Summary: First of all, this guitar is a beauty. The build is solid, and feels it, with the weight of the guitar really elevating the "fun" factor of the game. When I have people over to play almost everybody prefers to use the logitech controller to the regular Guitar Hero controller. I say almost everyone because at 5'8" with normal sized hands, playing the guitar on medium is a bit of a stretch. This is because of the amount of space between buttons.
Summary: I took the plunge and bought this guitar after going through about 6 of the standard Red Octane supplied guitar controllers. I think those guitar controllers are great for both occasional players and those who play on Medium or lower difficulties. When I play, it's usually for hours at a time and set to Hard or Expert difficulty. The plastic guitar controllers just weren't made to withstand that kind of constant, prolonged strumming.
Summary: The guitar is larger and heavier than the standard guitar controller. One thing I immediately noticed was that the action on the strum bar was more stiff. The guitar was excellent, however, the strum bar broke approximately 4 months after I purchased it. I play 2-3 times weekly, for 1-2 hrs each time. The store I bought it at no longer carried it and would not replace it. Logitech customer service was not very useful in helping me replace it.
Summary: It seems incomprehensible that Logitech would take the time to build such a heavy and well put-together piece of equipment, ensure sound body construction, turnable guitar pegs and even a false bridge, and fail in the ways that are actually important. #1 - Fret This The biggest and most glaring problem with this guitar is the fret design, feel, and functionality.
Love the 'feel' don't like the frets or the strum - Do not buy
MDM Sensei, Amazon
9 September 2009
Summary: I play Rock Band exclusively - but I prefer the GH guitars. I've been playing RB since 2007 and about every 4 months or so, I'd replace a GH guitar controller as they wear out and variety of problems occur. My thought in getting this Logitech controller was that 'you get what you pay for' and I wanted to get something that would last a bit longer than 4 months. The guitar arrived yesterday, I popped open the package and started up RB. Worked great.
Summary: I love Rock Band (RB) and play it with my friends often. We're very happy with MadCatz wireless 2-strum bass, but haven't found a nice upgrade replacement for the guitar. With an entry price of $200 and no chance to test it out in a store (and no reviews), I took a chance & pulled the trigger on this beaut. First, it's a gorgeous, balanced and a substantial piece of equipment. I was wary not to dent the walls or my friends while walking around with it.