Roland Announces the G-5A VG Stratocaster
Los Angeles, CA (January 21, 2013) -- 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.
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.
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.
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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