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NAMM 2013: Roland announces limited-edition VG Stratocaster

Jory Mackay
NAMM 2013: Roland announces limited-edition VG Stratocaster

The all-new G-5A combines Roland's V-Guitar technology with a candy apple red, limited-edition US-made Fender Stratocaster.

Made in Fender’s factory in Corona, California, the G-5A is a 100-per cent authentic American Standard Stratocaster, with a 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. The guitar is powered by Roland’s COSM technology so it can sound like a number of other guitars as well as switch tunings instantly.

Roland’s COSM technology gives you the option to choose from 25 pickup and instrument tones, plus alternate tunings and 12-string sounds. 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 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.

The VG Stratocaster also lets you change your tuning on the fly, and 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.

For more information on the G-5A and all of Roland's new products, visit the launch site here.

All of Roland's new products will be available to view at the Winter NAMM show at Level 3 302A main stand.


Tags: Fender , Roland , stratocaster , NAMM 2013 , VG Stratocaster

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