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James Tyler Variax JTV-69

Retro-inspired 60’s-style double cutaway
James Tyler Variax JTV69 Colours
Inspired by the first successful solid-body electric guitars, JTV-69 is a supreme player’s machine with unprecedented tone-crafting potential.

The finely crafted instrument wraps itself around the very latest Variax technology to excite your fingers, your ears and your imagination.


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JTV-69
James Tyler Variax® by Line 6 is the first truly advanced guitar of the 21st century. The finely crafted instrument wraps itself around the very latest Variax technology to excite your fingers, your ears and your imagination.

Variax Features

Alt Tuning
25 Guitars / 11 Tunings
At a twist of its simple and intuitive selector knob, JTV-59 transforms its tone with 25 award-winning electric and acoustic guitar models, giving you a virtual guitar collection to rival the gear rack of any top studio.
Variax Work bench
Variax Workbench
It's like having all the greatest pickups, controls & bodies of your greatest guitar collection; all at your instant disposal. Customize your guitar until you've come up with that sound that is truly unique.
James Tyler
Designed by James Tyler
Each guitar was personally designed by the renowned guitar builder - James Tyler. With perfection in mind, this new breed of Variax guitars, is truely an instrument for the 21st century guitarist.

Tyler Variax JTV-69 Models
All models include Gig-bag, Li-Ion battery for 12 hours of play time, power adapter, Variax Workbench USB adaptor and Workbench software.
JTV-69 Black James Tyler JTV-69 Black
Model SKU: 99-230-0105
Tyler Variax - JTV-69 Black - Buy
JTV-69 3 Tone Sunburst James Tyler JTV-69 3 Tone Sunburst
Model SKU: 99-233-0105
Tyler Variax - JTV-69 3 Tone Sunburst - Buy
JTV-69 Candy Apple Red James Tyler JTV-69 Candy Apple Red
Model SKU: 99-232-0105
Tyler Variax - JTV-69 Candy Apple Red - Buy
JTV-69 Lake Placid Blue James Tyler JTV-69 Lake Placid Blue
Model SKU: 99-235-0105
Tyler Variax - JTV-69 Lake Placid Blue - Buy

The JTV-69 Instrument
60 years ago, modern music was transformed by the advent of the electric guitar. This revolutionary new instrument proved to be incredibly expressive, and allowed players to connect to their music and their audiences in powerful ways. As music evolved, traditional electric guitars clung to the past - but others provided broader palates of sounds.
  • Alder body
  • Solid maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Tyler '59 neck shape
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Dot inlays
  • 1-5/8" Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL nut
  • Sealed locking tuners with efficient 16:1 turn ratio
  • Chrome hardware
  • Fully adjustable Tyler Custom Tremolo bridge with 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
  • Single volume and tone controls, 5-way switch
  • Carefully monitored manufacturing standards
  • High-quality local set-up and inspection
  • Includes quality padded gig bag


The Variax® technology
  • 25 award-winning Variax® guitar models inspired by classic vintage electric and acoustic guitars
  • 11 programmable alternate tunings featuring our Virtual Capo™ system on a dedicated knob
  • Polyphonic L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex piezo pickup system for ultra reliability
  • Variax® Workbench™ Software allows each model to be customized to your unique taste (Mac/PC)
  • VDI (Variax® Digital Interface) connection to Line 6 POD® xt, POD® X3, or Vetta™ II guitar amplifier, enabling dual channel processing and guitar model selection integration with POD® presets
  • Includes one Li-Ion battery for 12 hours of play time, and international wall-socket charger, and Variax Workbench USB adaptor




25 Guitars / 11 Tunings
60 years ago, modern music was transformed by the advent of the electric guitar. This revolutionary new instrument proved to be incredibly expressive, and allowed players to connect to their music and their audiences in powerful ways. As music evolved, traditional electric guitars clung to the past - but others provided broader palates of sounds.

In 2002, Line 6 launched Variax® modeling guitars. These groundbreaking instruments offered guitarists an unprecedented range of tones based on the most desirable electric and acoustic guitars on the planet. To develop the latest evolution of Variax guitars, Line 6 partnered with legendary luthier James Tyler to craft an exceptional instrument and the perfect delivery system for Variax technology.




Award-winning Variax guitar modeling technology
Line 6 set the goal posts for digital guitar modeling, and the latest evolution of this technology gives the James Tyler Variax® JTV-69 unprecedented tone-crafting potential.

At a twist of its simple and intuitive selector knob, JTV-69 transforms its tone with 25 award-winning electric and acoustic guitar models, giving you a virtual guitar collection to rival the gear rack of any top studio. Need to roll from country twang 'n' spank to thick bluesy wail to resonator-style shimmer and chime in the course of the same song? The JTV-69US takes you there and beyond, instantly.

Each model offers nuance-perfect tone inspired by the most desired vintage acoustic and electric guitars, and it does so with more accuracy and tonal purity than ever before (thanks to the ultra-sensitive and more reliable new L.R. Baggs Radiance Hex (polyphonic) piezo pickups loaded into the bridge saddles of JTV-69).

*25 guitar 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"


Top-flight guitar design
Designed from the ground up by one of the world's foremost luthiers, and manufactured in one of the world's best-respected guitar plants, JTV-69 is a cutting-edge performance tool.

Designed in the tradition of the classic 25-1/2" scale bolt-neck, three-pickup solidbody (but updated for today's demanding player), JTV-69 is made from a body crafted from solid alder, with a maple neck carved to a comfortably rounded Tyler '59 profile and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. This time-tested design yields the bright, percussive snap and bite for which Fender's style guitars have been famed for 60 years, with plenty of bluesy warmth when required.

To further increase its versatility, the three-pickup format is expanded with a PAF-style humbucker in the bridge that has been designed to complement the single-coil early '60s Strat® style pickups in the neck and middle positions (all loaded with alnico magnets and wound to James Tyler's specs).

Completing the package is a brand-new James Tyler Custom Tremolo bridge (engineered for increased resonance and improved tuning stability over vintage units) that gives you access to the smooth vibrato action that is a big part of this breed of guitar.



*All product names used herein are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6's sound model development. Fender, Telecaster, Stratocaster and Guild are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Gibson, Les Paul, ES, Dobro and Epiphone are registered trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corp. Gretsch is a registered trademark of Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises, Ltd. Rickenbacker is a registered trademark of Rickenbacker International Corporation. Martin is a registered trademark of Dreadnought, Inc. Danelectro and Dano are registered trademarks of Evets Corporation. National is a registered trademark of Kaman Music Corporation.
Line 6, POD and Variax are trademarks of Line 6, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. JTV, Vetta, Virtual Capo and Workbench are trademarks of Line 6, Inc. James Tyler is a registered trademark of James Tyler, used under license. All rights reserved.