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Line 6 Variax Shuriken Electric Guitar Black

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Product Price $1,399.99
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The Variax Shuriken guitar is the result of intense collaboration between Line 6 and guitarist Steve "Stevic" MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja. Featuring...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 08-01-2018

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Artist-designed signature Variax guitar with custom features and baritone scale.

The Variax Shuriken guitar is the result of intense collaboration between Line 6 and guitarist Steve "Stevic" MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja. Featuring a longer scale length, advanced Variax HD technology and an assertive body shape, Variax Shuriken is a modern guitar that delivers unique feel, crisp and precise tone, and unmatched versatility for studio and stage.

Includes gig bag.

Based on an original design by Stevic of Twelve Foot Ninja
27 in. scale length provides improved sonic response when lower physical tunings are desired
Wide range of guitar models and alternate tunings via Variax HD modeling
Custom onboard guitar model and tuning presets created by Stevic MacKay
Optimized for use with Line 6 modelers such as the HelixTM, POD HD and Firehawk families
Comes with gig bag

Variax Shuriken is available in an extremely limited production run—get yours before they sell out.


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Line 6Variax Shuriken Electric Guitar

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It Djents - Really Well

By Kage

from VA

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  • Baritone Guitar
  • Change Tuning on the Fly
  • Custom Tunings
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Helix Integration


  • May Need a Pro Set Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Line 6 Variax Shuriken Electric Guitar:

This addition puts me one shy of 20 stringed instruments in my collection. I've been playing this for a few hours now and can't seem to put it down. With all of the extra controls, it does take a little bit of digging through the software to build presets. Luckily, the Helix presets are usable out of the box. From there, I had to figure out how the Shuriken presets worked and completely switched out User IV with a custom set up for now. I'm sold on the technology. This paired with the Helix may completely replace my Axe FX 2 set up.

I'm still getting used to the 27" neck, but I love everything about it. Mine could use a better set up as the intonation is a bit off, but I expect that with every guitar. I'd be sure to pair it with a good powered monitor to get the most of your set up. I had a cheap pair entry level monitors that were pretty bad with the Helix. I picked up an Alto TS310 with the Shuriken and Helix. Overall, I'm very pleased.


Best Guitar For Versatility

By Pastor B

from Port Clinton, Oh

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Comments about Line 6 Variax Shuriken Electric Guitar:

I've been using the "dream rig" for years now (Helix, Variax and DT amp). I used to have the JTV 89F but got tired of the floyd rose. So i bought the Shuriken... Wow! This guitar has everything I could ever ask for. It feels amazing in the hands. It looks like an absolute powerhouse. And the modeling sounds are much more impressive than you would think. I did remove the stock pickup and replace it with a SD Invader. To be honest, its not completely necessary because the stock pickup is very good. Anyway, if you want one guitar that can go from drop C in high gain to E standard acoustic at the flick of a switch, then dont hesitate. You will not regret this purchase. Hope this helps!

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