line6 has hit a world-series grand slam with the JTV-69. It's cheap at twice the price!
More review comments to come later in this semester.