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Line 6 JTV-89F James Tyler Variax Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag), Black

This shred-ready axe packs high-gain humbuckers and a Floyd Rose -- plus Variax technology for instant alternate tunings and the sounds of 29 guitar models. (6) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Line 6 JTV-89F Variax Black

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Features: What it does for you:
Floyd Rose locking tremolo Stays in tune through dive bombs or light vibratos
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
5-way pickup selector switch Versatile; wide range of tones from fat to thin

Line 6 JTV-89F Variax Electric Guitar

With 29 incredibly detailed Line 6 Variax instruments -- plus the ability to virtually tune down a whole octave without impacting playability or intonation -- the JTV-89F shatters the limitations of traditional guitars. The Floyd Rose licensed double-locking tremolo system by Graph Tech, high-gain humbucking pickups and lightning-fast fretboard combine to make JTV-89F the perfect instrument for players of heavier, high-gain styles.

The Floyd Rose(R) licensed double-locking tremolo system by Graph Tech is designed for rock-solid stability in any alternate down tuning--and with any instrument. With JTV-89F, you can use extreme whammy bar techniques with classic electric guitars and exotic instruments like sitar--which would otherwise be impossible without heavy mods. The custom-designed bridge includes built-in piezo crystals that flawlessly translate the Variax guitar tone and dynamics. The precision piezos are housed inside a set of Graph Tech String Saver(TM) saddles, which are highly resistant to rust, corrosion or perspiration--ideal for sweat-stained stages and beer-soaked venues.

Imagine going from Standard tuning to Drop Bb in an instant--without interrupting your recording session or sacrificing an ounce of playability. JTV-89F lets you go lower than guitars have gone before, without worrying about pitchiness or slack strings. You can mix and match any tuning with any instrument--and also create your own tunings on the fly with Virtual Capo. It's easy to save your custom tunings, either to the open Model slot on the Alt Tune knob, or to one of the other alternate tuning slots.

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- Body: Mahogany body
- Neck: Three-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays (Tyler Fast n' Flat neck shape)
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Frets: 24 jumbo frets
- Nut: Locking Floyd Rose(R) nut and string tree
- Tuners: Sealed tuners (16:1 turn ratio)
- Hardware: Black and black nickel hardware
- Bridge: Floyd Rose licensed double-locking tremolo system* by Graph Tech
- Pickups: Two high-output alnico humbucking pickups wound to Tyler's specs
- Graph Tech piezo pickup system
- Knobs: Master Volume and Tone knobs
- Pickup Selector: 5-way selector switch
- Variax Control: Model and Alt Tune knobs for easily accessing 29 vintage instrument sounds and 11 alternate down tunings
- Outputs: 1/4" out, VDI (Variax(R) Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD Pro, and limited compatibility with POD(R) xt, POD(R) X3, Vetta(TM) II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products
- Battery: Lithium-ion battery (12 hours of play time) and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries)
- Software: Workbench(TM) software and USB interface
- Case: Includes high-quality padded gig bag
- Available Accessories: Additional battery, charger and cable kit available separately
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-640-0205
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 39 x 12 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-640-0205
Blood Red
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-640-0105
Blemished, Blood Red
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-640-0105
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Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Amazing versatility!"
Overall: I have been eyeing up one of these guitars since the first Variax came out. This guitar is the perfect combination of style, flexability and function. It really is like having an arsenal of guitars at your fingertips. Sounds and plays beautifully! A great compliment for any Line 6 rig.
Style of Music: Christian Rock
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Overall: After reading either glowing or very negative reviews about these guitars, i will confess to being a bit nervous about this purchase at first. That went right out the window once it arrived, though.Build quality is solid. It's a pretty hefty axe (mahogany body). Fit and finish were immaculate on mine. No blemishes or any apparent finish or construction mishaps that i can see. I have yet to see a photo that does the finish justice. The deep dark red finish combined with the nice woodgrain is really beautiful. Pots, switches, tuners feel solid. Overall, it's a pretty high-quality build.The neck is maple, with a rosewood fingerboard. Dot inlays are pearloid (mother of toilet seat, i suspect). The fingerboard is pretty wide, and perhaps just a bit chunkier than i'd prefer, but i've adjusted quite nicely. It's fast and easy to play.The intonation was a bit out of whack on mine, but since the guitar came strung with .10's (i prefer .09's), a string change and setup routine was in order anyway.The bridge is a graphtech floyd rose-type deal. If you've dealt with floyds, you won't be in for any real surprises. the piezo stuff doesn't really seem to make any difference in terms of the mechanicals.Sonically, the guitar leans toward the darker side (probably because of the body). Sustain is good. Magnetic pickups are okay. If you're familiar with the tonal variations of most 2 bucker/5-way switch ibanez-type guitars, it's pretty similar...a reasonable range of well-differentiated sounds to choose from. Perhaps not the most spectacular pups you've ever heard, but certainly not the worst, either. I doubt i'll be swapping them out.After the first battery charge, at last comes the variax part! As others have mentioned, the les paul models' sustain gets faded off a bit early, which is pretty disappointing (they do sound pretty good, but the mag pickups will cover that ground for me anyway, though). The ric models were "ballpark-y"...not the most convincing, but probably useful anyway. The tele, strat, jazzbox and acoustic models are pretty great though. The acoustics sounded best direct (no amp or sim) to my ear...good for recording, not so sure about gigging through an amp though (maybe just DI into the board for that?).The mag pickups/variax models were pretty well balanced in terms of output. I didn't experience "warbling" with the 12-string models as some have (probably due to intonation being set correctly). Despite the lighter strings, the graphtech bridge/piezos seem to track everything as they should. Palm muting didn't seem to cause me any issues, either.I did not mess with the tunings, i'm afraid. i don't really use alternates,beyond the occasional half-step down or nashville tuning (which i haven't set up yet!)...
Style of Music: various
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