Squier (by Fender) Stratocaster Guitar & Rock Band 3 Controller
The Squier Rock Band Guitar is the world's first real guitar designed for use with a video game! Music "rhythm" games have come a long way since we first saw them a few years ago. With many saying that these video games were not representative of the real skill required to play a guitar - Fender Squier have come up with this - the "Rock Band 3 Real Guitar" - the Squier Stratocaster Guitar and Rock Band Controller!
The Fender Squier Rock Band Controller is a fully functioning electric guitar that also has all the technology (a MIDI controller and a fretboard position sensor) inside it to play Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii. [Console MIDI Adapter Required to play Rock Band]
Want to know more about how the Rock Band 3 Strat Works? Read the Squier Rock Band Guitar Manual here.
Plug the Squier Rock Band 3 Guitar into a real amp for jamming and gigs, then plug it into your MadCatz MIDI Adapter and switch over to playing Rock Band 3 on your games console with a real electric guitar!
What's more - you can use this guitar as a MIDI controller for any MIDI device. This guitar is fun, functional, educational and musical all at the same time!
The Rock Band 3 Real Guitar by Squier will be available in April 2011. You can secure yours now by preordering from this site! We've only got a certain number coming and the preorders are coming in fast so if you want to be one of the first to get the Squier Rock Band Stratocaster, preorder now! The Rock Band 3 Controller and Guitar will only be available through musical instrument retailers for the first few months of its release.
N.B. Rock Band game is not included. Additional MIDI adapter is required - see related items.
Here's what Squier say about the Rock Band Controller / Guitar
Fender introduces the world's first electric guitar that is also an officially licensed Rock Band 3 video game controller. The Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller is created for musicians and gamers alike and rocks both worlds.
Designed for the Rock Band 3 Pro mode, the controller lets users play the actual notes and chords of their favorite songs while racking up their scores. Its position-sensing fingerboard responds to the touch, turning gameplay into real musical performances.
Gameplay requires the use of the Mad Catz MIDI Pro Adapter (sold separately), compatible with Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3.
The Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller is also a fully functioning electric guitar that can be plugged into a guitar amp and played on its own. It can also be used as a MIDI controller for sequencers and recording software.
- Position-sensing fingerboard
- 7 onboard game control buttons that drive Rock Band 3 gameplay on the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii via the Mad Catz MIDI Pro Adapter (sold separately) - gameplay requires use of MIDI adapter.
- Dual-purpose, custom bridge pickup enables Rock Band 3 gameplay and sends signals to an external guitar amplifier
- Standard 5-pin MIDI jack with included cable
- Custom truss rod and truss rod adjustment mechanism
- Pop-up string mute for gameplay
- Standard 1/4" output jack for guitar amp use