The G-5A VG Stratocaster brings you the power and versatility of Roland’s V-Guitar technology in a top-level, limited-edition instrument made in the U.S.A. Built in the Fender factory in Corona, California, the G-5A is a 100-percent authentic American Standard Stratocaster guitar, complete with a gorgeous Candy Apple Red finish and 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Enhancing the classic Strat sound and functionality are onboard Roland COSM® electronics that provide a universe of modeled electric and acoustic guitar sounds. The amazing G-5A gives you the ability to completely change your tone at a moment’s notice, with fingertip access to a library of coveted vintage instruments, plus a selection of COSM-powered “ideal performance” pickups that deliver a unique, modern edge. To top it off, alternate tunings and 12-string sounds are instantly available for any COSM guitar tone, all with a simple twist of a knob!
- Authentic American Standard Stratocaster infused with COSM technology
- Modeled instruments onboard, plus unique pickup tones such as the extended-range “Bright Humbucker” and full, bold “Wide Range” single coil
- Instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds for all COSM guitar tones
- Simple operation based on the Stratocaster design concept
- Classic Candy Apple Red finish
- 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
*The G-5A VG Stratocaster is a limited-edition model available at authorized V-Guitar Station dealers.
The World’s Most Versatile Guitar
Powered by Roland’s amazing COSM technology, the VG Stratocaster guitar gives you an entire collection of world-class tones to pick and choose from, all in the same instrument. At your fingertips are 25 pickup and instrument tones, plus alternate tunings and 12-string sounds. Take a single guitar to the gig and change tones effortlessly, instead of having to switch out instruments every time you need a different sound or tuning.
Change Your Sound in an Instant
Using the VG Stratocaster’s five-way pickup selector and Mode knob, you can access a wide range of modeled tones, including vintage Strat, Telecaster®, fat humbuckers, and even an archtop jazz box. Also onboard are unique, modern pickup sounds realized with COSM, including “Wide Range” single-coil variations and two “Bright Humbucker” options. Steel- and nylon-string acoustic tones are available as well, plus a neat, retro electric sitar sound. Of course, you can always dial up the built-in single-coil pickups and use the VG Stratocaster as a conventional guitar, bypassing the COSM section entirely.
Alternate Tunings and 12-String Sounds
Along with the great COSM instruments, the VG Stratocaster gives you the ability to change your tuning without touching the tuning keys! With any COSM tone, a quick twist of the Tuning knob lets you dial up Drop D, DADGAD, Baritone, or Open G tunings. Also available via the Tuning knob are 12-string tones, which can be applied to any COSM guitar sound.
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- Color variation type
- Body Color: Candy Apple Red
Neck: Rosewood (Fingerboard) on Maple
- Common specifications
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Backshape: Modern "C" shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Single Coil type x 3
Divided type x 1
- 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage Style Bent Steel Saddles
- MODE knob (5types)
N: Normal (non-modeling mode)
S: Modeled Stratocaster
T: Modeled Telecaster
H: Modeled Humbucking Pickups
A: Modeled Acoustic guitar
TUNING knob (6types)
N: Normal tuning
D: Drop D
G: Open G
d: D Modal
12: 12 String guitar
TONE Control knob
- Power indicator
- Nominal Output Level
- -20 dBu
- Output Impedance
- 2 k ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance
- 20 k ohms or greater
- Guitar jack (1/4" phone type)
- Power Supply
- Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
- Current Draw
- 230 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use
- Alkaline battery: 6 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: 9 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- G-5A VG Stratocaster® Owner's Manual
OWNER'S MANUAL FOR FENDER® GUITARS
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Hard shell case
- Size and Weight
- 3.8 kg
8 lbs. 7 oz.
- * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
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