Rock Band 3's Real Guitar Finally Priced & Dated

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Fender's real electric guitar that doubles as a Rock Band 3 controller is coming next year, according to the guitar maker. You'll get your hands on the Squier Stratocaster controller in March 2011... if you can pony up the cash.

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The price for the Squier controller is an impressive $279.99 USD, according to the company's official web site. Pre-orders for the expert-class controller open January 1, 2011, with the Stratocaster shipping March 1. A new video at the official Fender site shows off just how the thing works.

Peripheral maker Mad Catz has already released the Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang Pro-Guitar Controller, an option that features 102 buttons on the guitar neck and six string sensors. It lists for $149.99 USD.

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Rock Band 3 competitor Power Gig: Rise of the SixString was released earlier this month with its own guitar/controller combo. Here's what we thought of that effort.

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If you're looking for a new way to challenge yourself in Rock Band 3, the Squier Stratocaster controller may be your best bet — especially if you're serious about actually playing music with the thing.

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Get a real guitar and the midi pro adaptor