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Roland GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster Electric Guitar, 3-Color Sunburst

Thinking of modifying your guitar with a MIDI output? Try this Fender Strat -- its built-in output feeds Roland GK 13-pin guitar processors like the GR-55. Rate and review this product
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Roland GC-1 Stratocaster 3-Color Sunburst

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
GK hex-divided pickup with 13-pin connector Layer sounds from GR-55, VG-99 and other GK gear
Synchronized tremolo Fully adjustable vintage vibrato tailpiece
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
The Roland GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster is like an electric guitar that time travelers have delivered us from the future. It's your standard Fender Strat with three single-coil pickups -- plus a hexaphonic divided pickup designed for controlling synthesizers and other MIDI devices. This MIDI pickup has a 13-pin output that feeds Roland guitar processors like the GR-55. Got a Roland guitar synth? This futuristic axe is its perfect partner.

Fender's Next GK-Ready Strat

Fender and Roland have a time-honored tradition of synth-enabled guitars, thanks to their collaborative line of GK-ready Stratocasters. These instruments combine the industry-standard Fender Stratocaster with Roland's innovative hexaphonic GK pickup. That hexaphonic, or divided, GK pickup can track each string separately (and independently of the single-coil pickups) so you can control a different synth or MIDI device with each guitar string, while overlaying normal guitar sounds.

The Best of Both Worlds

With the GC-1, you really do get the best of both worlds: a Fender Stratocaster that sounds and feels like a Strat should, and a MIDI-capable instrument that can control virtually any synth you like! Connect a Boss GP-10 to mix in professional guitar effects and analog synth sounds simultaneously. Connect a Roland GR-55 and control real analog synth effects with the low strings while strumming guitar chords on the high strings. Bridge to your favorite MIDI-enabled synth or a soft synth on your laptop and control it directly from the Strat too. What can't you do with this cool axe?

Features:

- Fender Stratocaster electric guitar with three single-coil pickups and integrated Roland GK divided pickup for controlling synths or other MIDI devices
- Designed for instruments like the Boss GP-10 and the Roland GR-55 or other GK-3 compatible devices
- Select between normal pickups, synth playback, or mix the two
- Alder Stratocaster body
- Modern C-shaped maple neck
- 25.5" scale rosewood or maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and a 9.5" fingerboard radius
- Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
- GK controls include patch up button, patch down button, and GK/guitar/mix selector switch
- Normal Stratocaster controls include guitar volume knob, tone knob, GK volume knob, and 5-way pickup selector switch for the single-coil pickups
- Includes both normal 1/4-inch guitar output and 13-pin GK output
- Tremolo arm and gig bag included

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Color variations

Type 1 (GC-1-BLK)
- Body Color: Black
- Neck:1-piece Maple neck
Type 2 (GC-1-3TS)
- Body Color: 3-Tone Sunburst
- Neck: Rosewood (Fingerboard) on Maple

Common Specifications

Body: Alder
Neck:
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
- Backshape: Modern "C" shape
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8cm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Pickups:
- Single Coil type x 3
- Divided type x 1
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Controls:
GK Controller section:
- GK VOLUME knob, Select switch, UP(S1) button, DOWN(S2) button
Normal guitar section:
- Guitar VOLUME knob, Guitar TONE knob, 5-Way switch

Connectors: GK Connector (13-pin connector), Guitar Jack (1/4" phone type)

Accessories Included:
- GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster(R) Owner's Manual
- OWNER'S MANUAL FOR FENDER(R) GUITARS
- Tremolo arm
- Hexagonal wrench
- Special gig bag

Options (sold separately): GK Cables (GKC-5, GKC-10)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 15 x 5 in
Black
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700

Product Description

The complete functions of the Roland GK-3 are perfectly and beautifully embedded in the authentic Fender Stratocaster, letting you drive the GR-55, VG-99, and other 13-pin compatible gear. As well as its futuristic functionality, it also provides classic Fender Stratocaster sound and feel.

Classic Strat, Greater Horizons

Since pioneering the GR-500 guitar synth in 1977, Roland has been dedicated to developing the ultimate electronic guitar. A perpetual and continuous quest for the next-generation guitar led to electric-guitar giant Fender(R). Now, collaborating with Fender, Roland proudly introduces the Roland GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster.

Features

- Equipped with GK hex-divided pickup, 13-pin connector, and all controls to drive the GR-55 and VG-99
- Controls are compatible with the GK-3
- Simple and easy operation based on the Stratocaster design concept
- 22-fret neck with medium jumbo frets
- American inline tuning keys
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