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Line 6 Variax Limited Amethyst Electric Guitar, Amethyst

Topped with a flamed-maple veneer and finished in translucent purple, this limited edition Amethyst Variax model lends unique looks to the Variax HD sound. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Maple top Long sustain with crisp, bright tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Variax technology Models classic guitars and alternate tunings

Line 6 Variax Limited Amethyst Guitar

The new Variax Limited Edition Amethyst features a translucent-purple finish over a flamed-maple veneer top, with a matching headstock overlay, and a Limited Edition insignia and numbered neck plate. The Variax Limited Edition Trans Purple combines Variax HD sound, superb playability, and unmatched versatility with a beautiful custom finish.

Leading Edge Technology, Legendary Tones

Variax HD Modeling lets you to choose from a collection of legendary 6- and 12-string electric and acoustic guitars, and more exotic instruments such as resonator, banjo, and sitar—all with realistic sound and feel. You can even access alternate tunings such as Open G, DADGAD, and Drop D—as well as your own custom tunings—with the turn of a knob.

Create Any Guitar You Can Imagine

The Variax Workbench™ HD application gives you complete control over every element of your Variax tone, enabling you to assemble the guitar of your dreams. Mix and match a wide range of body styles and pickup models to create your own unique instrument. Variax Workbench HD takes you far beyond what’s possible in the physical realm, allowing you to build virtually any guitar imaginable.

Superb Workmanship

Built by the remarkable artisans at Yamaha, Variax Limited Edition Trans Purple is a high-quality, rock-solid guitar. The lightweight alder S-type body, one-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and proprietary tremolo bridge deliver total comfort and playability, while the pickups serve up sonically rich tones. Add in our Variax HD technology, and the result is a truly inspiring instrument.

Performance Upgrades

No need to spend extra time and money upgrading your guitar—the Variax Limited Edition Amethyst comes with high-quality components that set it apart from other guitars in its class. Its lightweight alder body delivers clear, full-bodied sound with plenty of sustain, and the lubricated Graph Tech nut helps you stay in tune even when aggressively bending strings.

Yamaha Alnico V Single-Coil Pickups

Want to take a break from guitar modeling and go old school for a while? The Variax Limited Edition Amethyst comes with three Alnico V single-coil pickups that capture every nuance of your playing with pristine accuracy.

Features:

- Amethyst finish over a flamed-maple veneer top, with matching headstock overlay and black pickguard
- Small production run with Limited Edition badging and numbered neck plate
- Lightweight alder body with proprietary tremolo bridge
- One-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and Graph Tech nut
- Three Yamaha Alnico V single-coil pickups
- Wide range of guitar sounds and alternate tunings via Variax HD modeling
- HD guitar models based on historic Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, and other renowned vintage instruments

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Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Amethyst
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-700-0105-04
Blemished, Amethyst
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-700-0105-04
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Overall: This is my second Variax guitar. I purchased a James Tyler model about 3 years ago but was attracted to the new Standard's reduced size, weight and form factor not to mention the "amethyst" color of this "limited" edition. I thought I'd comment after having had this latest edition for a couple of days. Color: The amethyst staining is so dark that if you don't look closely, or have it under direct lighting, the guitar appears to be black....confirmed by my 3 year old grand daughter when I asked her what color my guitar was. (she knows the color purple) That said, the paint job of this made in Indonesia product is quite good. You can still make out the flame, but you'll need to look closely for the full "amethyst" effect. Fit and Finish: Nicely put together, maybe weighs in near 7 pounds, A semi-loose tone knob was the only structural issue that I've noted so far. Does not effect its function. Overall carefully constructed and finished. Parts: respectable parts minus locking tuners. But I've found it to stay in tune quite nicely in contrast to some online reviews that I've run across. As for the trem, not bad for mild use. It really needs to be screwed all the way down to avoid wobble. The native pick ups actually sound quite good behaving very much like a proto-typical strat-type product with a five way switch. At least in my opinion, an upgrade over my 3 year old James Tyler Variax. The electronics: The Variax suite of guitar (and other instruments) emulation is the real reason for owning one. 28 musical models featured with each having established their reputation as landmark instruments. And not to forget the altered tunings found on a second knob. To be sure, some emulations are better than others. My favorite being the "T Model"....Sounds just like my Tele. To really tell the difference between all of the models would require an exquisite ear. In the end, one just plays with the selector knob and the five way switch to choose what sounds best to your ear. The manual that accompanies the Variax describes in detail each instrument rendered. A nice feature is the ability to save your favorites to a custom setting for quick and easy access simply by moving the five way switch. While I find the modeling reasonably convincing, if you've been around the block enough, you can tell it ain't the real thing owing to a brassy overtone that seems to be ever present. It's not unpleasant but it does, in my opinion, cast a shadow on the overall effect of the modeling. This is especially true in the acoustic modeling set of tones. Ironically that jangly overtone is not a problem in the 12 string emulation or within the Resonator set of instruments. I can't really comment on the tunings as of yet. I tried Open D. It worked as advertised but the tonal quality takes some getting used to. Design issues: The most annoying issues are minor. One involves the USB plug in the guitar itself used to communicate with the included HD software and with your DAWS if you have one.. It is quite difficult to remove. and is situated too close to the jack for the magnetic pickups. While we're on the subject of the software. Easy to install, attractive to look at and in fact functional. But I doubt I will put it to use as the models provided are quite sufficient for my own needs. Taking the battery in and out is also a bit challenging; takes a little practice but can be mastered if one is patient and doesn't try to force the issue. Should have come with a gig bag at $900 but it didn't so beware of this omission. Conclusion: This Variax Standard won't likely be your only guitar. Think of this "ax" as being a strat-style guitar with an onboard pedal board with extra-ordinary capabilities. It really is fun to dial in the variety of sounds and represents a cure for the guitar doldrums that occasionally settle in. I consider it a worthy part of my good sized guitar collection. I don't buy into all of the emulations but there's enough goodness to justify ownership. (Note: this review included two amplifiers: Roland Blues Cube played clean and Fender Acoustic 100 also played clean) Over and Out
Style of Music: rock, blues
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