<font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">I\'ve got a Variax. Overall it\'s really quite remarkable. The electric models are dead on. The Ric 12 string electrics sound a little \"electronically transposed\", but in a track they really do work well.Any guitarists here use a Variax? Any opinions about it\'s guitar modelling capabilities? Do the acoustic guitars sound realistic?
The acoustic guitar models sound every bit as good as an acoustic recorded through a pick-up. It won\'t replace a good sounding acoustic recorded with microphones though.
Interestingly enough, the banjo is VERY convincing (and we all need a convincing banjo on a daily basis! [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] ). The resonator guitars are good as well, and the coral sitar is worth the price of admission alone.
Yes, you can tell I really like this guitar. My choice to buy it was based on the fact that a good guitar generally sells in the $1000 and up price point. If I got 2 or 3 useable sounds out of it, it would have paid for itself. I got a LOT more then 2 or 3 sounds.
And...the Variax PLAYS very nice. They really did their homework on the feel of the instrument.