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Line 6 Variax Acoustic 700 - $850

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condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Line 6
model name / number: Variax 700
Selling in this condition for over $1000 on Reverb. Selling this one for $850
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Acoustic Variax 700 is a complete guitar, rather than a system relying on add-on pickups. It is a shallow-body instrument with the look and feel of a steel-strung acoustic guitar, but it's designed to have less natural body resonance so as to help avoid feedback problems in live performance. The design brief was to produce an instrument that not only offered a choice of sounds, but that could also be recorded or DI'd into a PA system to produce better results than a conventional acoustic guitar fitted with pickups. Indeed, the aim seems to have been to get as close to the miked sound of the real thing as possible.
The guitar has an attractive natural-finish cedar top with a fixed mahogany neck and a more-or-less-solid mahogany body which has chambers machined into it rather than using a conventional acoustic construction. Looking through the soundhole shows that the cavity beneath it isn't much bigger than the soundhole itself. I can't say what other cavities there are without sawing the guitar in half, and I don't think Line 6 would appreciate that! A headstock reminiscent of the solid-body model houses acoustic-style tuning machines, and a cutaway provides good access to the upper frets of the 24-fret, 25.5-inch-scale neck, which has a 17-inch radius fingerboard and cross-shaped marker inlays. The setup of the guitar was fairly good straight out of the box, though, as is so often the case with new guitars, the nut slots could do with being cut deeper to really optimise the action.
Variax Acoustic 700 comes with its own DI/power-supply box, which provides both quarter-inch jack and balanced XLR outputs that can be fed into an acoustic guitar combo, a PA mixer, or a recording system.

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