Roland and Fender has announced the immediate availability of G-5. Combining Roland’s COSM modeling with Fender’s classic Stratocaster guitar, the G-5 VG Stratocaster gives players instant alternate tunings, a wide selection of electric, acoustic and 12-string guitar models, and more – all easily accessible with standard controls on the front of the instrument.
In 2007, the two legendary companies joined forces to create the VG Stratocaster guitar, the first instrument to blend Roland’s digital technologies with Fender’s iconic solid-body guitar. The G-5 represents the next generation in this important partnership, which aims to enhance and expand the potential of the guitar through the seamless integration of familiar, world-class instrument design and latest digital processing.
Inside the G-5 is Roland’s groundbreaking COSM guitar modeling, the same tone technology found in the VG-99 V-Guitar System and GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer. Driven by an inconspicuously mounted GK-3 Divided Pickup, the onboard COSM engine gives the player a world of different guitar sounds including unique “ideal-performance” pickups, such as a humbucker with ultra-wide range and a single coil with full, bold tone at their fingertips, available simply by adjusting the familiar Stratocaster knobs and 5-way pickup selector switch. (sentence is long, can we break up?)
The 20 sounds onboard the G-5 VG Strat include Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster®, humbucking, 12-string, acoustic models, and cutting-edge unique sounds, plus five alternate tunings. A Mode Control knob selects one of five distinct modeling modes, while the Tuning Control knob allows players to apply alternate tunings such as open G, drop D, baritone, and others to any currently selected model. In addition, a digital reverb effect is available when an acoustic model is selected.
As an instrument, the G-5 VG Stratocaster is an authentic Fender Stratocaster guitar through and through. It features a solid contoured body, 22-fret maple neck (with rosewood or maple fingerboard), three American Strat® single-coil pickups with 5-way switching, a synchronized tremolo bridge, a 3-ply pickguard, American inline tuners and chrome hardware. The G-5 is 100% a real Strat® guitar, with the same legendary sound and feel that players have loved for over 50 years.
The G-5 VG Stratocaster gives players a single, versatile guitar that can cover any musical style and playing situation.
The G-5 VG Stratocaster is available in a classic three-tone sunburst finish with a rosewood fingerboard, or a black finish with a maple fingerboard.
V-Guitar The G-5 VG Stratocaster Specs
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
# 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: 5 types
# N: Normal (non-modeling mode)
# S: Modeled Stratocaster
# T: Modeled Telecaster
# H: Modeled Humbucking Pickups
# A: Modeled Acoustic guitar
Tuning knob: 6 types
# 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, 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 or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: 9 hours
Accessories: G-5 VG Stratocaster(R) Owner’s Manual, Owners manual for Fender’s Guitar, Tremolo Arm, Hexagonal wrench, Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, Special gig bag
The price is around $ 1300. More details you can find on the product page on official site.