Fender Roland G-5 VG Stratocaster User Manual
The V-Guitar is a new instrument that fuses a traditional Fender
The G-5 VG Stratocaster® can be used not only as a conventional Stratocaster
, but also allows
you to play a wide range of sounds using COSM technology such as those of humbucking
pickups or an acoustic guitar, simply by turning a single knob.
You can also instantly switch to an alternate tuning or the sound of a 12-string guitar without
touching the tuning pegs, allowing a single V-Guitar G-5 to fulfill the roles of multiple guitars.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” (p. 11) and “IMPORTANT
NOTES” (p. 14). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit.
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your
new unit, Owner’s Manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a
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What is the COSM?
Technology that simulates existing physical structures, materials, and the like using
different, virtual means is called “modeling technology.” COSM (Composite Object Sound
Modeling) is a technical innovation from Roland that combines a number of such sound-
modeling technologies to create new and unique sounds.