By combining patented, industry-leading Line 6 digital modeling technology with boutique-style craftsmanship, James Tyler® Variax® is the only guitar in the world that can sound like an entire collection of vintage instruments – 28 instrument models, plus the James Tyler-designed guitar itself. No more dragging piles of instruments to gigs or recording sessions. JTV-59 gives you an endless variety of guitar sounds – from classic acoustic and vintage electric tones all the way to sitar and banjo – in a single-cut, 24-9/16″ scale-length, set-neck guitar designed by one of the world's finest luthiers.
When it comes to electrics, we've included 18 incredible instruments to take you from classic rock sounds to blues, country and more. Featuring meticulous models based on the Strat®, Les Paul® and Rickenbacker® guitars, among others, your James Tyler Variax provides instant access to the guitar tones favored by the world's most famous players. Whether you're performing or recording guitar, Variax gives you an amazing breadth of sounds for all styles of music.
Two P-90 soapbar pickups give JTV-59P a classic look, while the vintage tone is versatile enough for everything from classic edge-of-breakup blues tones to modern rock and beyond. Compared to traditional humbuckers, the sound of these single-coil pickups is somewhat brighter and more transparent.
- 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 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