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Roland G-5 VG Stratocaster - 3 Tone Sunburst Reviews

4.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • Dave Boyd
    from Philly August 20, 2015Music Background:
    Pro Singer/Entertainer/Engineer/Teacher

    Roland G-5 Strat

    As always, I get the greatest service from Aaron Smith and the guys at Sweetwater. This is actually the SECOND G-5 I bought from them, and it's even better than the last one - came set up and beautiful right out of the box.

  • Terence Weyenberg
    from Zimmerman, MN, USA January 21, 2015Music Background:
    Pro musician, home DAW

    Perfect addition to my DAW setup!

    I write and record ambient electronic music, and I was looking for something versatile. This guitar is the perfect addition to my home studio. There was a minor problem with the COSM module on my initial guitar, so I had to talk to tech support. The level of "hands on" service I received blew me away. They shipped a replacement immediately. The service both before and after the sale was stellar. I cannot speak highly enough of Sweetwater, they've earned my business for life. You won't find better service than the collection of pros at Sweetwater.

  • R. Hahn
    from Cormorant Mn. May 8, 2015Music Background:
    Old, Grizzled Rocker

    The G5 Strat

    I didn't buy this Strat because I needed it, but because it was so versatile. Oh, that and the fact the pricing had just dropped to a reasonable "why not" level. Having had a couple of weeks to get to know it, I only wish I had sprung for it before now. I could have easily done away with my baritone Jag, and trying to keep a 12 string in tune and although I didn't own a Tele, I really don't have to find one now... The short story for me is the Strat sound and the Baritone and Tele modes are enough to justify the purchase.. the fact that it does the drop tuning ( and really well too) the 12 string emulation (very good) and the acoustics (passable) modeling is a bonus also.
    The real fun with this is just sitting down and switching combinations and letting your ears tell you "oh wait, how about this... " and letting it roll.
    At this price, you couldn't buy a basic Strat and even a couple pedals.......spring for it... you won't be sorry..

  • Michael Lynch
    from Columbus, Georgia December 14, 2013Music Background:
    Guitarist - Modern and classic rock band

    Tone Machine!

    I have been playing in rock bands for over 30 years and really enjoy the many distinctly different tone variations this guitar offers. The quality of the finish is very good. I love the neck is perfect for my smaller hands. Chords great. East to switch between tone options. Battery pack is well designed - quick and easy to change batteries. The guitar was set up perfectly when it arrived at my home.
    The only drawback is that to deactivate the battery power, you must remove the input wire from the guitar. There should be a on/off switch.

  • Rex Blancett
    from SC USA July 25, 2012Music Background:
    Professional musician, arranger, musical director

    G-5 Fender/Roland Strat

    I love the guitar. I owned several of the previous Fender VG Strats and this plays equally well. Im musicsl director in a show and being able to dial up differnt guitatrs for different artist is a great feature! The only downside to the guitar is I wish it were made in America as opposed to Mexico and it deserves a full blown ATA case like other guitars that cost in the $1400-$1700.00 range.

  • Customer
    from June 12, 2015

    Completely misleading or mislead....

    The tones are weak, you can't use with the GR 55, and there is nothing particularly special about it. Don't waste your time and money on this. Definitely not worth the price or lousy tones.

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