NAMM 2012: Fender VG Stratocaster & GK-Ready Stratocaster

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FEATURES

Since pioneering the GR-500 guitar synth in 1977, Roland has been dedicated to developing the ultimate electronic guitar. A perpetual and continuous quest for the next-generation guitar led to electric-guitar giant Fender®. Now, collaborating with Fender, Roland proudly introduces a new era of electronic guitar: V-Guitar!

G-5 VG-Stratocaster
Roland rewrote guitar-tech history with the debut of COSM technology, which first appeared on the pioneering VG-8 guitar-modeling system. Today, the new G-5 infuses a coveted Fender Stratocaster with advanced features realized by Roland’s COSM technology. In addition to offering all classic Stratocaster sounds and functionality, the G-5 provides a new world of electric and acoustic guitar tones recreated by COSM — including instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds for all COSM guitar tones! The G-5 also offers a built-in library of coveted modeled pickup tones, and, thanks to COSM technology, also enables unique “ideal-performance” pickups, such as a humbucker with ultra-wide tone and a single coil with full, bold tone.

Classic Stratocaster infused with COSM technology
Modeled pickups onboard, including unique pickups such as ultra-wide humbucker (“Bright Humbucker”) and full, bold single coil (“Wide Range”)
Instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds through COSM guitar tones
Simple and easy operation based on the Stratocaster design concept

GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster
The complete functions of the Roland GK-3 are perfectly and beautifully embedded in the authentic Fender Stratocaster, letting you drive the GR-55, VG-99, and other 13-pin compatible gear. As well as its futuristic functionality, it also provides classic Fender Stratocaster sound and feel.

Equipped with GK hex-divided pickup, 13-pin connector, and all controls to drive the GR-55 and VG-99
Controls are compatible with the GK-3
Simple and easy operation based on the Stratocaster design concept