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 […]

Variax Workbench Software

We decided to hang on to the Virtual Capo video for the moment, to spread the news that every James Tyler Variax® digital modeling guitar will be shipping with Variax® Workbench™ software! Variax Workbench is your virtual custom shop. Choose from famous guitar bodies, pickups, pickup placement, tone and volume controls, and tweak away until […]

The Alt Tune Knob

Imagine going from a Stones tuning to a Zep tuning with the twist of a knob. Imagine having more foxy in your Foxy Lady because you are tuned to Eb without touching a tuner. Imagine playing slide guitar without lugging an extra axe. Imagine being ready to play in D because your singer is having […]

Tim Pierce on Variax Modeling Guitars

During the development of the James Tyler Variax® we met with many pro cats and power users of the first-generation Variax modeling guitar. Our goal was to hear about their experiences and find out what they thought of the new James Tyler Variax. One of those guys was Tim Pierce, a well-respected A-list session guitarist […]

James Tyler: the Man, the Myth, and the Mind Behind the Mongoose

An old James Tyler motto: “Either you know or you don’t.” It was something told to guys who would walk up to the NAMM booth and ask, “Why would I pay that much for a Tyler?” That works very well for Jim’s boutique business. But I am here to pull back the curtain and give […]