Guitar Redefined: Announcing the James Tyler Variax
James Tyler Variax is the first truly advanced guitar of the 21st century, and its story is as deep and colorful as a flame-top finish.
Welcome to the opening post of TylerVariax.com, your portal to all things JTV. Over the coming months you’ll be privy to production information that most guitar companies would rather keep secret. But we’re not like most guitar companies, and this is no ordinary guitar.
What makes a JTV a JTV? Simple: an innovative design and boutique playing experience courtesy of master luthier James Tyler, and the world’s most advanced guitar modeling technology from the people who invented it, Line 6.
What went into making a JTV? Not so simple: tons of component choices, aesthetic choices, engineering hours, advances in modeling technology, design revisions, late nights, deadlines, arguments, battles with LA traffic, and much, much more.
If you are attending Musikmesse 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany, you may be able to see or even play some of the guitars we are previewing from our pilot run. If not, don’t worry, this blog will cover those guitars and much more. Plus, we’ll be tweeting from around the show. Don’t miss a thing!
Team JTV is gearing up to tell its story in obsessive detail. Make sure to bookmark this page, add it to your RSS feed, and check back often to hear from the people in the trenches, and from the artists who are forever grateful. Look out for videos, photos, words, and whatever else they can dig up to tell the story of the most important modeling guitar we’ve ever made.
Next post: Who is James Tyler? Join the ranks of Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Warren DeMartini, Prince, and more in getting to know the man, the myth, and the mind behind the Mongoose.