Here we have a super Line 6 Variax Acoustic 700 Modeling Guitar in great all-round condition. Finished in dark burst, the top is cedar, the body & neck are mahogany, and the fingerboard & headstock veneer are rosewood. The finish is in great shape, with just a couple of very small nicks and light marks. The frets show some playwear, but there’s still tons of life in them.The guitar comes in its original gig bag, which is in excellent condition. Included are the original XPS-AB Direct Box, 9v Power Supply, and Stereo TRS 1/4″ Cable – all in mint condition. It also has the 6-AA battery holder in the body & has its manual. Its action as a guitar is superb, the neck is straight and she plays like butter, but the secret to its success lies in the electronics. The line 6 Variax Acoustic 700 is renowned for delivering a variety of great acoustic guitar sounds on stages with loud electric bands with no feedback. In addition to the included classic vintage acoustic and exotic instrument models (resophonics, banjo, mandola, shamisen, and sitar), it also provides a wide array of preset alternate tunings – including any of your own creation.
Variax Acoustic 700 Features
- Simple and intuitive Volume and Mic Position/Tone Shaping controls
- Instant access to preset and custom altered tunings
- Thin and comfortable mahogany body with spruce top
- Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and pearl snowflake position markers
- 24 medium profile frets
- 25 1/2″ scale length
- 17″ fingerboard radius
- Standard 1/4″ guitar output jack
- Digital I/O jack for Vetta™ II connectivity
- Included direct box provides power plus 1/4″ standard guitar and XLR balanced outputs
- Can also be powered by on-board batteries or Line 6’s Vetta II amplifier
- Includes custom 1/4″ TRS cable
- Custom-fitted heavy duty gig bag
- Available in Natural, Black and Sunburst finish
Variax Acoustic 700 Models based on*:
- 1941 Martin® 5-17
- 1946 Martin® 000-28
- 1960 Martin® D-21
- 1954 Gibson® J45®
- 1951 Gibson® SJ®-200
- 1933 Selmer® Maccaferri
- 1951 D’Angelico New Yorker
- 1958 Manuel Velazquez
- 1973 Guild® F412
- 1935 Stella® Auditorium
- 1939 National Reso-Phonic Style “O”
- 1937 Dobro® Model 27
- Gibson® Mastertone
- Japanese Shamisen
- Indian Sitar
Let’s start simple, and work up to the fancy stuff: Volume The center slider is also the most important. Push it toward the Model Select knob to get louder. Pretend to push it away from the Model Select knob when people ask you to turn down. Mic Position The top slider (the one furthest away from you when you hold the guitar) allows you to alter the position of the modeled microphone. Here’s a simple way to remember how it works: As you move the slider closer to the soundhole (away from the Model Select knob), the Mic Position is also getting closer to the soundhole. Some of the instruments modeled in the Variax Acoustic don’t have a soundhole, but the control will work similarly for these instruments. When the slider is close to the Model Select knob, the strings (and upper frequencies) are emphasized; when the slider is close to the soundhole, the body (and lower frequencies) are emphasized. Compressor The bottom slider allows you to change the level of compression. A compressor usually has a lot of controls to adjust, but we take care of all the complicated stuff for you. Just push the slider toward the Model Select knob for more compression, and away from the knob for less. Model Select The Model Select knob has several functions. First of all, it allows you to choose the active instrument model. Rotate the knob to choose from the 16 Variax Acoustic models. The name visible in the slot is the active model. The LED will help you see the name on dark stages, or in the closet if you are very shy. The Model Select knob also lets you engage the Instant Alternate Tuning function. With a quick press on the knob, the LED will change from green to red. Now, none of the notes are where you thought they were! To learn the method to our madness, refer to the next section, Instant Alternate Tuning. But wait, there’s more: The Model Select knob also lets you save any customizations you have carried out. More on that in the upcoming Save Our Sounds section.
INSTANT ALTERNATE TUNING:
Many guitarists, especially acoustic guitarists, play in tunings other than the familiar EADGBE. Rather than deal with the hassles of retuning during a performance or transporting multiple guitars, wouldn’t it be great to have a guitar that could retune itself automatically? We thought so too, so we included this function on the Variax Acoustic. Of course, this magic is performed on the output signal only. The physical strings are unchanged…and you’re still responsible for being in tune. For the most pleasant experience, you’ll want to have your amplified signal loud enough to drown out the sound of the physical strings. You should keep in mind that the retuning is relative to the actual strings. If you tune the actual strings of the Variax Acoustic something besides EADGBE, and apply one of the tuning presets, you’re going to get some unexpected, though not necessarily unmusical, results. A few of the models included in the Variax, like the 12 strings and exotic instruments, won’t let you retune the pitch of the strings. For these models, Alternate Tuning gives you control over other aspects of the sound. For details, see the Model Descriptions section. Engaging Alternate Tuning is simple: All it takes is a quick press on the Model Select knob. The indicator LED will change from green to red to let you know something is up. When you first engage the Alternate Tuning, you’ll hear whatever tuning we saved to that particular model. But since we know you’re going to want to change that, turn the page for the not-so-gory details.
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