The Shuriken Variax SR270 guitar resulted from a collaboration between Shuriken Guitars, Line 6, and Yamaha Guitar Development. It is a modern, high-quality instrument featuring a unique body shape with contoured edges, a 27 inch. scale length, an Indian ebony fretboard, a Line 6 mid-gain humbucker, and all of the sonic versatility provided by Variax HD technology. The Shuriken Variax SR270 comes with a Shuriken premium padded gig bag. Performing with lowered tunings typically involves playing either a guitar with more than six strings or a baritone guitar. While the Shuriken Variax SR270 guitar's longer scale length will feel familiar to most down-tuned players, Variax technology enables them to access a variety of alternate tunings without physically changing the tuning of the guitar and while using standard-gauge strings. The Shuriken Variax SR270 also allows guitarists to venture beyond the ranges of conventional 6-, 7-, or even 8-string guitars. Like all guitars equipped with Variax HD technology, the Shuriken Variax SR270 provides immediate access to a wide range of guitar models and alternate tunings simply by twisting a knob - and custom guitar models and alternate tunings may be saved as presets using the free Workbench HD application.