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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 09-25-2018

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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.

  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: C standard
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 27 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 13.78 in.
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot Offset
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. TUSQ
  • Configuration: H
  • Neck:
  • Middle:
  • Bridge: Mid-gain humbucker
  • Brand: Line 6
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Variax modeling system
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone, model select, tuning select
  • Pickup switch: 5-way Bank selector
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: China
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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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