The Variax Shuriken guitar is the result of intense collaboration between Line 6 and guitarist Steve ‘Stevic’ MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja. Featuring a longer scale length, advanced Variax HD technology and an assertive body shape, Variax Shuriken is a modern guitar that delivers unique feel, crisp and precise tone, and unmatched versatility for studio and stage.
Line 6 Variax Shuriken HD Modeling Baritone Guitar Features
- Based on an original design by Stevic of Twelve Foot Ninja
- 27 inch scale length provides improved sonic response when lower physical tunings are desired
- Wide range of guitar models and alternate tunings via Variax HD modeling
- Custom onboard guitar model and tuning presets created by Stevic MacKay
- Optimized for use with Line 6 modelers such as the Helix, POD HD and Firehawk families
- Available in an extremely limited production run—get yours before they sell out!
Featuring a longer scale length, advanced Variax HD technology and an assertive body shape, the Variax Shuriken guitar is the result of intense collaboration between Line 6, Yamaha Guitar Development, and guitarist Steve ‘Stevic’ MacKay of Twelve Foot Ninja. Designed for heavier or more technical styles of music, Variax Shuriken delivers exceptional playability, clear and tight tone—plus the unrivaled versatility that Variax HD modeling provides.
Heavier, deeper and more precise tones
If you like to perform with heavier strings and lower tunings, Variax Shuriken features a 27 inch scale length that delivers optimized playability and punchier, more-precise tones. The extended scale length also works in conjunction with Variax alternative tunings—so you can play in any tuning, regardless of the tension and feel of the strings. With Variax Shuriken, you can go far beyond the range of any standard 6, 7 or even 8 string guitar.
Custom models and tuning presets
Like all guitars in the Variax family, Variax Shuriken gives guitarists instant access to a wide range of guitar models and alternate tunings via Variax HD modeling technology. Instrument models and alternate tunings can be accessed with a simple twist of a knob. Variax Shuriken also features custom guitar model and tuning presets created by Stevic MacKay.
Take your tone even further
Variax Shuriken can be incorporated into any guitar rig, but is uniquely optimized for use with Line 6 modelers and multi-effects, including the Helix, POD HD and Firehawk families. Create special presets that allow you to change amp, effect, and guitar models, as well as guitar tunings, all on the fly with the touch of a switch.