In a jumbled hard to read article on Gamespot earlier today, was an announcement from Fender was made regarding the price of their upcoming Real Guitar/Controller for Rock Band 3.
So here's what you need to know, January 1st is the first day to pre-order the controller due March 1st. It will cost you $280.
Yes it is a peripheral for the game. (you don't Need it) and yes it is a fully functional electric guitar. It is a Squier stratocaster, a subsidiary to the Fender company. No, it is not as affordable as buying a Squier Affinity Strat that retails for about $199 and includes an amp, strings, picks, strap, and some other useful toys. You need to have the Mad Catz Midi interface, that will cost you another $40.
Its doubtful too that the Squier guitar will act as a midi controller when plugged into a midi module.
Well played Mad Catz and Fender, I'm sure you'll have hundred of newbie guitarists that don't know any better just creaming over this.
Posted by SLG_Rady