Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax Electric Guitar (Lake Placid Blue)

Code: GJ69LPB2
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  • RRP £1,099.00
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Body & Bridge

  • Colour: Lake Placid Blue
  • Body: Alder
  • Bridge: Fully adjustable Tyler-designed tremolo bridge

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Bolt on solid Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 25-1/2"
  • Neck shape: Tyler '59
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut: 1-5/8" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating nut

Pickups and Hardware:

  • Tuners: Sealed locking/staggered tuners (16:1 turn ratio)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickups:
    • L. R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system
    • Alnico bridge humbucker and vintage-style neck and middle single-coil pickups wound to Tyler's specs
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume and Tone knobs
    • Model and Alt Tune knobs for easily accessing 28 vintage instrument sounds and 11 alternate tunings
    • 5-way selector switch
  • Compatibility: VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) for integration with Line 6 POD HD500 and POD HD PRO, and limited compatibility with POD® xt, POD® X3, Vetta™ II amplifier and other legacy Line 6 products
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery (12 hours of play time) and international wall charger (also functions as standard electric guitar without batteries)
  • Software: Variax Workbench™ software and USB interface


  • Includes high-quality padded gig bag

Finely Crafted Guitar

Inspired by the classic 25-1/2" scale, bolt on neck, three pickup solid body guitar, the JTV-69 features an alder body, a 22 fret Maple neck carved to a comfortable, rounded Tyler '59 profile and a Rosewood fingerboard. This archetypal design yields the bright, percussive snap and bite that characterises this kind of guitar, with plenty of bluesy warmth when needed.

Master luthier, James Tyler, has crafted this guitar with a number of features designed to help you sound your best. The neck shape is designed for easy playability and the neck joint provides absolute access to the upper frets. The pickups have been designed by Tyler himself with the humbucker in the bridge complementing the vintage-style single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions. They're all loaded with alnico magnets and wound to Tyler's precise specifications.The custom Tremolo bridge is designed for superior tuning stability and smooth vibrato action as is the premium guitar nut. The long lasting, rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers at least 12 hours of play and LED indicators let you know how long you have left. When you're not using the guitar, simply roll down the volume and the electronics will go to sleep to save power. The pickup bypass function means you can always use the guitar without batteries too.

29 Instruments in One

The Line 6 digital modelling technology which has made their amps famous can now be found in their guitars. James Tyler Variax guitars combine this technology with boutique style craftsmanship and deliver 28 vintage instrument models, from classic acoustic through to sitar and banjo, on top of the impressive sound of the James Tyler designed guitar itself. If you're a gigging musicians with a varied set list or a musicians looking to experiment and record a varied set of guitar sounds this is undoubtedly easier than lugging tons of different instruments around with you.

18 Vintage Electric Guitar Models

Whether you're into blues, rock or country you're sure to find a tone to suit within the 18 instruments in the James Tyler Variax. These Line 6 guitars capture the nuances of each instrument which have been carefully modelled and the Volume and Tone controls will behave the same for you as on the original guitars.

To see the full list of included guitar models on the Line 6 JTV-69 James Tyler Variax Guitar please download the PDF below.

10 Acoustic and World Instruments

as well as classic electric tones the great thing about the JTV-69 is that you can also experiment with eclectic acoustic and world instruments including 6 or 12 string acoustics and dobro, sitar, banjo and Tricone models.

To see the full list of the JTV-69 acoustic tones please download the PDF below.

Alternate Tunings

Perfect for gigs, the JTV-69 can go from alternate tunings instantly with the switch of a knob. There are 11 alternate tunings which can be mixed and matched with any of the instrument profiles. Virtual Capo also allows you to create your own tunings and save them to the open slot or over existing models.

To see the full list of alternate tunings on this Variax guitar please download the PDF.

Variax Workbench

The Variax Workbench software acts as your personal custom shop where the only limit is your imagination. Mix and match the 28 instrument body models with any of the 17 pickup models to create unique guitar tones or reinvent the classics. Fine tune each model or tweak the tuning then load your custom instruments into your JTV-69 and access easily with the knobs. New firmware is regularly released by Line 6 so you guitars will always be up to date - simply check over at

The Dream Rig

On its own the JTV-69 is a powerful tool. However, if you are looking for a complete rig the DT25 or DT50 amp and the POD HD500 multi effects pedal are the perfect partners. This set up offers limitless sonic possibilities allowing you to change instruments, routing, sounds, effects and tuning all with the press of a single footswitch - perfect for the professional gigging musician.

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