Line 6 JTV-69 Dent 'n Scratch - Black

Modeling Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Bolt-on Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 3 Custom Single-coil Pickups - Black
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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 ability to create just about any guitar tone you need for studio or stage. The JTV-69 is built to the specifications of master luthier James Tyler with custom-wound pickups, so it's also a fantastic instrument in the conventional sense. The ability to select different HD instrument models, HD pickup models, and alternate tunings on the fly are just icing on the cake. And with the included Workbench HD software, you can fine-tune your Variax tone more than ever. Take it from Sweetwater - 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 rare vintage electric guitars, classic acoustic guitars, and exotic instruments. The Workbench HD software 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 away, 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 a humbucker and two single-coils 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:
  • Onboard instrument models, pickup models, and on-demand alternate tunings
  • Free HD upgrade gives you even more HD instruments and HD pickup models
  • 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
  • Maple fingerboard delivers enhanced attack and articulation
  • 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 Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Body Material Alder
Top Material Not Applicable
Color Black
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Tyler '69
Fingerboard Material Maple, 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 99-630-0405DNS

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JTV-69

This is a review of the Variax JTV-69 guitar, not Sweetwater. Sweetwater as usual has been excellent in trying to help me with my problems with this guitar (and the first one I bought and returned). First off, other than the Strat emulation, the other sounds are just okay, a few are just basically useless (banjo, sitar). You need to go thru a lot of work to get the models "volume balanced" so that you you can switch from one guitar emulation to another without noticeable jumps or drops in volume. It can be useful, just requires more work than I believe should be necessary. The real issue for me is the neck. It is really a piece of junk. When you pay full price for a guitar, return it for another one, and still have serious issues with string buzz, intonation, etc. it is the neck. My luthier has tried to help me numerous time with neck adjustments and a fret job but when the neck is setup with the strings at what would be considered proper height, every string buzzes up and down the neck. Even raising the string height to an almost unplayable height, there is still noticeable string buzz. The neck also does not stay in tune - not the tuners - but the neck itself swells and shrinks much more than a normal guitar. I live in Florida, play out every weekend and I am constantly fiddling with this thing. My Gibson and old Musicman (1978 Stinrgay) are very stable. This one, just a pain in the butt. Say yourself the trouble, find a different guitar. Sweetwater has lots of nice guitars, this one is not one of them.
See also: Modeling Guitars, Line 6, Line 6 Modeling Electric Guitars, Line 6 Solidbody Guitars