Line 6 has released a the Variax Limited Edition Amethyst guitar. It is made with a special translucent-purple finish.
Featuring a translucent-purple finish over a flamed-maple veneer top, the Variax Limited Edition Amethyst guitar was selected by more than 2,000 guitarists in the Line 6 Color Sweepstakes. Each instrument features a Limited Edition insignia and numbered neck plate – plus a look that’s sure to command attention. This guitar is being produced in a limited run.
- Translucent-purple finish over a flamed-maple veneer top, with matching headstock overlay and black pickguard
- Small production run with Limited Edition badging and numbered neck plate
- Lightweight alder body with proprietary tremolo bridge
- One-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and Graph Tech neck
- Three Yamaha Alnico V single-coil pickups
- Wide range of guitar sounds and alternate tunings via Variax HD modeling
- HD guitar models based on historic Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, and other renowned vintage instruments
At the time I am writing this, the Line 6 website says that the Variax Limited Edition Amethyst guitar is “in stock”. It is priced at $899.99.
Since it first introduced the Variax guitar line over a decade ago, Line 6 has been working hard to improve the design and playability of what is often dubbed “the world’s first modeling guitar.” Line 6 took the Variax line to new heights with the JTV (James Tyler Variax) line that marked the first major upgrade to the Variax line. Now, Line 6 is taking Variax even further with the new Variax Shuriken guitar:
Featuring a longer scale length, advanced Variax HD technology and an assertive body shape, the Variax Shuriken guitar is the result of intense collaboration between Line 6, Yamaha Guitar Development, and guitarist Steve “Stevic” MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja. Designed for heavier or more technical styles of music, Variax Shuriken delivers exceptional playability, clear and tight tone—plus the unrivaled versatility that Variax HD modeling provides.
If you like to perform with heavier strings and lower tunings, Variax Shuriken features a 27” scale length that delivers optimized playability and punchier, more-precise tones. The extended scale length also works in conjunction with Variax alternative tunings—so you can play in any tuning, regardless of the tension and feel of the strings. With Variax Shuriken, you can go far beyond the range of any standard 6, 7 or even 8 string guitar.
Variax Shuriken has all of the features of previous Variax guitars, with the ability to model a number of vintage electric guitars and acoustic stringed instruments. The increased scale length of Shuriken is new to the Variax line, and should be useful to players looking to get deeper, heavier tones. Variax Shuriken has Line 6’s Variax Digital Interface (VDI) built-in, so it works seamlessly with most VDI-equipped products.
Variax Shuriken is currently available for purchase from many musical-instrument vendors with a starting price of $1399.