Line 6 Announces New James Tyler Variax Guitars
New offerings give guitarists more sonic and aesthetic options
RUGBY, UK—24th September 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.
The single-cutaway, set-neck JTV-59P features two P-90 soapbar pickups for a classic look and vintage tone that is ideal for classic edge-of-breakup blues, modern rock and more. JTV-59 is available in Gold Top or Black.
A nod to the traditional format, JTV-69S features an SSS pickup configuration complete with three vintage-voiced single-coil pickups that are loaded with alnico magnets and wound to James Tyler’s specs. JTV-69S is available in Three-tone Sunburst, Black, Shoreline Gold or Olympic White.
“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.”
James Tyler Variax is the only guitar that can sound like an entire collection of vintage instruments. By combining industry-leading Line 6 digital modeling with boutique-style craftsmanship, each James Tyler Variax delivers 29 amazing instruments: 28 models plus the sound of a beautifully crafted electric guitar. Now, the new James Tyler Variax family provides even more tonal and aesthetic options.
Line 6 also offers a US Custom Series version of each new body style. By delicately balancing cutting-edge manufacturing technology with painstaking hand craftsmanship, the US Custom Series team creates instruments of incomparable beauty and feel.
About Line 6, Inc.
Line 6 has been at the cutting edge of digital audio product development for musicians and audio professionals since the company pioneered the digital modeling guitar amplifier in 1996. Before the Line 6 brand was formed in the mid-‘90s, co-founders Marcus Ryle and Michel Doidic were principal developers for the Alesis® ADAT®, the digital multi-track recorder that revolutionized the recording industry. Today, Line 6 produces a wide variety of hardware and software products including POD® multi-effect processors, POD Farm® software plug-ins, Spider® guitar amps, a range of professional instrument and microphone digital wireless systems, digital live sound mixers, and speakers, as well as the Mobile In™ premium digital guitar interface and Mobile Keys™ keyboards for Apple iOS devices. For more information, visit line6.com.