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  • ok is the Variax the future of guitars?

    It looks like a heavy piece of equipment. I was told it's a modeling guitar of sort. I'm not too familiar with it. What's its other company competition if any? Or is it one of a kind at the moment? Are their prices worth it? I was looking for a lightweight guitar (under 5 pounds if possible), but if the Variax is worth looking into then I'll re-consider.

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    it's ok. a jack of all trades, master of none. fender tried to compete with it with their "VG Strat" a few years back but that was relatively short lived. i'd definitely play one before buying. 12 string mode is kind of neat for what it's worth.
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    • #3
      NO
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      • #4
        I got one a few years back, when they first came out. I don't know if they've improved them. It offers fair models, nothing spot-on. I use it now to record acoustic guitar on my home recordings. I wouldn't mind a Variax acoustic for recording if I could find one used, cheap.

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        • #5
          No.

          Variax has been around for years, and has its' fans, but a new, improved version will not set the world on fire.

          Bottom line is (which has been proven time and time and time and time and...again) that guitar players want GUITARS that are simply GUITARS.

          The future of the guitar IS the guitar.
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            It looks like a heavy piece of equipment. I was told it's a modeling guitar of sort. I'm not too familiar with it. What's its other company competition if any? Or is it one of a kind at the moment? Are their prices worth it? I was looking for a lightweight guitar (under 5 pounds if possible), but if the Variax is worth looking into then I'll re-consider.


            I don't think so. I saw one only once with a band on a dvd. Never seen someone play one live.
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            • #7
              NO


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              • #8
                No.

                Variax has been around for years, and has its' fans, but a new, improved version will not set the world on fire.

                Bottom line is (which has been proven time and time and time and time and...again) that guitar players want GUITARS that are simply GUITARS.

                The future of the guitar IS the guitar.


                You stop hitting those nails on the head right now, please.

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                • #9
                  Steve Howe was using one, at least for a while.
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                  • #10
                    I won't even get into how it sounds. I just didn't like the feel and how it played at all, so I placed it back on the wall.

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                    • #11
                      I Thought Gibson's firebird x was the revolution, that was gonna change the way we look at guitars forever?

                      Im not too keen on the variax, although i wouldn't mind one of the new tyler models, i probably woulda picked one up by now if they did one with a maple fretboard at a quarter of the price. They are waaaay overpriced imo
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                      • #12
                        No, it's not the future of guitars. It's a useful tool for some people, just as modeling amps are a useful tool for some people. But guitar players are very conservative about adopting new technology.
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                        • #13
                          Honestly, I think it is. It's definitely not there now, but in the future I see the guitar becoming more and more of an interface.

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                          • #14
                            I have one. It is fun. But it has not replaced any of my main guitars that I use.
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                            • #15
                              Honestly, I think it is. It's definitely not there now, but in the future I see the guitar becoming more and more of an interface.


                              In the 80's when synthesizers came out, people talked about how it was the future of music and the guitar was going to be history. Guitars will be here for a long while. Just like amps and tubes.
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