New Line 6 James Tyler Variax models

Line 6’s James Tyler Variax guitars are a very cool way of getting the Variax technology into more players’ hands via an instrument with a boutique design pedigree. The line has just been expanded with a pair of new models – the JTV-59P and JTV-69S – which offer different pickup selections to the existing models. There’s also a US Custom Series version of each of the new body styles. What I like about these guitars is that they’re geared towards slightly more traditional players who might appreciate the variety of sounds offered by the Variax technology but who want a guitar that reflects their tastes better.

Line 6 Announces New James Tyler Variax Guitars

New offerings give guitarists more sonic and aesthetic options

CALABASAS, Calif.—September 18, 2012—Line 6, Inc. is proud to introduce two additions to the James Tyler® Variax® family. The new JTV-59P and JTV-69S guitars provide new pickup configurations and a variety of finish options, expanding the sonic capabilities of the James Tyler Variax family to meet the needs of even more guitar players.

“We’re excited to expand the James Tyler Variax line with additional models that will inspire even more guitarists to check out these amazing instruments,” says Darrell Smith, Guitar Product Line Manager at Line 6. “For the player who likes vintage P-90 soapbar pickups and is looking for a slightly lower-gain, warmer tone, the JTV-59P is a great choice. The JTV-69S offers the industry-standard three single-coil pickup configuration, which is ideal for guitarists who want that classic sound.” Read More …