Summary: To understand the concept behind the VG Strat, you have to go back a few years to when Roland invented the concept of guitar and amp modelling. The VG Strat concept is straightforward — marry Roland's cutting-edge technology with a good, tried-and-tested Fender guitar. With the VG Strat, all the necessary electronics are discreetly hidden inside an American Standard Stratocaster, which still has its own three original single-coil pickups, as well as a Roland GK pickup. Switching to the modelling section, you can use alternate tunings or 12-string emulation. You can also choose between a warmer sounding Strat, a Telecaster, humbuckers, and an assortment of acoustic guitars. A second small knob controls the rotary switch used to select the alternative tuning options. These are Normal, Drop D, Open G, DADGAD, Baritone/Low B and a 12-string.
Body: Three-piece Ash, finished in a gloss Sunburst.
Neck: Maple with a Maple fingerboard, 25.5” scale length, 1 5/8” nut width, 22 frets, black dot inlays.
Pickups/Hardware: Three single coil pickups, Roland GK pickup, five-way pickup selector, master volume/master tone, two rotary knobs for modeling selections, Fender closed gear tuning keys.
Cosmetics: This guitar has light surface scratches on the body and a few small dings on the edge of the body. The back of the neck is clean, and the frets are in great shape. Overall, this guitar is in great shape and it plays very well.
Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.
Weight: 8.24 lbs.
Case: This guitar ships in the original hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.