Is the James Tyler Variax/Variax Standard/Shuriken guitar still manufactured? No, it is no longer manufactured. Despite this, retailers may still have units in inventory over time.   Why is it no longer manufactured? Typically, as with many companies, the decision to end the manufacture of any YGG product is based on one or more of these factors: a lack of market demand, a planned successor product, or because the parts to manufacture it are no longer available.   W