"I was brought to Roland Corporation and in that meeting they've brought out the GR-707. I refused to leave the office without taking it and bringing it back to the States with me. The deal I struck was that we would use it in the next video which was Flesh for Fantasy. And I still get e-mail and facebook questions: "What was that guitar for Flesh for Fantasy?" I'm proud to say that I toured the entire Rebel Yell tour which was ten months long, with one of GR-707 and the floor unit. I still have it, and I have it because it is a bit of history to me. There's not many instruments that I held on to that long but that really meant something to me, to be the first in the Unites States with that ( Roland GR-707) instrument and to maybe help promote guitar synthesizers. I've always been a big synth fan."more
"I’ve got a silver Roland G-707 guitar synth with an added Kahler. It makes some fantastic sounds, but playing it live was a nightmare. You had to wind in some direct guitar sound and you had to develop a technique to avoid it glitching which isn’t easy. You could say it was really innovative at the time, and we were initially criticized for using it... then everybody started playing them! I suppose we were searching for a new direction, trying to break new ground - it's the kind of thing that makes guitar life interesting though and a challenge! Nowadays, on Nostradamus I used a Godin LGXT for the synth guitar work. Things have moved on quite a bit."more
G-707 yang terbuat dari ash, maple dan rosewood (bodi, neck, fingerboard) ini dapat juga berfungsi (digunakan) sebagai gitar listrik biasa. Dengan vibrato unit yang didesain khusus oleh Roland berputar pada poros menggunakan ball bearing 16 mm, serta bridge dengan konstruksi roller sehingga senar gitar selalu in tune tanpa memerlukan sistem locking seperti Floyd Rose. Desain unit bridge Roland ini juga memudahkan kita mengganti senar dengan cepat bila diperlukan.