WORLD Musical Instruments and Production Guitar Number One

Just got back from Korea overseeing production of the first batch of James Tyler Variax guitars, and they are coming out great. They are being made by our Korean partner, WORLD Musical Instruments Co. Ltd.

When we set out to find the partner for our off-shore guitars, we searched the globe. I talked to people about guitars made in Eastern Europe and visited multiple factories in China and Korea. Our quest was to find a perfect partner, one that we’d be stoked to work with, and one that could deliver an instrument worthy of the James Tyler Variax logo. We found that partner in WORLD.

WORLD has been around for more than 15 years. The owner, MY Won, is a guitar player who understands that guitars are much more than just a piece of musical gear.

When I first visited the factory, you could tell that every single worker in that place knew and understood that they were holding an instrument that the buyer would play and love. You could see the care and the love all the way from the body and neck builders to the painters, to the assemblers, to the setup guys. WORLD builds guitars for many top companies all around the world because their reputation is solid and their word is bond. We are so excited to be working together.

Below is production guitar number one, a JTV-69 in Candy Apple Red. Click here for more great pictures of our first production run.

8 Responses to “ WORLD Musical Instruments and Production Guitar Number One ”

  1. digiprod Says:

    Who got the first one? I hope it was you Rich!


  2. mtrcycle Says:

    But has the first production run yet shipped?


  3. Line6Renken Says:

    We are going to frame it and have the team sign it and keep it here for posterity. :) The first shipment is on the ocean and will be set up and shipped out the week of the 27th.


  4. Goocher Says:

    Woo-hoo!!! Sigh. Cannot freakin’ wait. These guitars look so sweet.


  5. toasterdude Says:

    When I first visited the factory, you could tell that every single worker in that place knew and understood that they were holding an instrument that the buyer would play and love.

    Until the next variax comes out and the JTV is firewood? ;-) Just kidding, am patiently waiting the 2 59s I have on pre order!


  6. omarope822 Says:

    when will they arrive at the US?


  7. lindsayward Says:

    Good to hear the progress. So when can we expect to see them in shops – in Australia?


  8. hecorta Says:

    Hello. When will be able a JTV-89 with the bridge (“vibratto”) of the JTV-69???. I would buy one. Thanks.


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