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60 years ago, the advent of the electric guitar allowed players to connect to their music and their audiences in powerful new ways. As music evolved, traditional electric guitars clung to the past while others provided broader palates of sounds. James Tyler Variax modeling guitars are revolutionary instruments that offer guitarists unprecedented ranges of tones based on history's most desirable electric and acoustic guitars. Featuring instrument designs by legendary luthier James Tyler and guitar modeling by modeling pioneers Line 6, James Tyler Variax guitars are turning guitar history on its ear.JTV-59 is built along the lines of the archetypal singlecut, set-neck, 24-9/16" scale-length guitar and it employs the tonewoods that made the format legendary since the 1950s.Optimum playability is ensured by the smooth, rounded Tyler '59 neck profile and comfortably contoured neck heel. The efficient tuners and James Tyler Custom stoptail bridge keep it all rock-solid and resonant.The alnico humbucking pickups are wound to James Tyler's specs. They are inspired by classic PAFs but they feature a little extra punch in the bridge position.JTV-59 guitars are carefully constructed to exacting standards at one of the world's most respected guitar factories. Upon arrival at its region of sale, each instrument undergoes a high-quality, multi-point setup and inspection.