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Line 6 Variax, James Tyler JTV-59, MINT with Upgrades! FREE SHIPPING!
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Jul 09, 2013 19:02:06 PDT
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New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, ... Read moreabout the condition
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Line 6

Line 6 JTV-59 Variax Cherry Sunburst with Upgrades!

 Here's a close to mint condition Line 6 Variax JTV-59 with Kluson / Tonepros locking tuners, Earvana nut & Dunlop Straplocks.  

Guitar has barely been played and has absolutely zero issues.  Beautiful book-matched flamed maple top. Recently upgraded to version 1.82 on Line 6 website.  Everything works as new and sounds great.  The Kluson / Tonepros locking tuners ($89.00) definitely keep tuning stability rock solid and the Earvana compensated nut ($85.00 installed) makes the instrument in-tune over the entire fretboard.  If you've read a bit about these models you may have seen the discussions about problems with the guitar playing in tune in the open positions on the neck and I will attest that this guitar did the same when I purchased it new last year. I couldn't get the neck to play in tune everywhere and it was pretty ugly.  Either I would have to tune it for open chord positions or for playing through the rest of the range of the fretboard. The Earvana has completely solved this issue with the guitar playing/sounding in tune over the entire neck. 

Includes Line 6 Workbench USB adapter and cable, Li-Ion battery,and switching power supply, quality Line 6 Gigbag AND a 20' Line 6 Digital Variax Cable ($38.00) for connection to the POD HD series of modelers (HD300,HD400 & HD500)!

Be sure and check my feedback and bid with confidence AND please feel free to ask questions!


I reserve the right to cancel any bids from excessively low or negative feedback bidders to save myself from pain.

Sorry, but NO International sales.


The JTV-59 James TylerVariax Modeling Electric Guitar offers an innovative design and boutiqueplaying experience courtesy of master luthier James Tyler, and theworld's most advanced guitar modeling technology from the people whoinvented it, Line 6. Plug this guitar into any amp and hear all the models, allthe tunings, and both acoustic and electric tones you've ever wanted. No moredragging around multiple acoustics and electrics to gigs or recording studios.Variax gives you an endless variety of sounds from classic acoustic andelectric tones all the way to sitar and banjo, all in one instrument.

The JTV features a beautiful arched flame maple top, mahogany back, and a setmahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard. A contoured heel makes reaching theupper frets a breeze. The JTV-59 is loaded with a pair custom-wound humbuckersdesigned by James Tyler. (Wound to Tyler's specs). Controls include a 3-waytoggle pickup selector switch, a master volume & tones. A rotary modelselector dials the 25 virtual guitars plus sitar, banjo, and resonator guitartones. Pressing the Model knob switches between models and magnetic pickups Arotary alt tuning selector lets you pick from 12 alternate tunings. The fullyadjustable Tyler Custom stoptail bridge is fitted with an L.R. Baggs RadianceHex piezo pickup system for sweet acoustic guitar tones. A Graph Tech BlackTUSQ XL nut keeps the strings from gripping and sticking. Comes standard with adurable, padded gig bag with a stitched Line 6 logo and 2 pockets big enoughfor all your gig essentials.

Dual-core Processor 
Dual-core processor delivers 4 times the punch. This new chip is smaller,faster, and more powerful allowing; fuller, clearer models of guitar bodies andpickups; all models to have alternate tunings ; improved alternate tuningpurity and speed; provide alternate tuning customization; improved modes ofoperation and editing. The JVT sounds and responds surprisingly more like atraditional guitar.

Variax Workbench Software 
Variax Workbench software is a virtual custom shop. This free software, whichcan be downloaded from the Line-6 web site, lets you create custom models onyour computer and upload them to your JTV-59 via its built-in USB port. Choosefrom famous guitar bodies, pickups, pickup placement, tone and volume controls,and tweak away until you've designed the guitar of your dreams – withoutchoking on sawdust! 

This combination USB interface and software package for James Tyler Variaxguitars allows you to see and hear the physical changes to your custom guitarin real-time. Ever wonder what a single-coil pickup would sound like on ahollow-body guitar tuned an octave down? Probably not. That's because it wasn'ta reality – until now.

The Alt Tune Knob 
Each James Tyler Variax modeling guitar has a dedicated Alt Tune knob. This knobhas 12 settings, including two labeled "Model" and"Standard." Set to "Model," the Alt Tune knob lets youaccess the alternate tunings you created using Variax Workbench virtual guitarworkbench software. These tunings are stored on your Variax's Model knob. Setto "Standard," the Alt Tune knob overrides saved tunings to set everymodel to standard "E-to-E" tuning. The Alt Tune knob's remaining 10settings are the most commonly used tunings found in the popular genres of theday. 

The Virtual capo feature lets you easily transpose any song to the key thatsuits your vocalist. And you can adjust your tuning on the fly without havingto do on "Workbench" software. 

Battery powered DSP 
A proprietary lithium-ion battery delivers at least 12 hours of continuousperformance. A 4-LED battery life meter lets you know how much rocking time youhave left. Rolling down the volume knob when not playing will automatically putthe DSP to sleep and helps maximize battery life. So even with your cable stillplugged in, you will not be using battery power. DSP wakes up instantly whenyou turn the volume back up. The JTV-59 functions as a standard electric guitarwhether the battery installed or not.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.


  • Variax models based on:
  • 1960 Fender Telecaster Custom
  • 1968 Fender Telecaster
  • 1968 Fender Telecaster Thinline
  • 1959 Fender Stratocaster
  • 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • 1952 Gibson Les Paul "Goldtop"
  • 1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom (3 PU)
  • 1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior
  • 1976 Gibson Firebird V
  • 1955 Gibson Les Paul Special
  • 1959 Gretsch 6120
  • 1956 Gretsch Silver Jet
  • 1968 Rickenbacker 360
  • 1966 Rickenbacker 360-12
  • 1961 Gibson ES-335
  • 1967 Epiphone Casino
  • 1957 Gibson ES-175
  • 1953 Gibson Super 400
  • 1959 Martin D-28
  • 1970 Martin D 12-28
  • 1967 Martin O-18
  • 1966 Guild F212
  • 1995 Gibson J-200
  • 1935 Dobro Alumilite
  • Danelectro 3021
  • Coral Dano Electric Sitar
  • Gibson Mastertone Banjo
  • 1928 National Style 2 "Tricone"
  • Alternate tunings for JTV-59:
  • DROP D: D A D G B E
  • 1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
  • DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
  • 1 DOWN: D G C F A D
  • OPEN D: D A D F# A D
  • BLUES G: D G D G B D
  • RESO G: G B D G B D
  • OPEN A: E A C# E A E

JTV-59 Variax Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Top: flamed maple
  • Back: mahogany
  • Neck: mahogany set neck
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Scale length: 24-9/16"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickups: 2 custom designed PAF style humbucking pickups
  • Bridge: fully adjustable Tyler Custom stoptail bridge with L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system
  • Tuners: Custom tuners
  • Binding: maple
  • Case: padded gig bag (Made by G & G)
  • Included: Workbench USB adapter, Li-Ion battery, and switching power supply
  • Workbench software downloadable for free from Line 6



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