G-5A (Rosewood Fingerboard)

VG Stratocaster®

G-5A (Rosewood Fingerboard): VG Stratocaster®

V-Guitar technology in a candy apple red, limited-edition US-made Fender Strat

Features

The Roland VG Stratocaster is now available in a limited-edition candy apple red finish. Made in Fender’s factory in Corona, California, the G-5A is a 100-percent authentic American Standard Stratocaster, with a 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. It’s also powered by Roland’s COSM technology so it can sound like a number of other guitars – and you can even switch guitars and tunings instantly, so you don’t need to bring five different guitars to each gig.

From Baritone Humbuckers to DADGAD Telecasters - instantly

No more grasping for a different guitar in the middle of your set. The G-5A lets you instantly change your tone, with fingertip access to a collection of coveted vintage guitars, plus a selection of COSM-powered “ideal performance” pickups for a unique, modern edge. Finally, alternate tunings and 12-string sounds are instantly available for any modelled guitar tone, all with a simple twist of a knob!

  • Authentic American Standard Stratocaster infused with COSM technology
  • Modelled guitars, plus unique pickup tones including the extended-range “Bright Humbucker” and a full, bold “Wide Range” single coil
  • Instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds for all COSM guitar tones
  • Familiar and simple to use: it’s a Fender Stratocaster
  • Beautiful candy apple red finish
  • 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
All your favourite guitars in one

Powered by Roland’s COSM technology, the VG Stratocaster guitar gives you a collection of world-class tones to play, all in the same instrument. Choose from 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 guitar instantly

Using the five-way pickup selector and Mode knob, you can play a wide range of modelled guitars, including vintage Strat, Telecaster®, fat humbuckers, and even an archtop jazz box. You also get unique, modern pickup sounds available only with COSM, including “Wide Range” single-coil variations and two “Bright Humbucker” options. Both steel and nylon-string acoustic tones are available, plus a retro electric sitar sound. Of course, you can always select the classic Strat pickups as well and just use the G-5A as a conventional American Strat!

Change your tuning in under a second

Along with the great COSM guitars, the VG Stratocaster lets you change your tuning without touching the tuning keys! A quick twist of the tuning knob selects 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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Specs

Color variation type
G-5A
Body Color: Candy Apple Red Neck: Rosewood (Fingerboard) on Maple
Common specifications
Body
Alder
Neck
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
Pickups
Single Coil type x 3 Divided type x 1
Bridge
2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage Style Bent Steel Saddles
Controls
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
Indicator
Power indicator
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
2 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
20 k ohms or greater
Connector
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.
Accessories
G-5A VG Stratocaster® Owner's Manual OWNER'S MANUAL FOR FENDER® GUITARS Tremolo arm Hexagonal wrench Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4 Hard shell case Strap Cable Polishing cloth
Size and Weight
Weight
3.8 kg
8 lbs. 7 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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