Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler '69 Variax Electric Guitar

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Why we love it…

James Tyler Variax is the only guitar in the world that can sound like an entire collection of modern, vintage and exotic instruments. No more dragging multiple guitars to practise or recording sessions. Thanks of Variax HD technology, each instrument inside the JTV- 69 guitar offers exceptional sonic detail plus organic feel and response – allowing you to capture a wide range of tones in pristine sound quality.


No other instrument in the world will spark your creativity like a James Tyler Variax guitar. Dial up a world of amazing sounds and change tunings on the fly. Instantly get the tones you need for any studio session or gig. Create any guitar you can imagine. With innovative technology, legendary craftsmanship and incredible playability, the James Tyler Variax gives you the power to take your inspiration further than ever before.


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Explore a collection of amazing sounds

With James Tyler Variax, creating your own unique sound has never been easier. Variax HD technology delivers a wide variety of classic guitar models - each with exceptional detail, feel and response. Choose from an amazing collection of vintage electrics. Or inspire your playing with rare acoustics and eclectic instruments. You can even access alternate tunings - including Open G, DADGAD, Drop D, or any other custom tuning - with the turn of a knob.

Variax Workbench HD. Your own virtual custom shop.

Variax Workbench HD software gives you complete control over every element of your James Tyler Variax tone - so you can build the guitar of your dreams. Mix and match a wide range of body styles and pickup models to create your own unique guitar. The software takes you far beyond what’s possible in the physical realm so you can build virtually any guitar imaginable.

Looks incredible. Sounds even better.

James Tyler Variax is a work of art worthy of hanging on your wall. Each guitar is built under the highest standards of craftsmanship - from premium tonewood bodies and rosewood fingerboards to custom pickups wound to Tyler’s specs. The built-in Variax HD technology is completely transparent, so the beauty and playability of the instrument is never compromised. You can be certain your guitar will play beautifully - and sound incredible.


  • Body: Alder body
  • Neck: Bolt-on solid maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays (Tyler '59 neck shape)
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2”
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Nut: 1-5/8" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut
  • Tuners: Sealed locking/staggered tuners (16:1 turn ratio)
  • Hardware: Chrome hardware
  • Bridge: Fully adjustable Tyler-designed tremolo bridge
  • Pickups: Alnico bridge humbucker and vintage-style neck and middle single-coil pickups wound to Tyler's specs, L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system
  • Knobs: Master Volume and Tone knobs
  • Pickup Selector: 5-way selector switch
  • Variax Control: Model knob and Alt Tune roller knob for easily accessing instrument sounds and alternate tunings
  • Outputs: 1/4” out, VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) 
  • Battery: Lithium-ion battery (12 hours of play time) and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries)
  • Software: Variax Workbench™ HD software and USB interface
  • Case: Includes high-quality padded gig bag
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