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Create Custom Instruments with Variax Workbench HD

Variax Workbench™ HD is your own personal guitar custom shop—with a twist. The software takes you far beyond what’s possible in the physical realm so you can build virtually any guitar imaginable. Using the powerful and easy-to-use interface, you can mix and match a wide variety of instrument body and pickup models to define your own sound. You can also set up your guitars with Drop D, Drop C, Baritone or any other custom tuning.

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Record with Amazing HD Acoustics and Eclectics

With instant access to the world’s greatest acoustic and exotic instruments, JTV-89 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 incredible 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.

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HD Electric Guitars

When it comes to electrics, we’ve included 18 incredible instruments so you can explore everything from aggressive metal tones to classic rock, blues and more. Featuring meticulous models based on* Strat®, Les Paul® and Rickenbacker® guitars, among others, your James Tyler Variax provides instant access to the guitar tones favored by the world’s most famous players. Whether you’re performing or recording guitar, Variax gives you a huge range of sounds for all styles of music.

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Access an Arsenal of Drop Tunings—Instantly

Imagine going from Standard tuning to Drop Bb in an instant—without interrupting your recording session or sacrificing an ounce of playability. JTV-89 lets you go lower than guitars have gone before, without worrying about pitchiness or slack strings. You can mix and match any tuning with any instrument—and also create your own tunings on the fly with Virtual Capo. It’s easy to save your custom tunings, either to the open Model slot on the Alt Tune knob, or to one of the other alternate tuning slots.

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Clean Tones Without Hum

When you switch to a clean tone, hum, crackle and other noises can easily ruin a perfectly good take. With JTV-89 you can enjoy a variety of classic guitars without the distraction of noisy electronics. Thanks to Variax HD technology, every instrument in JTV-89 is free of hum—so you can enjoy great-sounding, consistent tone when the record light is on.

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Legendary Craftsmanship

Designed by master luthier James Tyler, JTV-89 is a supreme player’s instrument. The mahogany body complements a 24-fret three-piece maple neck with reversed 6-in-line headstock, super-slick Tyler Fast n' Flat profile, and a rosewood fingerboard with 25-1/2" scale length. A pair of custom alnico humbucking pickups—wound to James Tyler's specs for high output, sizzle and sustain—translates this powerhouse to the amp of your choice. It all adds up to punishing lows, searing highs and aggressive midrange.


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Precision Components

Knowing that the components of a guitar have an impact on feel and durability as well as tone, Tyler chose only the best neck, pickups, bridge, nut and tuners for JTV-89. Thanks to these premium components, JTV-89 sounds and feels as good as it looks.