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#1 lvska1

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 05:50 PM

I've been using my JTV-69 with the dream setup for over a year and I couldn't be happier. I'm interested in trading it in and going for the big time with a US model but there is really not much information about options or timelines and availability. I would really like to get a JTV-89F-US because I am starting to fall in love with the floyd rose system. I also love the lace deathbucker pickup and it would be awesome to have it in the guitar as a stand alone humbucker. I can't even find a place to buy the 89F-US version and it would be cool if they did custom orders, especially for the price that the US models are going for. I really love my JTV-69 though and I guess I'll just keep a lookout. If anyone has a contact with the people in the Line6 custom shop that would be awesome.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:10 PM

sweetwater always has USA jtvs listed: http://www.sweetwate...sb=popular&pn=2

they could probably order something they dont have as well.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:07 AM

Well, there isn't really a Line 6 custom shop. It's not like ordering a guitar from a typical custom shop where you can choose exactly everything you want. They do have more options available as far as finishes, woods, and neck finish (although, I don't think they offer anything but a rosewood fretboard on the 89F). So, unfortunately, if you'd want a different pickup installed, it's something you'd have to do on your own.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:27 AM

JJRshop has a 50% off blowout sale on US JTV-69 right now.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:46 AM

all the us ones i saw there were full price.

was surprised to see that they offer the older models still!

300/700 acoustics, and the 300/600/700 standard variaxes...

all at pretty much standard street price from when they were newly released.


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#6 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

Based on the quality of my Korean JTV69S I don't know why anyone would fork out the $$ for the US model.  The electronics will be the same.  Not sure what you get for the much bigger $$.


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#7 dbaudrate

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:53 AM

Better, more consistent wood.  More attention to detail.  A little less "mass produced". 

 

I think the variation in quality would be less in the US guitars.  Whereas, with a Korean model, your guitar may have been perfect, there's someone out there that got a real lemon. 

 

In my case, I don't think any US guitars would have shipped with a model knob that needs paper stuffed up in it so that it doesn't slide down the shaft, making it unusable.  Or a volume knob that was so loose that you could wobble it an 1/8in.


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#8 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:48 PM

I have no idea how much more consistent they are but you can take the trouble to find a good Korean one and by two or three for the price of one US one.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:14 PM

I'm *really* good with the JTV-89F I have at the moment.

 

I have no idea what "Better, more consistent wood.  More attention to detail.  A little less 'mass produced'" really means. The wood on mine is very consistent, attention to detail looks fine, and I think that every guitar on the planet has a certain number of actions that have to be done by hand anyway. I know there are different tuners on the US version.

 

What I would want wouldn't be available anyway. I could dig neck-through construction for a bit less clunky (though it's not bad at all) neck/body transition. I could like an ebony fretboard, though this particularly one has the smoothest rosewood I've ever tried. I wouldn't mind an alternate inlay style. Wouldn't mind an optional top wood or a different finish color. Wouldn't mind stainless frets. Wouldn't mind if they'd loaded in the standard set of alt tunings instead of the "Drop Deathmetal" list.  

 

But honestly, I'd rather be able to buy another two or three of these than to have "better, more consistent wood. More attention to detail. A little less mass produced" anyway.  Whatever that is, it probably can't make it play or sound better than it does now.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:49 PM

all the us ones i saw there were full price.


I think you have to register for their newsletter to see the blowout price. I got a 705 bass from them for $499 when they where discontinued so it's worth it to sign up.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:40 AM

 

 

all the us ones i saw there were full price.

 

 

JRR Shop has US JTV Variaxs  - most around $1999

 

Must have account

http://blowout.jrrshop.com/restricted/

 

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:46 AM

That's a GREAT price!

1000-1500$ off.

 

JRR Shop has US JTV Variaxs at $1999

 

Must have account

http://blowout.jrrshop.com/restricted/


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:27 AM

This Might explain some of these deep discounts 

 

http://line6.com/press/releases/1520


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:29 AM

nice conspiracy theory.. but it doesn't say that Line6 is going away or shutting down.... just new owners.

 

This Might explain some of these deep discounts 

 

http://line6.com/press/releases/1520


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:32 PM

i hope for all of us they hold true to this statement

 

"Under the terms of the agreement, Yamaha will operate Line 6 as a wholly owned subsidiary to fully realize the compelling opportunities for the two brands with Line 6’s operations continuing as before and its management team remaining in place."

 

 

I have the utmost respect for Line6 employees and Line6 Customer service - and hope this means an influx of operating capital 

 

 

 

Line 6 to be Acquired by Yamaha Corporation

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Yamaha Corporation’s acquisition of Line 6, Inc. creates a powerful force to drive innovation and inspire musicians.

CALABASAS, CA – 20.Dec 2013 - Yamaha Corporation and Line 6, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement for Yamaha to acquire Line 6, a leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians. The acquisition expands Yamaha’s portfolio of modeling guitar processing products as well as pro-audio equipment, and offers new and exciting opportunities for accelerated growth for both companies.

Line 6 products have been at the cutting edge of digital audio development for musicians and audio professionals since the company pioneered the digital modeling guitar amplifier in 1996. Line 6 continues to deliver innovation and excellence across its industry-leading portfolio, including POD® multi-effect processors, digital effects, guitar amplifiers, modeling guitars, a range of professional instrument and microphone digital wireless systems, digital live sound mixers, speakers, as well as iOS interfaces.

Under the terms of the agreement, Yamaha will operate Line 6 as a wholly owned subsidiary to fully realize the compelling opportunities for the two brands with Line 6’s operations continuing as before and its management team remaining in place.

“I am very happy that Line 6, which has been creating innovative products and creating new market opportunities consistently over its history, will become a member of the Yamaha group. We look forward to accelerating our growth strategy by pursuing the beneficial effects from both companies and by utilizing Line 6’s core brand power centered on guitarists that is so highly regarded worldwide as well as its unique technology, planning and development capabilities” said Mr. Takuya Nakata, President of Yamaha Corporation.

“For over 30 years of developing products, and even further back to my earliest memories as a developing musician, Yamaha has been the brand for which I have always had the most respect,” said Line 6 co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Marcus Ryle. “Yamaha has consistently set the standard in our industry for quality and innovation, and I am very proud for Line 6 to now be a part of this incredible legacy.” "Yamaha’s acquisition of Line 6 will help accelerate the realization of our vision to drive innovation for musicians across the globe,” said Line 6 CEO and President Paul Foeckler. “We’re proud that Yamaha recognizes the innovation and value in our people, IP and processes and we’re excited about the opportunities ahead to expand our reach”

Outline of agreement

  1. Based on the resolutions adopted by the Line 6 board of directors on December 19 and the Yamaha board of directors on December 20, a definitive agreement has been executed regarding the acquisition of all of the capital stock of Line 6.
  2. Yamaha will acquire all of the capital stock of Line 6 owned by the founders, venture funds and employees.
  3. The transaction is expected to be completed during January 2014 after receipt of customary regulatory approvals.

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as financial advisor to Line 6, Inc. and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Line 6, Inc.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:21 PM

This could be a good thing.  Yamaha has far more resources than Line6 so maybe this will help Line6 do more.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:23 PM

I think the time to get a REAL Tyler Variax is right now. For $1999 it's a no brainer. Who knows what will happen in January?


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

Let's hope Line 6 doesn't abandon the current Variax owners like Yamaha did with their mLan products.

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