Fender has announced a release date for its Squier Stratocaster guitar which is playable with Rock Band 3 and teaches you to actually play the instrument, because, well, it is an actual guitar.
Since it is an actual instrument, it won’t be cheap, but it will run you about the same as a typical electric guitar, albeit not a Harmony or anything. Those were cheap back in the day, and sounded it too.
It also requires that you purchase a Mad Catz MIDI Pro-adapter to use it with Rock Band 3, which will run you $40.
The Squier is to be used during RB3’s Pro Mode only, and when you feel like actually rocking out, it becomes not only a MIDI instrument and can be hooked up to an amplifier.
You can get the full set of stats for the instrument through here.
Fender’s Squier Stratocaster and Guitar Controller will be up for pre-order on January 1 and is set for release March 1 and will run you $280.
Check out the video for it below, courtesy of RockBandAide. It looks harder than hell. Our fingers start getting tangled just watching it.