The Ultimate Recording Guitar—with Variax HD
James Tyler® Variax® is the only guitar in the world that can sound like an entire collection of vintage instruments. No more dragging multiple guitars to recording sessions. Thanks to Variax HD technology, each instrument inside the JTV-59P guitar offers exceptional sonic detail plus organic feel and response—allowing you to capture a wide range of classic tones in pristine sound quality.
JTV-59P also eliminates many common recording challenges: Stay in the creative flow instead of finding, tuning and acclimating to the feel of a new instrument. Track acoustic guitars with ease. Switch between alternate tunings on the fly. Banish pickup noise from your recordings forever. Find inspiration in the collection of eclectic instruments. It's the guitar you've always wanted in the studio.
Create Custom Instruments with Variax Workbench HD
Record with Amazing HD Acoustics and Eclectics
With instant access to of the world’s greatest acoustic and exotic instruments, JTV-59P ensures you’ll always get a great acoustic guitar sound in the studio. Each HD model delivers the tone of a professionally miked instrument in breathtaking depth and detail, capturing the subtle nuances of string vibration through the soundboard and the tonewoods of the original guitar body. It’s never been easier to record pristine acoustic takes—without setting up mics, preamps and EQ, or worrying about a barking dog or nearby lawnmower.
HD Electric Guitars
Access Alternate Tunings—Instantly
Record Without Hum
Designed by master luthier James Tyler, JTV-59P is a supreme player’s instrument. The innovative design features a mahogany body with a carved maple top, and a 22-fret mahogany set neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The two P-90 soapbar pickups give JTV-59P a classic look, while the vintage tone is versatile enough for everything from classic edge-of-breakup blues sounds to modern rock and beyond. From the body and neck to pickups and electronics, each James Tyler Variax guitar is built to exacting specifications—ensuring exceptional tone and playability.
The Dream Rig
Individually, the JTV-59P guitar, DT25™ or DT50™ amplifier and POD® HD500 multi-effect processor are powerful sonic tools. Collectively, they form the ultimate integrated Dream Rig—and provide limitless sonic possibilities. With the press of a single footswitch, you can change sounds, routing, instruments, effects and tuning—instantly transforming your setup into virtually any rig.