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Fender G-5-BLK

Stratocaster Powered by Roland COSM Technology

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Roland and Fender team up on the G-5 V-Guitar 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.

Stratocaster with VG engine:

Born through a combination of Roland's latest guitar modeling technology and Fender's traditional Stratocaster, the G-5 is a guitar overflowing with creative possibilities. With COSM guitar modeling onboard, the G-5 lets you create custom instruments virtually, including different guitar body shapes, pickup types, and tunings. COSM is what allows this guitar to reproduce the sounds of a Telecaster in perfect detail, or humbucker pickups, or acoustic guitars. COSM can also take you to creative places never imagined, into sonic realms that have been impossible to reach with traditional electric guitars.

Divided pickup dramatically enhances expression:

In addition to normal Stratocaster pickups, this model comes with divided pickup that realizes new possibilities for guitar. This pickup transmits signals from each string individually, and is capable of accurately capturing performance information for each individual string. In addition to capturing the performance techniques and nuances characteristic of guitars, such as bending, vibrato, and hammering, the divided pickup also enables an entirely new level of performance through COSM.

From traditional guitar sounds to the unimagined:

The G-5 comes with five different modes: Normal Stratocaster, Modeled Stratocaster, Telecaster, Humbucking Pickups, and Acoustic. With its five-way switch, you can create tonal variations with different pickup combinations from any of these modes. In addition, the G-5 enables tonal options that are not available on traditional electric guitars, including Wide Range (which gives you a fat tone while maintaining the wide range of single coil pickups) and Bright Humbucker (that delivers highs that cut through while maintaining the rich mids and lows hat are characteristic of humbuckers). You can also enjoy the sounds of Jazz Guitar and Electric Sitar in acoustic mode, all from a single guitar!

Instantly retune to alternative tunings:

The G-5's Tuning function lets you instantly retune to alternative tunings such as Drop D, Open G, D modal, and Baritone at the turn of a knob. You can switch to a variety of alternative tunings without touching the tuning pegs or switching to another guitar, keeping your string tensions unchanged. A 12-string guitar mode is also provided, which you can use with both acoustic and electric guitar sounds.

G-5 Tone List:


What's In The Box?

  1. (1) Owner's Manual
  2. (1) Owner's Manual for Fender® Guitars
  3. (1) Tremolo Arm
  4. (1) Hexagonal Wrench
  5. (4) Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)
  6. (1) Special Gig Bag
  7. (1) G-5-BLK V-Guitar

Product Features:

  • Fender G-5-BLK V-Guitar Stratocaster®
  • 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
  • Also available in 3-Tone Sunburst
  • Also found as: Roland G-5, Fender G-5, g5blk, Roland G5, Fender G5
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Specifications:

Color Variations:

  • Type 1 (G-5-BLK):
    • Body Color: Black
    • Neck: 1-piece Maple neck
  • Type 2 (G-5-3TS):
    • Body Color: 3-Tone Sunburst
    • Neck: Rosewood (Fingerboard) on Maple

Common Specifications:

  • Body: Alder
  • Neck:
    • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    • Backshape: Modern "C" shape
    • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    • Number of Frets: 22
    • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: Single Coil type x3, Divided type x1
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Controls:
    • MODE knob: 5 types
      • N... Normal (non-modeling mode)
      • S... Modeled Stratocaster
      • T... Modeled Telecaster
      • H... Modeled Humbucking Pickups
      • A... Modeled Acoustic Guitar
    • TUNING knob: 6 types
      • N... Normal tuning
      • D... Drop D
      • G... Open G
      • d... D Modal
      • B... Baritone
      • 12... 12 String Guitar
    • TONE Control knob
    • VOLUME knob
    • 5-Way switch
  • Indicator: Power indicator
  • Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
  • Output Impedance: 2 k ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 20 k ohms or greater
  • Connector: Guitar Jack (1/4" phone type)
  • Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
  • Current Draw: 230 mA (DC 6 V)
  • Expected Battery Life (continuous use):
    • Alkaline battery: 6 hours
    • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: 9 hours
    • * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. (3.8 kg)

Body

Body Style
The overall shape of the guitar's body.
Stratocaster
Body Composition
The species of wood or material the guitar is comprised of.
Alder
Color
The color of the guitar's body.
Black
Finish
The finish to the guitar's body.

Neck

Neck Design
Neck Design is the way in which the neck is manufactured standard being the most basic, quartersawn is a technique that produces the tightest straightest grain of wood yielding a straighter stronger neck.   It is the same technique used in baseball bat manufacturing.
Standard
Neck Composition
The species of wood or material the neck is comprised of.
Neck Shape
The shape in which the neck conforms to the player's hand.
C
Fretboard Composition
The species of wood or material the Fretboard on the guitar's neck is comprised of.
Maple
Scale Length
The distance from the nut to the bridge of the guitar.
25-1/2"
Number of Frets
The number of frets on the neck of the guitar.
22
Fretboard Radius
The fretboard radius is a measurement of the curvature of the fretboard from side to side with the fretboard representing a segment of a circle.   The fretboard radius is the radius of that circle.  The smaller the circle the more dramatic the curvature of the fretboard, the larger the circle the flatter the fretboard.
9-1/2"
Joint
The portion of the guitar where the neck meets the body.
Inlay
The often decorative adornment on the fretboard used to designate fret position.
Nut Composition
The material of which the nut is comprised.

Hardware

Hardware Color
The composition or plating of the hardware.
Bridge
The style of apparatus used to attach the strings to the body of the guitar.
Machine Heads/Tuners
The style of devices found on the guitar's headstalk used to tune the guitar.
Pick Guard
The style and material the pick guard is comprised of.

Electronics

Pickup Configuration
The arrangement of pickups on the guitar from bridge to neck. "S" refers to a Single Coil. "H" refers to humbucker.
Controls
The configuration of tone and volume knobs on the guitar.
Pickup Selector
The configuration of the pickup selector. Starting from the bridge to the guitar neck, there are 3-way and 5-way configurations. 3-way refers to position 1 bridge, position 2 middle, and position 3 neck. 5-way refers to position 1 bridge, position 2 bridge + middle, Position 3 middle, position 4 middle + neck, and position 5 neck. The configurations can vary per model and are often customizable.
5-way Toggle

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Product Summary

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Model Number

G-5-BLK

UPC

885978177585

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

g5blk

Internal Product ID

45571

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