All speculation. They could use the (even) cheaper Squire Affinity for $179 on Guitar Center as a base. As for note reading it will likely have a MIDI interface. Current add-in midi solutions are only moderately costly and involve Piezo-electric saddle pickups + the midi interconnect. Quality components to accomplish all this would run ~$150USD. Thinking they're just going to create something new and cheap to make the end guitar no more than $249.99. I think anything less might be a little unrealistic but, who knows. I see $99 POS strat knock-offs all the time.
[citation][nom]hispeed120[/nom]So how much is the hybrid stringed guitar? That is different than the 102 button guitar they mention for $150, right?[/citation]
Yeah, there's a video somewhere of them using the 102 button guitar and also the real guitar that is sync'd with the game.
Now I wish I hadnt purchased Guitar Hero 3-5. Actually, 4-5. I don't really regret 3 since it had an extremely good song list (in my opinion) At least the GH guitars will work with Rock Band 3, so far as we know.
Neversoft had better not even consider Guitar Hero 6 without the ability to use a real guitar. Even if they do have a real guitar for GH6, I think it may well be too little too late. We may well have seen the end of Guitar Hero.
I'd like to just see a converter i can pulg into one of my existing guitars to play, if it is actually teaching to play real songs it'd be kinda cool... granted i'd still probably just prefer to print sheet music offline, btu might be worth it just for a party favor ... just hook it up to one of my junk guitars, however if i have to buy a new junk guitar for it with sensors built in and can't adapt to an existing guitar... not worth it
Been Caught Stealing -- Jane's Addiction
In the Meantime -- Spacehog
Plush -- Stone Temple Pilots
Walkin' on the Sun -- Smash Mouth
Crazy Train -- Ozzy Osbourne
Here I Go Again -- Whitesnake
I Love Rock and Roll -- Joan Jett
Just Like Heaven -- The Cure*****
Rainbow in the Dark -- Dio
The Power of Love -- Huey Lewis and the News
Sister Christian -- Night Ranger
Bohemian Rhapsody -- Queen
Break On Through -- The Doors
Crosstown Traffic -- Jimi Hendrix