Rock Band 3 Fender Pro Guitar Pre-Orders Open, Requires MIDI Adapter

Pre-orders for the Rock Band 3 Fender Squier Stratocaster full-sized, stringed PRO-mode guitar in the US exclusively through Best Buy. The guitar, which is a fully-functioning axe, will run you a cool $279.99 and is platform agnostic.

nope It will, however, require the MadCatz MIDI PRO-Adapter which will add another $39.99 to the price tag unless you already own one. Quite the monetary commitment, but if you're also committed to using Rock Band 3 to teach yourself how to play guitar, it's more affordable than lessons.

You can read our Rock Band 3 review, which includes impressions of the PRO Guitar functionality, using the MadCatz Fender Mustang PRO Guitar. The Fender Squier Stratocaster will begin shipping in March, though Best Buy is currently estimating shipping in early April.