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NEW VARIAX on its way (left or right handed)

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Can be with or without pickups (standard will be WITH).

 

I am having two Seymour Duncan's installed on this model but if people wanted to supply their own pickups: that's cool too.

 

Also the bridge will be replaced with something more aligned with the guitar design, the burl top will have a gloss finish and the Shuriken logo added to the headstock.

 

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Can be with or without pickups (standard will be WITH).

 

I am having two Seymour Duncan's installed on this model but if people wanted to supply there own pickups: that's cool too.

 

Also the bridge will be replaced with something more aligned with the guitar design, the burl top will have a gloss finish and the Shuriken logo added to the headstock.

 

=)

 

Oh ok, good. As much as I love the modeling, I think switching to mags should be a standard on modern Variax guitars now.

 

What guts does it use, the JTV one?

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I was ready to by a JTV-69.  Just learned today that Guitar Center will no longer carry the Variax (so I was told when ordering).  

 

So now there will be a new Variax coming out?  Did I wait too long or time this about right?

 

I have recently all but completed my rig with a HD500X, L3t, and DT25.  Need another DT and the Variax.

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Agreed, but if anyone wishes to have no pickups - this is also possible.

 

Yes, it has the latest variax brain found in jtv models. ;)

 

Are you getting it directly from Line 6? I know Parker did that before.

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Line 6 will exclusively distribute the Variax brains to Shuriken Guitars but at this stage, that is the extent of their involvement (i.e they're not manufacturing or distributing the guitars).

 

I believe there are a lot of guitarists that want a world class, high end modern guitar built for tone and playability first...with the added arsenal of Variax tech second (not the other way around). I can say with confidence that the modelled guitars (especially heavy tones) sound better because the highest quality wood is used on the guitar - you can hear it acoustically before you even plug it in. The scale of the guitar tracks the alternate tunings much better - my a/b tests with actual 7 and 8 strings render it virtually undetectable which guitar is which (other than the Shuriken actually sounds cleaner).

 

As a massive advocate of the options Variax provides: I am beyond stoked with this instrument.

 

Re: body shape: I understand it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I wanted to design something unique and in line with modern metal players - that said: if someone wants a tele, strat or more conventional shape: Shuriken Guitars is a boutique company: we can do whatever the hell we want, it's just not going to be cheap. Guitars like this are going to be in the $2500usd to $3500usd price range.

 

Charles (the luthier) says, "Would you prefer a garage full of Daewoo's....or one Ferrari". I agree with him.

 

Merry Christmas!

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Are you getting it directly from Line 6? I know Parker did that before.

The answer is...

"Variax technology provided exclusively to Shuriken Guitars by Line 6."

found here

http://line6.com/support/topic/10999-new-shuriken-variax-models/

you must have missed it clay-man because I see that you replied to the thread I linked.

I wonder why Parker is no longer including Variax tech in the newest version of the Adrian Belew Parker???

Maybe because Mr. Belew is using the Roland VG-99 with his current rig.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FlyABBB

I posted a thread a few days ago with

http://line6.com/support/topic/10938-anyone-using-d%E2%80%99addario-nyxl-on-their-jtv/

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The answer is...

"Variax technology provided exclusively to Shuriken Guitars by Line 6."

found here

http://line6.com/support/topic/10999-new-shuriken-variax-models/

you must have missed it clay-man because I see that you replied to the thread I linked.

I wonder why Parker is no longer including Variax tech in the newest version of the Adrian Belew Parker???

Maybe because Mr. Belew is using the Roland VG-99 with his current rig.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FlyABBB

I posted a thread a few days ago with

http://line6.com/support/topic/10938-anyone-using-d%E2%80%99addario-nyxl-on-their-jtv/

 

Maybe exclusive outside the James Tyler guitars. Just double checking.

That's pretty cool though, I wonder how you strike a deal like that.

 

TwelveFootNinja, good luck on your Variax, I'm for it! I can't promise I'll be purchasing it anytime myself, but I hope it opens up the Variax for people who don't want the 3 main models.

 

You ever do a maple fretboard butterscotch Tele with a strat trem and it'd be my dream guitar :P

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Twelve Foot Ninja are you affiliated with Shurikan?

 

You sound like a company spokesman but it isn't clear.

 

Great idea I guess, but the pics I've seen are some of the ugliest guitars I've ever seen.

 

What is happening to the JTV line? Is the whole dream rig discontinued?

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"Twelve Foot Ninja are you affiliated with Shurikan? You sound like a company spokesman but it isn't clear."

 

Yes. Shuriken Guitars is my brand. I am a Line 6 artist with a new line of Variax (JTV gen) equipped guitars coming out. I designed them and I play them in my band, Twelve Foot Ninja. They are made by a world class luthier in Sydney, Australia.

 

"Great idea I guess, but the pics I've seen are some of the ugliest guitars I've ever seen."

 

Thank you. My aim was to make the ugliest guitars imaginable. I considered all the guitars you've ever seen and selected the worst parts of each. I plan on doing the opposite to this as well: featuring only the best parts of all the guitars you've ever seen. Then I plan on systematically repeating this process for every guitarist on earth until I've made every guitar everyone wants . . . Or another plan I had was just to make what I like knowing there are a lot of like minded others: far less time consuming!

 

"What is happening to the JTV line? Is the whole dream rig discontinued?"

 

I am not a representative of Line 6 but I can say my guitars are in a completely different price point to JTV's. Shuriken Guitars are hand made high end guitars targeted at the modern hard rock/metal guitarist. If none of that appeals to you, I dare say you are not the target audience ;)

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We can do anything - it's a boutique guitar company.

 

Amazing, I think I might order in the future.

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