Some guitar players can get by playing just one guitar for an entire gig. But most of us need (and want) a variety of tones during the course of a show. That’s where today’s Guitar of the Day comes in; the Roland G-5 VG Stratocaster. With the versatile G-5 VG Strat, you can cover nearly any conceivable guitar sound — and more!
To begin, the Roland G-5 is a real Fender Stratocaster with the traditional alder body, maple neck (with modern C-shape and 22 medium-jumbo frets), and a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Three single-coil pickups and the Synchronized tremolo tailpiece complete the vintage Strat vibe. Without going beyond the traditional Strat features, you’ve already got a gig- or studio-ready ax that can cover a lot of ground.
But engage the two extra controls at the bottom of the pickguard, and you open up an entirely new world of tones! Using Roland’s astounding COSM technology, you can call up the sounds of humbuckers, steel-string acoustics, 12-string guitar, even a sitar — whatever type of guitar you need, you can dial it up. But it doesn’t stop there, you can also instantly dial up altered tunings, drop tunings, and more, all without having to stop and retune your guitar. It’s an instant rack full of guitars, in a variety of tunings…all in one single instrument.