Rock Band 3 is on shelves now, but the Pro Mode guitars are still to be released. The wireless Fender Mustang with 102 buttons is coming November 16th, but if you are truly HARCORE, you don’t want that!
Harmonix and Fender have spilled the beans about the Squier controller and damn it seems promising.
  • The Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller is a full-size electric guitar made up of quality Fender components, including a contoured wood body, 22-fret maple neck, steel strings, enclosed tuners, adjustable bridge and custom bridge pickup
  • Elevate your rhythm gaming experience to real musical performance by learning and playing the actual notes and chords to your favorite songs to rack up the high scores!
  • The high-tech position-sensing fingerboard responds to your touch in real time, giving you immediate on-screen feedback.
  • Use the Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller in conjunction with Rock Band 3′s Trainer Modes to learn scales, chords, skills, drills and more. Get the basics of real guitar down before you dive in to your favorite song!
  • Outside of Rock Band 3, plug into your favorite guitar amplifier for live performance, or use as a MIDI controller in your home recording studio.

Pre-orders for the guitar/controller begin January 1st, 2011 and the controller will be officially released March 1st. Becoming a rock god sure doesn’t come cheap. The peripheral will cost you a cool $279.99. Hopefully by spending that much, it will motivate you to actually learn guitar.

Source: Fender