The world is going wireless and hands-free, and Fender felt that preventing the need for auxiliary cables and similar extras was important. Fender felt that AC would just add an unnecessary layer of complexity and discomfort. Guitarists need freedom of movement; we felt that adapters aren’t all that stage-efficient and that powered cables are cumbersome and easily misplaced. One of the most awesome advantages of the VG Stratocaster is that it uses a regular guitar cable. Like your iPod® or your cell phone, you can take it wherever you go-you just need to recharge it every so often.