just thought I would chime in with my experience of owning the variax standard for 1 day.
gear I already had before purchasing the variax is the line 6 DT25, which I use only at home, but also have used the xlr to record from the amp.
So finally got the variax standard and charged the battery. I then instantly tried the accoustic modelling once the battery had charged. I was blown away by the sound plugged direct into the DT25. I also have the pod hd500x and using the acoustic modelling with headphones sound even better, so I will have to use different amp models for acoustic.
this guitar will make an excellent studio guitar with the different models you can get, and depending on amp/pa could use the acoustic models for live play.