Line 6 JTV-69 Variax - 3-tone Sunburst

James Tyler-designed Modeling Electric Guitar with Bolt-on Maple Neck, Alder Body, 3 Single-coil Pickups, and Switchable Models and Tunings - 3-tone Sunburst
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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, and 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 instruments 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 3-Tone Sunburst
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 Single-coil
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way Selector, Guitar Model Selector, Alt Tune Selector
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 99-630-0105

Customer Reviews

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One fine songwriting tool

I have had the JTV-69 Sunburst, SSS for about a week and I love it. It is a little heavy but what you get out of it is nothing short of amazing.I am primarily retired from the live playing now it's all about songwriting for me and this is the BEST tool for that. Sometimes a certain tone or sound will sweep you into a creative mood. Now I have so many sounds to delve into...I am seriously excited to see what comes to me.I had a VG-88 system for the longest time (still do...but it is retired too) Setting it up and dialing a sound in could take so long the inspiration would slip away. I got to where just contemplating setting up a sound withered me. The Variax is a breeze...spin the with the is all so easy.I can't say enough about Sweetwater as far as working with me and getting me my new baby...Thanks guys.I never pictured myself ever buying a guitar without playing it first but your videos on how you do your 55 point inspections and reading reviews of other buyers gave me the courage to make the leap.Happy Happy customer.
Music background: Retired pro player

No. 1 Guitar

I have had my James Tyler Variax (JTV-69 - 3Tone Sunburst SSS) since Christmas thanks to my lovely wife. This is by far the best playing guitar I have ever held in my hand. I have owned a couple of Fender Strats, Gibson Les Paul Custom and Gibson SG standard. None of these guitars play as well or have the same level of tone quality, and I'm only talking about the magnetic pickups. The on board electronics with guitar modeling makes this guitar soar over the others for gig playing musicians who cannot afford a stage full of guitars. Thanks to James Tyler for the astronomic increase in quality over the original Line 6 Variax. I'm hooked!!!!!
Music background: Full time player

My fingers are bleeding

Just got my white JTV-69S today. I can't put it down. I moved up from a Variax 700, and I can't believe the difference. I also own some high end Gibsons, Fenders, and PRSs. This guitar is my new favorite. Here's why... The models are even better. I play this guitar through a POD HD500 and a Yamaha PA. The sound is amazing.The magnetic pickups are very, very good. The tone approaches my Eric Johnson Strat, with just a bit more something that sounds good.It feels like a custom made guitar. I have a custom shop Strat that has nothing on this guitar for playability and feel.It is absolutely beautiful.I might be shrinking my guitar collection soon. I'm not sure I need anything but this.
Music background: 30 year+ amateur

great guitar

a versatile and user friendly guitar. really enjoy using the features as well as playing without them.
Music background: hobbyist

Seriously incredible

This is guitar redefined. Having all the effects and amps doesn't help if you have got the right guitar to plug in. The variax gives you 28 world class guitar models. To say they are good is an understatement. When you play an acoustic model of you bang on the body you hear the resonance like you hit a real acoustic. I love the resonator and tricone models! I am playing weekly in an acoustic group with my variax! The guitar itself is also excellent without the models.
See also: Modeling Guitars, Line 6, Line 6 Modeling Electric Guitars, Line 6 Solidbody Guitars