- The Strum Bar is quiet as a whisper, and the fret buttons don’t “clickety-clack.” You’ll hear more music and less controller.
- Authentic materials including a real wood neck and metal tuning pegs provide a realistic guitar experience.
- The touch sensitive neck Slider is color-coded to correspond with the fret buttons, and there’s an easy-to-reach Star Power button just below the strum bar.
- The Logitech Wireless Guitar controller is compatible with all Guitar Hero games for PS3 and Guitar Hero World Tour games for PS2.
- Controller allows for Hundreds of hours of battery life on only two AA batteries.
Logitech PS3 / PS2 Wireless Guitar Controller Description
Controller allows for Hundreds of hours of battery life on only two AA batteries…
Reviews By Kiyo M. : Date September 29, 2009
I made a video (8 minutes 30 seconds – I do not talk in the video):
- showing off the sexy guitar
- comparing the fret/strum bar to the original Activision World Tour Guitar [starts around 1:32]
- length comparison to the Rock Band Guitar also. [7:45]
- using the guitar with the game (to get a better idea of how the guitar really sounds). [2:32]
- a quick unboxing… [6:30]
There’s no question about it — this is one sleek guitar. (it’s also a fingerprint magnet)
This makes all the original bundled guitars look like a 3-year-old’s toy!
Really good weight to it, so this is definitely not for small kids.
The guitar is slightly longer than the original Activision guitar.
Although they advertise the strum bar being “quiet as a whisper”, it’s really not.
Reviews By Jason Wendling : Date June 7, 2009
This version is a vast improvement on the first edition (red). The physical manufacturing and styling have slightly different elements that add up to a much greater guitar.
I bought 6 of the red editions and didn’t get one that was acceptable. The major problem was that the neck experienced a lot of stress during play. The new version corrects this problem by using a tongue and groove design. This one is built to last.
Additionally, the coloring is slightly different for this version. Obviously, the guitar is black. The faceplate is also black. And, not immediately noticeable, the neck is a darker wood. The overall effect is a much sleeker style.
As far as play goes, the guitar is a dream to hold and use. The buttons are solid, easy to find without looking, and fast. The strum bar is actually a light activated device – rather than mechanical. The lack of mechanical parts means it will last for a long time.
The guitar works fine with Rock Band 2. It lacks the wammy style selector – but, this is no great loss. The timing matches RB guitars – so no worries there if you mix guitars.
The guitar has a star-power button that I find works better than swinging the guitar up to activate special powers. The other buttons are hidden in the design and don’t get hit on accident during play.
Many have complained about the lack of Bluetooth. Not a big deal to me.
Reviews By L. T. Beasimer : Date October 22, 2009
I learned to play guitar many years ago and find Guitar Hero and Rock Band to be a strange concept. Additionally the controllers included in the kits are cheap plastic toys which distract from the gaming experience. I just don’t get it, but my other half apparently does. Intrigued by the description and out of curiosity, I opted to try the Logitech wireless guitar controller.
Logitech has designed this controller to improve the gaming experience. According to Logitech, improvements over the kit controller includes the use of authentic materials, a virtually silent strum bar, long battery life, and a 30 foot wireless range while providing all the buttons and pads to take advantage of all the games features in an easy to set up controller.
When Logitech states this guitar is “virtually silent” they apparently mean noisy. By no stretch of the imagination is this controller “quiet as a whisper.” Logitech’s controller isn’t as loud as the kit controller, but the keys and strum bar still make noticeable clacking sounds. The shiny black lacquered face of the guitar with the black plastic shield surrounding the strum bar easily attracts fingerprints and smudges. These aren’t obvious from a short distance, but occasional polishing is needed. Additionally the controller requires the use of a USB dongle. Limited USB ports on the PS3 may require purchasing a USB hub when using multiple USB devices. Considering the price of this guitar, Bluetooth capabilities should have been built into the controller.
For all Logitech’s wireless guitar short comings, this controller delivers on improving the gaming experience in a big way. The realistic construction and attention to the fine details is impressive. Weighing 6.2 pounds combined with details like fret bars and movable tuning pegs, there is no doubt this controller feels like the real deal. Set-up is simple as well, install the batteries, plug in the USB dongle, and pair the guitar. The only additional set-up is installing the neck strap.