Line 6 Variax 500 - Sunburst No Longer Available

Variax Electric and Acoustic Modeling Guitar - Sunburst Finish
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An entire guitar collection in a single instrument!

Imagine a wall full of the world's finest acoustic and electric guitars ready for you to play in the studio or on stage. Variax is the first guitar to offer the sounds of an entire guitar collection in a single instrument. Variax combines Line 6's exclusive modeling technology, with a custom-crafted solid-body guitar, to accurately reproduce the sounds of a variety of classic six and twelve string electric and acoustic guitars - plus other fretted favorites, such as a resonator, banjo, and electric sitar. All of the sounds are accessible with just one knob and the 5-way pickup selector. Variax can change instantly from a classic single-coil solid-body electric to a richly detailed acoustic 12-string at the flick of a switch. But great tone is not complete without a great-feeling, high quality instrument. Variax was carefully crafted by experienced luthiers to create an invitingly playable instrument - no matter what tone you choose. Although at first glance Variax appears to be a conventional electric guitar, closer inspection reveals its lack of traditional magnetic pickups. The string vibrations are detected by a hexaphonic bridge pickup and are converted directly into digital signals. These signals are processed through software algorithms that capture the interaction of each instrument's pickups, their placement, the tone controls, and details of the instrument's physical structure. Unlike MIDI instruments or guitar synths, Variax dynamically alters the signal of its own natural string vibrations to match the modeled instrument's unique tonal characteristics. The signal is then converted back to analog, so Variax can be plugged directly into any electric guitar amplifier. On stage or in the studio, Variax delivers. Playability. Inspiration and tone on demand! Features:

  • Finish: Sunburst (also available in Black or Candy Apple Red)
  • Dozens of classic guitar sounds
  • Simple, instantly familiar controls
  • Contoured alder body
  • Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 medium profile frets
  • 25 1/2" scale length
  • 10" fingerboard radius
  • Standard 1/4" guitar output jack
  • Volume and tone controls respond faithfully for each model
  • Included A/B footswitch selects between two outputs: - 1/4" standard guitar output for connection to any guitar amp - or - XLR balanced output for sending acoustic sounds to a separate amp or PA
  • Powered from footswitch or on-board batteries
  • Custom-fitted heavy duty gigbag

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 99-083-0105

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See also: Modeling Guitars, Line 6, Line 6 Modeling Electric Guitars