--Guitarists can now build custom instruments on a PC or MAC--

Agoura Hills, CA—April 6, 2006 — Line 6, inventors of digital modeling guitars and amplifiers, announced today the release of Variax Workbench 1.5. The latest version of the first interactive, virtual custom shop exclusively for Variax® Electric guitars now adds Variax® Acoustic 700 editing features. Variax Workbench 1.5 provides Variax Electric and Acoustic owners with an interactive guitar custom shop with a complete set of tools to easily create, store, and share completely customized guitars.

For Variax Electric 300, 500, 600, and 700 instruments, Variax Workbench 1.5 provides access to a comprehensive collection of pickups, controls, bodies, and alternate tunings allowing guitarists to create an instrument that is truly unique and meets musicians’ creative needs. With Variax Acoustic 700 compatibility, acoustic players can tailor their sound with alternate tunings, mic position, compressor, trim controls, and live or studio mode ambient settings. Variax Workbench 1.5 enables guitarists to fill each slot on the Variax Model knob with a custom guitar of their own creation. Plus, the built-in librarian allows users to effortlessly store, share and backup thousands of guitar models.

Variax Workbench 1.5 is a combination USB interface and software package that allows guitarists to see and hear the physical changes to their Variax guitar in real time. It is compatible with both Windows® PC and Mac® OSX computers. A software only version is also available as a free download for Vetta™ II and POD® xt Live owners.

Variax Workbench 1.5 Pricing: MSRP $139.99

About Line 6
Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a music gear manufacturer dedicated to creating music products to inspire creativity in both recording and live environments. Headquartered in Agoura Hills, California, Line 6 currently has a presence in over 60 countries worldwide with offices in California and the United Kingdom. In just under a decade, Line 6 has grown from an original team of 10 to over 200 employees. As the pioneer of digital modeling guitar amplifiers, guitars and effects, Line 6 has created award-winning products for guitarists, bass players and engineers, working both on stage and in the studio. For more information visit