Line 6 Variax Standard - White

Solidbody Modeling Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3 Single-coil Pickups, and Variax HD Modeling Engine - White
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Line 6 Modeling Meets Yamaha Craftsmanship

Redesigned for a new generation of guitarist, the Variax Standard combines Line 6's amazing tone-modeling electronics with Yamaha guitar craftsmanship to create an affordable, playable, and above all versatile instrument that lets you call up an epic range of guitar tone. This Variax model offers the natural sound of custom Yamaha Alnico V single-coil pickups plus the smooth action of a tremolo bridge. On top of that, you get a full complement of Variax HD modeling, including a huge selection of guitars, tunings, and pickup styles. And with Line 6's Workbench HD software, you'll be able to turn your Variax Standard into any guitar you can imagine.

Line 6 Variax Standard Modeling Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Yamaha craftsmanship makes this one extremely playable guitar
  • Variax HD technology delivers amazing tones and instant tunings
  • Workbench software lets you create your own dream guitars
Yamaha craftsmanship makes this one extremely playable guitar

One of the things that's made Yamaha guitars a favorite around Sweetwater is that you always get more than you pay for when you pick up one of their instruments. Even without any of the frills Line 6's Variax HD technology has to offer, the Variax Standard is a wonderful guitar to play, with the smooth action and classic single-coil sound you'd expect out of a high-end axe. When you add in the expansive range of modeled tones and tunings, you're never going to want to put your Variax Standard down.

Variax HD technology delivers amazing tones and instant tunings

You're guaranteed to be well-equipped for any studio or stage situation with the Line 6 Variax Standard. Right out of the case, your Line 6 Variax Standard comes with dozens of impeccable instrument models. Rare vintage electrics, fabulous acoustics, and even exotic instruments are waiting at your fingertips. What's more, changing tuning is as easy as turning a dial - no delay, no mechanized tuners, just instant results. 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.

Workbench software lets you create your own dream guitars

This Line 6 Variax Standard packs the latest Variax HD technology, 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 Variax Standard!

Line 6 Variax Standard Modeling Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • The next generation of Variax modeling guitars
  • Combines Line 6 modeling with Yamaha craftsmanship
  • Includes alder body, Alnico V single-coil pickups, and custom hardware
  • Variax HD modeling engine provides instrument, pickup, and tuning models
  • Free downloadable Workbench HD software lets you customize your setups
Get Line 6's top modeling and Yamaha quality with the Variax Standard!

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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 White
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.614"
Bridge/Tailpiece Custom Tremolo Bridge
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Alnico V Single-coil
Middle Pickup Alnico V Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Alnico V Single-coil
Manufacturer Part Number 99-700-0105-01

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Great Guitar

I've been playing out for 40 years. My go to guitars playing out are a 89 strat & USA Wolfgang. My strat has the lace sensor pickups in it and I've never really gotten a cool Srv strat sound until now. The guitar on its own plays really well. I like the feel of the back of the neck. Kind of an unfinished feel like my Wolfgang. I'm a lead player and stretch the strings a lot. Stays in tune! No problem. Now on to the line 6 sounds. I've always played in a classic rock band, doing lots of styles of music. This really covers all the sounds/tones well. Acoustic, Les Paul resonator, banjo, electric 12 string all sound really good. I'm not a fan of the acoustic 12 string and to me a lot of the les Paul, telecaster, firebird, bigger box guitar tones don't really sound like the originals but there's enough of a difference to find a song to use them on. I did find that there is a volume difference when switching from modeling tones to the regular guitar. Regular guitar volume is lower. So for me I just leave it on the modeling sounds and go back and forth from strat to Les Paul. My band also does a couple tunes in drop D and open G tuning. Man is that nice to be able to just just turn a knob! Yes the Wolfgang has the cool drop d Floyd on it but the guitar can't do country. To me this guitar would be a complete monster if it had a Floyd Rose on it. I also record at home and am looking forward to trying the Variax out for that. A great versatile guitar.
Music background: Classic Rock/Country 40+ Years
4.5/5

yamaha variax standard

This is my 3rd variax. I play them professionally as they make for a great gig rig. Many people talk down the Line 6 gear but when it comes to having good consistent sounding gear for the bar/festival scene Line 6 works awesome. Now for the guitar. Since the modeling is what line 6 is known for there is plenty of reviews on that. I will stick to the guitar. I have a 700, a JTV 89, and now the standard. The JTV was a step down in my opinion in quality from the Japanese 700. The Korean JTV needed fret work and was not in the same class as the 700 in craftsmanship. The 700 weighs WAY too much however and without a mag pup, was lacking. The James Tyler has been my main rig for 2 years and I have played hundreds of hours of shows and has performed nearly flawless. At a show recently I had it cut out briefly. At this point I can not say with 100% certainty that it was the guitar, but I can not take the chance and so I purchased the new standard. The standard from Sweetwater came very timely and in awesome shape. New strings and a few small adjustments and she is ready for a show. The standard is a step up from the JTV, again in my opinion, with the craftsmanship of the instrument itself. If the JTV and standard were side by side I believe the standard would be selected by almost all guitarists for this reason. Although that may be decided by many by the type of mag pups since the standard has single coils. On first blush I am very pleased with the Standard, although the country of origin is now Indonesia? SO I was hoping the guitar itself would be from say Japan (cant expect USA these days for under 1K) but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this guitar after the last few days. I do believe that my channels/tones will need to be adjusted on the amp for when I am playing conventionally through the mag pups I believe this guitar will become the go to for playing out and the JTV will be back up. All in all good marks. Body was perfect, finish was perfect. Neck was smooth with a satin finish. Tuners could easily be upgraded and probably should if you intend on using the tremolo. This probably could have used some more thought. I think the fret work could still have been better but it is a over the pond guitar that is under 1k. That gets you only so much! With no shows under her belt that's as good as it gets in this review! Good luck...last thing to add. this is my first big purchase from Sweetwater...it will NOT be my last! Nice job!
Music background: 40 years playing
See also: Modeling Guitars, Line 6, Line 6 Modeling Electric Guitars, Line 6 Solidbody Guitars