Imagine if you could audition 29 different vintage instruments at the turn of a knob… Introducing the Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV-59P. Line 6 enlisted the help of master luthier James Tyler to take the second generation of Variax guitars to a new level of playability. The JTV-59P delivers a complete collection of vintage instruments within a great-sounding single-cut guitar with two P-90 soapbar pickups.

Line 6 JTV-59P James Tyler Variax P90

Line 6 JTV-59P James Tyler Variax P90

“The James Tyler Variax is my combination secret weapon and Swiss Army knife. Whenever I go to the studio, it goes with me. Need a Tele? I got it. Wish you had a sitar? No problem. Miss that Firebird you never should have sold? Click… there it is. This guitar has filled more sonic production holes than any instrument or device I have ever owned.” – Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine)

James Tyler Variax JTV-59P features:
  • Mahogany body with carved maple top with flame maple veneer
  • Set mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • 24-9/16″ scale length
  • Tyler ’59 neck shape
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets and dot inlays
  • 1-11/16″ Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut
  • Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio)
  • Chrome hardware
  • Fully adjustable Tyler-designed wraparound bridge
  • L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system
  • Two vintage-voiced P-90 soapbar neck and bridge pickups
  • Master Volume and Tone knobs
  • Model and Alt Tune knobs for easily accessing 28 vintage instrument sounds and 11 alternate tunings
  • 3-way selector switch
  • VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD xt, POD® X3, Vetta II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products
  • Lithium-ion battery (12 hours of play time) and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries)
  • Variax Workbench software and USB interface
  • Includes high-quality padded gig bag
  • Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately
  • Available finishes: Gold Top finish with rosewood fingerboard and chrome hardware, Black finish with rosewood fingerboard and chrome hardware

Could this be 2012 Guitar of the Year? You decide…

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