G-5A

VG Stratocaster®

G-5A
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V-Guitar Versatility in an American-Made Strat

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!

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.

Color variation type
G-5A-CAR
Body Color: Candy Apple Red
Neck: Rosewood (Fingerboard) on Maple
G-5A-CARM
Body Color: Candy Apple Red
Neck: 1-piece Maple neck
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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