G-5 (Sunburst)

VG Stratocaster

G-5 (Sunburst): VG Stratocaster

Stratocaster Powered by Roland COSM Technology


Roland rewrote guitar-tech history with the debut of COSM technology, which first appeared on the pioneering VG-8 guitar-modelling system. Today, the new G-5 infuses a coveted Fender Stratocaster with advanced features realised by Roland’s COSM technology. In addition to offering all classic Stratocaster sounds and functionality, the G-5 provides a new world of electric and acoustic guitar tones recreated by COSM — including instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds for all COSM guitar tones! The G-5 also offers a built-in library of coveted modelled pickup tones, and, thanks to COSM technology, also enables unique “ideal-performance” pickups, such as a humbucker with ultra-wide tone and a single coil with full, bold tone.
  • Classic Stratocaster infused with COSM technology
  • Modelled pickups onboard, including unique pickups such as ultra-wide humbucker (“Bright Humbucker”) and full, bold single coil (“Wide Range”)
  • Instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds through COSM guitar tones
  • Simple and easy operation based on the Stratocaster design concept

Classic Strat, New Horizons

Since pioneering the GR-500 guitar synth in 1977, Roland has been dedicated to developing the ultimate electronic guitar. A perpetual and continuous quest for the next-generation guitar led to electric-guitar giant Fender®. Now, collaborating with Fender, Roland proudly introduces a new era of electronic guitar: V-Guitar!

V-Guitar Models explained:

The ‘M’ knob: Modelling


5 way pickup selection as normal.


5 way pickup as below

Positions 2,3,4 act as normal bridge/both/neck operation

Position 1 Wide range bridge

Position 5 Wide Range neck


5 way pickup as below

Positions 2,3,4 act as normal bridge/both/neck operation

Position 1 Wide range bridge

Position 5 Wide Range neck


Positions 2,3,4 act as humbucker bridge/both/neck operation

Position 1 Bright humbucker bridge

Position 5 Bright humbucker neck


Positions 1,2,3,4: Tone knob controls reverb level.

Position 1: Steel String Acoustic

Position 2: Resonator

Position 3: Nylon strung acoustic

Position 4: Electric Sitar

Position 5: Jazz Box (Normal Tone Control)

‘T’ Knob: Tuning control

N: Normal

D: Drop D

G: Open G

d: D Modal (DADGAD)

B: Baritone

12: 12 String guitar

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Color variations
Type 1 (G-5-BLK)
Body Color: Black
Neck:1-piece Maple neck
Type 2 (G-5-3TS)
Body Color:3-Tone Sunburst
Neck: Rosewood (Fingerboard) on Maple
Common specifications
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
Backshape: Modern "C" shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8cm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Single Coil type x3, Divided type x1
Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
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
B: Baritone
12: 12-string guitar

TONE Control knob, VOLUME knob, 5-Way switch
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, or
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Current Draw
230 mA (DC 6 V)
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-5 VG Stratocaster(R) Owner’s Manual, OWNER’S MANUAL FOR FENDER(R) GUITARS, Tremolo Arm, Hexagonal wrench, Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, Special gig bag
Size and Weight
3.8 kg
8 lbs. 7 oz.
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.



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