JTV-69S US Inca Silver Variax Modeling Guitar

SKU:
99-530-1705
$3,999.99

JTV-US gives you powerful Variax® HD technology plus the highest quality craftsmanship—resulting in a truly remarkable instrument.

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JAMES TYLER VARIAX US CUSTOM SERIES
A WORK OF ART WORTHY OF HANGING ON YOUR WALL

JTV-US gives you powerful Variax® HD technology plus the highest quality craftsmanship—resulting in a truly remarkable instrument that meets the needs of today’s most discerning musicians. Every single guitar passes through the most skilled woodworkers, painters and builders in the business. Representing over a century of experience, the talented team demonstrates deep passion and pride while bringing James Tyler’s designs to life.

   
   

UNPARALLELED TECHNOLOGY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
INNOVATIVE DESIGN. STUNNING RESULTS.

To create James Tyler Variax US Custom Series bodies and necks, the woodworking team pairs computer-aided drafting and machining (CNC) technology—which provides absolute consistency and superior intonation—with meticulous hand craftsmanship for incredible feel. The installation of the guitars’ unique electronics package required its own innovative approach, so the team developed new tools and methods to complement the capabilities of the CNC machines. This highly customized process requires significantly more time than it takes to build a standard guitar.

 
 

HEAD-TURNING GUITARS
BEAUTY AND DURABILITY TO LAST A LIFETIME

James Tyler Variax US Custom Series guitars are painted using techniques perfected over decades, so every guitar looks as beautiful as it sounds. Every step of the way, the instrument is inspected to make sure that the sanding and polishing is immaculate, surfaces are flat, and the radii are round and true to the shape of the raw wood.

Before the painting process begins, the body of the guitar is evaluated for grain pattern and hand-selected to best match each individual finish. Once selected, the painters apply the sealer and the undercoat, and the body is left to dry for seven days. After everything is sanded perfectly flat, the painters apply as little color as possible—preserving the hardness of the sealer and topcoat. And finally, they apply the topcoat, and again wait a minimum of seven days before painstakingly sanding, leveling and polishing the guitar by hand a final time.

   
   

GO THE EXTRA MILE
THE ULTIMATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE

James Tyler Variax US Custom Series guitars are assembled using a multi-step setup process to unlock each guitar’s full range of tonal possibilities—and provide amazing feel and playability. Building on industry-standard quality-assurance practices, the US Custom Series team created a unique set of guidelines to make sure that every aspect of each guitar would meet or exceed customer expectations—from the fretwork and finish to the electronics and setup. Many guitar makers stop there, but the US Custom Series team takes a critical extra step—they spend time playing each and every guitar. They listen intently while working the tremolo, bending the strings and testing all the electronics, ensuring that each guitar provides the ultimate playing experience.

 
 

THE HD MODELING PROCESS
VINTAGE INSTRUMENTS CAPTURED IN INCREDIBLE DETAIL

The process of modeling a vintage instrument using Variax HD technology is complex. Every facet of the guitar—including the body, electronics and metal parts—influences the way the instrument sounds and responds, and must be captured during modeling. By painstakingly analyzing and capturing every single aspect of the most iconic vintage instruments, the Line 6 team ensured that Variax delivers the sound and feel of the world’s most coveted guitars with stunning detail. The result is accurate and realistic tone reproduction that stays true to the original instruments.

   
   

HD ELECTRIC GUITARS
THE MOST CELEBRATED ELECTRIC GUITARS. AT THE READY.

With an amazing breadth of tones available at your fingertips, Variax HD technology gives you the power to create inspiring sounds and take your creativity further. Featuring meticulous HD models based on* historic Strat®, Les Paul, Rickenbacker® and other guitars, Variax provides instant access to the tones favored by the world’s most famous players.

 
 

HD ACOUSTIC AND ECLECTIC INSTRUMENTS
TAKE YOUR TONE EVEN FURTHER

Looking for far-out tone? The only question is how far you want to go. From Nashville country to the sound of the Indian subcontinent, inspire your playing with breathtaking acoustics and eclectics. Thanks to Variax HD technology, you can dial up resonator, sitar, banjo and tricone in an instant. From the subtle nuances of string vibration through the soundboard to the tonewoods of the guitar body, Variax captures the tone of professionally miked instruments in stunning detail. Plus, recording pristine acoustic takes has never been easier. You don’t have to worry about setting up mics, preamps and EQ—or that barking dog next door.

   
   

ACCESS ALTERNATE TUNINGS—INSTANTLY
FOCUS ON YOUR PERFORMANCE, NOT YOUR TUNER.

With the ability to instantly switch between a range of alternate tunings, you can forget about your tuner and stay in the creative zone. Each guitar in the Variax family provides immediate access to 11 alt tunings, so you can focus on the moment instead of spending quality time with your tuner. 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.

 
 

CREATE CUSTOM INSTRUMENTS WITH
VARIAX WORKBENCH HD
GO AHEAD.  BUILD THE GUITAR OF YOUR DREAMS.

Want to conjure up tones that leave other guitarists wondering "how'd they get that sound?" Using the powerful and easy-to-use Variax Workbench™ HD software, you can let your imagination run wild. Mix and match a wide variety of instrument body and pickup models to create unique guitar tones or celebrated classics. You can also set up your guitars with Open G, DADGAD, Drop D–or any other custom tuning.

   
 
   

OPTIMIZED FOR LINE 6 MULTI-EFFECTS
TAKE VARIAX TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Although James Tyler Variax guitars can easily be incorporated into any guitar rig, pairing them with a Line 6 Helix®, POD® HD, or Firehawk® FX unlocks their full potential. Create custom presets to seemlessly change tuning as well as guitar model, amp model, and effects settings—all with the touch of a footswitch.

 
 

FEATURES

 

● Chrome hardware
● Hand-selected alder body
● Bolt-on maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard
● 25 1/2" scale length
● Tyler '69 neck shape
● 22 medium-jumbo German-wire frets
● 1 5/8" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut
● Sealed locking tuning machines (16:1 turn ratio)
● Fully adjustable Tyler-designed tremolo bridge
● L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system
● Alnico bridge humbucker (69) and/or vintage-style single-coil pickups wound to Tyler's specs
● Master Volume and Tone knobs

 

● Model and Alt Tune knobs
● 5-way selector switch
● Made in the United States
● Assembled by a veteran luthier
● VDI (Variax ® Digital Interface for integration with Line 6 Helix ® family, POD ® HD family, Firehawk ® family, and limited compatibility with other legacy Line 6 products
● Two lithium-ion batteries (for up to 24 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, plush-lined G&G hard-shell case
● Additional battery, charger, and cable kit available separately

 
 

MEET THE MASTER
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMES TYLER

As the founder of James Tyler Guitars, master luthier James Tyler has helped put an unprecedented array of tones in the hands of professional and enthusiast guitarists alike. Captivated by guitars at an early age, James Tyler opened his first repair shop in Reseda, California in 1980, and quickly gained high-profile fans including Michael Landau, Neil Stubenhaus, Buzz Feiten and many more. The following decades brought a collection of stunningly creative guitars and basses, outrageous finishes, lauded pickups and a growing roster of loyal artists. Every project reflected his lifelong quest to create the perfect guitar and electronics package to deliver amazing tone—which made him the ideal partner for James Tyler Variax guitars.

   
 
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