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Hi everybody,

I wanna buy a VARIAX JTV69. I've seen a used one on Reverb website, the seller says it's a 2010.

 

Is there a difference between an old JTV69 and a brand new model ?

 

Thanks all for your replies,

 

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No there is no difference.

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All JTV models are HD and work with Workbench HD,  not the original Variax Workbench program.

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" The old model was HD too ? " --- Once it is updated to Flash v2.00 or higher, it is.

-What silverhead said.

-Bridge and bridge posts are different from the 2010, 2nd and 3rd generation bridges have smoother Tremolo functions.

-2012, there was a minor revision to the main board for better data communications during updates.

A nip and tuck, here and there, as it were.

 

2010 would have a serial number W10xxxxxx.  If you have a link, I can better evaluate from the photo. 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, psarkissian said:

" The old model was HD too ? " --- Once it is updated to Flash v2.00 or higher, it is.

-What silverhead said.

-Bridge and bridge posts are different from the 2010, 2nd and 3rd generation bridges have smoother Tremolo functions.

-2012, there was a minor revision to the main board for better data communications during updates.

A nip and tuck, here and there, as it were.

 

2010 would have a serial number W10xxxxxx.  If you have a link, I can better evaluate from the photo. 

 

 

Thanks for your help !

Here are some pictures.

 

 

Screenshot_20210514-121625_Reverb.jpg

Screenshot_20210514-121633_Reverb.jpg

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An early one with a 2nd generation bridge on it, good. Some got the bridge upgrade for those who wanted it.

Tremolo cover is early, no screw driver access slot for adjusting the tremolo, so the cover had to be taken off.

The slotted ones came in mid 2011.

 

And before I forget,... there was an update adjustment to the fret edge spec in later units.

With a full serial number I can check service history on it.

 

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psarkissian,

 

You seem to know a lot about Variax guitars...

The guy is asking $1041 for his Variax JTV 69 (2010), do you think this is a good price ?

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Yes, if it's as good as it looks.

I have some from that era (2010-2012). Yes, I know a lot about JTV, Standard and Shurikens,... I'm the guy at Line 6 that services them.

 

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21 hours ago, Rooster1956 said:

psarkissian,

 

You seem to know a lot about Variax guitars...

The guy is asking $1041 for his Variax JTV 69 (2010), do you think this is a good price ?

 

 

It's a little much for an 11 year old instrument if you ask me, given that a brand new one can be had for $1200. Hell, I paid $999 for a new one in 2013...

 

 

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/JTV69SEOW--line-6-jtv-69s-variax-olympic-white-with-ebony-fingerboard

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As a matter of fact, cruisinon2, the amount asked was in CAD, in USD it's 824+ shipping...

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No service record here. 2012 number with a non slotted tremolo cover, odd. Did he have the neck swapped out at some point?

A 2010 guitar with a 2012 heads stock number suggests a neck swap. Since I do most of those, it would be interesting to find

out who did it for him,... if a swap was done.

 

Sometimes a neck swap is done when someone wears the frets down to the nubs, and the head-stock number would be

different as well.

 

 

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