Roland G-5 VG Stratocaster Electric Guitar


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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
  • 22-fret neck with medium jumbo frets
  • American inline tuning keys


MODE Knob:
  • N: Normal (non-modeling mode)
  • S: Modeled Stratocaster
  • T: Modeled Telecaster
  • H: Modeled Humbucking Pickups
  • A: Modeled Acoustic guitar

  • 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

  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C" shape
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: Single Coil type x3, Divided type x1
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Indicator: Power indicator
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 2 k ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 20 k ohms or greater
  • Connector: 1/4" jack
  • 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 under continuous use: Alkaline battery: 6 hours Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: 9 hours (* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use).
  • Includes: Owner’s Manual, Tremolo Arm, Hexagonal wrench, Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, Special gig bag

Get your Roland G-5 VG Stratocaster Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Gig Bag
  • Tremolo Arm
  • Hexagonal Wrench
  • Alkaline Battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • Owner's Manual


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A Great Multitasking Guitar


from Bryan, TX

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  • American Tuners
  • Beautiful Sunburst Finish
  • excellent craftsmanship
  • Excellent tone
  • Fast neck easy playabil
  • Good Intonation


  • No hardshell case

Best Uses

  • Replaces multiple instrum

Comments about Roland G-5 VG Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I got an excellent deal on this guitar at the Sam Ash San Antonio store from a great guy named Roland. This guitar can replace multiple guitars at a gig or performance. My favorite tunings are the 12 string and Drop D. The Tele & Strat modes are good, humbuckers sound decent, but the acoustic models seem weak or tinty. It's great that you have a good playing Strat when not in the modeling modes. If batteries die, you can still play the Strat guitar in normal electric guitar uses. This guitar is very good for what it is designed to do, model guitars & guitar tunings. It's not made to drive a synth, so don't buy this model expecting it to do so.

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G-5 VG Stratocaster Electric Guitar

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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