[NAMM] Roland & Fender GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster
Roland and Fender announce the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster guitar as one of the V-Guitar series.
The instrument is an electric guitar that can be directly connected to the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar System.
Combining a Stratocaster guitar and a special Roland divided pickup with a 13-pin output, the GK-Ready Stratocaster GC-1 can be used with both standard guitar equipment and Roland V-Guitar category products such as the GR-55 and VG-99.
To help identify and define these products, Roland has created a new category called 'V-Guitar' that will include all the 13-pin compatible products including VG-/VB-99, GR-55 and divided pickups, as well as the VG Stratocaster and GK-Ready Stratocaster.
The GK-Ready Stratocaster GC-1 takes Fender's iconic guitar and builds in a Roland GK Divided Pickup and a 13-pin output for connecting to the Guitar Synthesizer and V-Guitar System. The instrument's control panel also includes a knob and switches that enable the player to control various functions of 13-pin compatible devices from the guitar, as well as blend the guitar's normal pickups with the GK-driven sound.
As a guitar, the GK-Ready Stratocaster GC-1 is a Fender Strat guitar. It features a solid contoured body, maple neck (with rosewood or maple fingerboard), three single-coil pickups with 5-way switching, a synchronised tremolo bridge, a 3-ply pickguard, and chrome hardware.
The GK-Ready Stratocaster GC-1 is available in a classic sunburst finish with a rosewood fingerboard, or a black finish with a maple fingerboard.
Pricing & Availability:
Distributed exclusively by Roland, the GK-Ready Stratocaster GC-1 will be available in March 2012.
Check out Roland for more details.
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