Same old engine in a new body won't fix things in my opinion ...... I've 2 versions of the Variax, the old pickupless one and the newer Tyler 59 ...... both now sitting in the corner of dead things. Unreliable technology as far as I'm concerned and I'll never go down that path again.
Me too. Had a model 500 several years back. It was more of a novelty than a playable guitar. Neck was horrible. The JTVs I had - Korean and USA - weren't much better. I liked the necks but had two mainboards die.