BREAK ALL THE RULES
Go beyond the limitations of traditional guitars.
It’s been over 80 years since the invention of the traditional electric guitar, and guitarists are still dealing with the same performance limitations. Changing tunings is slow and time consuming, and the range of tones is limited. To get a variety of sounds or alternate tunings for gigs and studio sessions, guitarists need multiple guitars—which is inconvenient and expensive. Stages are small. Trunks are smaller. Less needs to do more.
Imagine if you could switch your guitar from its natural electric guitar tone to perfectly modeled versions of the world’s most coveted vintage electrics, classic acoustics and exotic instruments, all with the simple twist of a knob. Or switch up your tunings on the fly, even mid-song. Imagine the trunk space saved. Imagine the room recovered on stage. Imagine fluidly covering acoustic, electric and even a banjo break in the same song—without changing instruments. It’s all possible with Line 6 Variax. These modern instruments shatter the limitations of traditional guitars, and will spark your creativity in exciting new ways.
INCREDIBLE GUITAR TONE
Explore a collection of amazing sounds.
With the Variax family of guitars, creating your own unique sound has never been easier. Variax HD technology delivers a wide variety of classic guitar models—each with exceptional detail, feel and response. Choose from an amazing collection of vintage electrics. Or inspire your playing with rare acoustics and eclectic instruments. You can even access alternate tunings—including Open G, DADGAD, Drop D, or any other custom tuning—with the turn of a knob.
CREATE ANY GUITAR YOU CAN IMAGINE
Variax Workbench HD. Your own virtual custom shop.
Connect your Variax to a computer with an included VDI cable and Variax Workbench™ HD software gives you complete control over every element of your Variax guitar tone—so you can build the instrument of your dreams. Mix and match a wide range of body styles and pickup models to create your own unique guitar. The software takes you far beyond what’s possible in the physical realm so you can build virtually any guitar imaginable.Learn more
Now every guitarist can break the rules.
Variax Standard combines Line 6 innovation with renowned Yamaha craftsmanship to form a versatile modern instrument that shatters the limitations of traditional guitars. With a lightweight alder body, maple neck and high-performance hardware, Variax Standard delivers the build quality and playability of comparably priced guitars—plus the Variax HD magic that puts it in a class of its own.
JAMES TYLER VARIAX
Looks incredible. Sounds even better.
Amazing guitar tone. Impeccable design. Incredible playability. James Tyler Variax guitars feature everything you’d expect from a top-shelf instrument—from the premium tonewood body and rosewood fingerboard to custom pickups wound to James Tyler’s specs. The built-in Variax HD technology is completely transparent, so the aesthetics and playability of the instrument is never compromised. You can be certain your guitar will play beautifully—and sound incredible.
JAMES TYLER VARIAX US CUSTOM SERIES
A work of art worthy of hanging on your wall.
James Tyler Variax US Custom Series guitars are instruments of the highest caliber, built in the United States to the most exacting standards. Each guitar is handcrafted by experienced luthiers and built to rigorous specifications using premium tonewoods and components, forming a stunning instrument of unmatched quality and design.
THE ULTIMATE FRFR RIG
Limitless sonic possibilities.
Individually, a Variax guitar, a multi-effect processor like POD® HD500X or Firehawk FX, and StageSource® L2t or L2m loudspeaker are all powerful sonic tools. But collectively, they form the ultimate integrated full-range flat-response (FRFR) rig—and provide limitless sonic possibilities. With the press of a single footswitch, you can change sounds, routing, instruments, effects and tuning—instantly transforming your setup into virtually any rig.