2011. In this case, the revolutionary technology of Variax is housed in a piece of furniture designed by the prestigious luthier James Tyler. We have the emulations of both electric and acoustic guitars, some of them very interesting, but we also have a set of passive pickups (HSS) which can work as a conventional guitar. It has standard locking pegs. A very interesting feature is creating and storing in your memory alternative tunings without re-tuning the guitar. It is a very useful instrument first of all for live playing, especially by the simulations of acoustic guitars without changing instrument and no feedback problem, but sometimes it is interesting also in the studio mainly for the tunings. It's not a guitar for purists, but sometimes you have to be practical.