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Variax

Your Guitar Can't Do This!


At the gig or in the studio, the Line 6 James Tyler Variax gives you more musical versatility than you'd ever expect from a single guitar. With just the turn of a knob, it serves up a mind-blowing array of tones and tunings. Using Line 6's acclaimed modeling technology, the James Tyler Variax — combined with the new HD upgrade and Workbench HD software — gives you access to a stunning array of alternate tunings, modeled instruments, and other tone-shaping tools. You'll be amazed at what the James Tyler Variax can do for you!

VIDEO: Line 6 Variax Overview

Line 6 James Tyler Variax Features:

  • ★  A studio musician's and gigging guitarist's go-to guitar!
  • ★  Dozens of guitar models for near-infinite tonal freedom
  • ★  The fastest, easiest way to explore alternate tunings
  • ★  NEW — Custom instrument creation with Workbench HD software
  • ★  A great guitar in its own right!
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ANNOUNCING:
New HD Firmware Upgrade
and Workbench HD Software!


The brand-new Variax HD firmware upgrade, along with Workbench HD software, delivers a world-class collection of HD guitars rebuilt from the ground up!


VIDEO: Variax HD Sound Samples

Each HD instrument is designed for superior articulation and exceptional feel.



Using the new Workbench HD, you can create your own custom guitars by combining instrument models, tweakable pickup models, and more!

Dozens of Instruments in a Single Guitar!

Get the Line 6 James Tyler Variax in your hands, and you can be playing virtually any stringed instrument you like. Choose from 18 vintage electric guitar models, 10 different acoustics, or eclectic instruments like sitar, banjo, and dobro. With 28 built-in instrument models, plus the powerful sound of the actual guitar itself, the James Tyler Variax will inspire a lifetime of tonal exploration.

VIDEO:
Acoustic
Sounds

VIDEO:
Solidbody
Electric
Sounds

VIDEO:
Vintage
Hollowbody
Sounds

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Explore Alternate Tunings!

It's never been easier to experiment with alternate tunings than it is with the James Tyler Variax. You've got immediate access to 11 different tunings just by turning a knob. You can even create and save your own tunings with the Virtual Capo feature! Whether you're covering a wide range of songs in one set, or just looking for new inspiration for your next song, the James Tyler Variax makes it effortless to try out different tunings.

VIDEO:
Modelling
& Tuning

VIDEO:
Alternate
Tunings

VIDEO:
Virtual
Capo

The James Tyler Variax guitar features instrument models based on these electric guitars:

  • 1960 Fender Telecaster Custom
  • 1959 Fender Stratocaster
  • 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • 1976 Gibson Firebird V
  • 1955 Gibson Les Paul Special
    with P90s
  • 1959 Gretsch 6120
  • 1959 Gretsch Duo Jet
  • 1966 Rickenbacker 370
  • 1966 Rickenbacker 370-12 String
  • 1961 Gibson ES-335
  • 1964 Epiphone Casino
  • 1954 Gibson ES-175
  • 1953 Gibson Super 400
  • 1999 Jerry Jones Shorthorn

The James Tyler Variax guitar features instrument models based on these acoustic instruments:


  • 6-string Guitars
  • 1959 Martin D-28
  • 1967 Martin O-18
  • 1995 Gibson J-200

  • 12-string Guitars
  • 1970 Martin D12-28
  • 1966 Guild F212

  • Resonator Guitars
  • 1935 Dobro Model 32
  • 1928 National Tricone

  • Other Instruments
  • Coral Sitar
  • Gibson Mastertone Banjo

The James Tyler Variax guitar gives you instant access to these alternate guitar tunings:

  • Standard tuning (allows you to tune up instantly)
  • Drop D (D A D G B E)
  • 1/2 Down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
  • Drop Db (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
  • 1 Down (D G C F A D)
  • DADGAD (D A D G A D)
  • Open D (D A D F# A D)
  • Blues G (D G D G B D)
  • Reso G (G B D G B D)
  • Open A (E A C# E A E)
  • Baritone (B E A D F# B)

The James Tyler Variax guitar gives you instant access to these alternate guitar tunings:

  • Standard tuning (allows you to tune up instantly)
  • Drop D (D A D G B E)
  • 1/2 Down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
  • Drop Db (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
  • 1 Down (D G C F A D)
  • Drop C (C G C F A D)
  • m3 Down (Db Gb B E Ab Db)
  • Drop B (Bb Gb B E Ab Db)
  • M3 Down (C F Bb Eb G C)
  • Drop Bb (Bb F Bb Eb G C)
  • Baritone (B E A D F# B)

A Great Sounding,
Eminently Playable Guitar

The James Tyler Variax is a finely crafted guitar. James Tyler carefully designed the pickups with inspiration from vintage PAF humbuckers. Fit and finish are first-rate, and the guitar responds to your playing style like it's an old friend.


Long-lasting, Rechargeable
Lithium-ion Battery

Even if you're playing multiple gigs in one day, or pulling an all-night session in the studio, you won't have to worry about the James Tyler Variax running out of steam. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers you for 12 hours at a time on a single charge. Plus, you can rock the James Tyler Variax like you would any traditional electric guitar anytime!


USA Custom Series
Also Available

For the absolute pinnacle of design and craftsmanship, check out the James Tyler Variax US Custom Series. The US Custom Series team is made of some of the best woodworkers, painters, and builders in the industry, and take the extra time to fine tune every aspect of the James Tyler Variax US Custom Series with incredible attention to detail.



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