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Fender VG Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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      Fender VG Stratocaster Electric Guitar (512881)
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Combines Fender guitar know-how with Roland technology for a versatile and innovative guitar.

You no longer need to choose between a virtual guitar and a real guitar. The Fender VG Stratocaster is both—everything you'd expect from a Fender Strat, and a whole lot more!

Lurking beneath its classic Strat exterior are 37 sounds based on Strat, Tele, humbucker Strat and acoustic, as well as 6 tunings, but the aesthetic and cosmetic of the Strat remains intact. Even better, the VG Stratocaster delivers level, balanced tone and volume across all these remarkable functions, so that you won't need to continually readjust amp settings with each change in guitar sound.

No unique hardware necessary to use the VG Strat guitar: no special 13-pin or USB cables, no power supply or input box. It plugs in and plays like any electric guitar. All you'll notice visually are 2 additional knobs on the VG Strat's pickguard, plus a small LED and an inconspicuous Roland® GK bridge pickup. The 2 additional knobs are a Mode Control knob and a Tuning Function knob.

The Mode Control Knob between a Virtual version of the Ash bodied Strat (for use of the tuning function), a virtual Telecaster, virtual 2-humbucker Strat, and an assortment of 5 acoustics, from Dreadnought to Resonator. The 5-way blade switch switches you between sounds in the modeling modes just like on a regular guitar.

Tune function rotary control lets you choose between Normal — regular tuning, Drop D, Open G, DADGAD, Baritone/Low B, and 12 string. The tuning function does not work in Normal mode when circuit is bypassed. Tuning function is also relative — if you tune down to E flat, all of these tunings will transpose down a half step. Since guitarists don't have to turn a single tuning key, a major benefit of all these instant tuning changes is that the string tension remains the same and the guitar itself feels the same.

Fender's VG Stratocaster is the result of a 10-year research and design partnership between Fender and music technology pioneer Roland Corporation. The VG's development followed a commitment to "The Complex Art of Keeping It Simple." Developers spent time and great effort working out intricate details so that you can just plug in and play. Their goal: a balance of usability and tech — the more functionality added to an instrument, the more complex it becomes. Fender kept it pared down so it could really be used in a live setting. They stayed with Fender sounds — Strat®, Tele®, Humbucking pickups and acoustics.
No unique hardware is necessary to use the VG Strat guitar: no special 13-pin or USB cables, no power supply or input box. It plugs in and plays like any electric guitar, and no phonebook sized manual is necessary — it is built for 5 minute mastery, and is easy to use and understand.

The VG Stratocaster is an American Series Strat featuring the classic sleek, contoured body shape, 3 American Series single-coil pickups with five-position switching, a maple neck with a maple or rosewood fingerboard, a synchronized tremolo bridge, a 3-ply parchment pickguard and chrome hardware,

Fender VG Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • American Series Strat®
    Ash body
    Maple neck
    Maple or Rosewood Fretboard
    3 single-coil pickups
    3-ply parchment pickguard
    Chrome hardware
    Master Volume
    Master Tone

    New Mode function 5 way Rotary Selector
    Virtual Ash bodied Strat (for use of tuning function)
    Virtual Telecaster
    Virtual Two-Humbucker Strat
    An assortment of 5 acoustics, from Dreadnought to Resonator
    5-way blade switch

    Tune function rotary control
    Normal — regular tuning
    Drop D
    Open G
    DADGAD
    Baritone/Low B
    12 string




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  • Save your money, and buy it!

    As reviewed by Justin Andrew on 9/20/2007

    I would just like to take a minute to give a shout out to Fender for making the best gear money can buy. I?ve been using Fender guitars and amps on stage and in the studio for 10 years now. As for the VG Strat, it?s the ultimate stage guitar. I hate lugging around multiple guitars or messing around without changing tunings. Now I can change guitars, or tunings with the turn of a knob. Plus it's in American Strat, what more can you ask for? It took me all of 10 minutes of playing it to know I could'nt settle on anything less. If you want to hear the VG Stratocaster, and G-DEC 30 in action. Go to my page (myspace.com/justinandrewmcelrath) and listen to ?The Season?. Later, justin

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • AWESOME

    As reviewed by Luca Calzoni on 3/20/2008

    This is the best guitar i have ever used, it is very useable just for playing at home or for playing on stage, turn the knob and your on drop d perfect for stage to play different songs without having to change tuning. The overall sound is fabulous, this should of come out before ! well worth buying

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Aint worth the money

    As reviewed by jemman09 on 6/18/2007

    I have played many of the fender strats and I do not like them, i would much rather have an ibenez that neck is skinnier & the neck on the the fender if fat & short with little room between the strings so if you would wanna bend the string when you relese you will get extra noise that is unwanted. DONT BUY TIS GUITAR. ITS NOT WORTH ALL THE MONEY. IF YOU WANT A GOOD GUITAR INVEST ON AN IBENEZ OR A GIBSON.

    5 of 69 people found this review helpful.
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