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Guitar Hero 2 Guitar Controller

by Activision See the Amazon Page for this brand
Xbox 360
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000NUIYK0
  • Product Dimensions: 34 x 12.2 x 4.8 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 4, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,600 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Activision Guitar for Guitar Hero 3 for XBox 360
Guitar Controller for use with Guitar Hero video game software. The Guitar Hero 3 Controller feels just like a real guitar, making it the ultimate way to jam on your Xbox 360. Players press the fret buttons insync with scrolling "notes" on screen that indicate the rhythm of the song. Players activate these "notes" by flicking the strum bar on the Guitar Hero 2 Controller. With a second Controller, Guitar Hero turns into the ultimate party game!! The dualguitar action on songs like Iron Man and More Than a Feeling will have the crowd going nuts. Stylized Start and Select buttons that look like volume knobs off an actual guitar.
* Five multi-colored fret buttons
* Responsive and durable strum bar
* Working whammy bar
* TiltSensors that can tell when the guitar is pointed straight up
* Adjustable strap

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it works with the PC version of GH3 September 2, 2008
By Ishmael
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I own the PC version of Guitar Hero III. The game comes with one guitar and I wanted another to hook into the multi-player option. This guitar has a USB connection and was recognized by Windows XP with no trouble.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this guitar as a second guitar so we could play multiplayer Guitar Hero. The guitar itself works great and the game is a blast. My only complaint it that I have to sit closer to the TV then I would like because of the cord length. They really need a wireless version of the Guitar. My kids are always running around the room and trip over the cable as well. That said, it's still a great guitar for the game.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great guitar August 8, 2008
By Jessica
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is one of my favorite guitars to use for guitar hero as well as rock band. The strum bar is right on as well as the notes. The only downfall that I would say is that it quit working after a year of some really heavy playing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Higher Shreducation August 17, 2010
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Of the seven guitar controllers I have used, this one, even after four years, is still number two on my list.

The reason this guitar really works is the same reason that newer models of guitar controllers don't: nothing fancy was done. The guitar is hard plastic, single body construction. No detachable neck, overly large whammy bar, long or wide neck, silent strum bar, loose frets, too heavy, and so on.

This and the controller that came with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (my all time favorite) are both about the same weight, but the GH:A controller was wireless, and when it finally gave out it just became too expensive to keep buying it on its own to justify using it as my primary controller. So since that one isn't economically viable, I have gone to my number two to fill the void, and it does so beautifully.

I think the state of current guitar controller models can be summed up in a short story that took place a couple weeks ago. I had recently purchased the Logitech Xbox 360 Wireless Guitar Controller, and when I showed the couple of friends I frequently play Rock Band with, they were both blown away at its beauty and realism. But over the next few hours (I brought the Logitech and the XPLORER) over which both were handed around and used quite a bit, the unanimous conclusion was that the white XPLORER guitar controller was far superior. And so my conclusion is that if what gamers wanted was the heft and look of a real guitar, they would learn to play a real guitar (or try out the upcoming Pro Mode in Rock Band 3 using a MIDI guitar controller). All the bells and whistles and wirelessness in the world can't compete with results.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quit working after one use. October 29, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Great game but guitar quit working after one use. The button started sticking and I had to return it. Charlie's house of discount was great and didn't give me any problems over the return. Guess I should have bought something that they still make...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this when GH2 first hit xbox 360. My friend and I both had these guitars, stood playing for 4 hours to beat the game in one day. Next we continued to the next difficulty, and the last. This guitar has been played by little kids to strong adults and it has always worked perfectly for me. It is easily the most durable without any removable parts that may break like other guitars often do. The fact its wireless means no battery fails midsong. Also its timing for notes is perfect. NOTE (If you have an HDTV or LCD it will need to be calibrated which ALL GH guitars are required. So if you playing on an HDTV and not hitting notes it is not the guitars fault. Sorry for killing your excuse!!) After constant abuse from GH 2,3 Rock Band, to being borrowed, to 3 year olds slamming on it. It has never failed me and still lives up to my intentions. The only thing that has been negative was the whammy bar no longer stays up on its own its slightly loose and will hang down. However I have been told I beat that thing harder than anyone before me.
Short summary, I have done research on every guitar, this is several years after the first game came out. Been playing since GH1 days. Every other guitar has had basic problems such as detachable parts not registering or notes failing. I have never once encountered a problem with this one.

GH2 Wired Xplorer is simply the best for the money!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still the best all around package. May 12, 2010
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NONE of the guitar controllers available for Guitar Hero/Rock Band games get it all right. All of them have drawbacks and you have to pick your poison, but the old GH2 controller gets my vote for the least amount of trouble overall. It's wired, it doesn't have solo buttons or anything fancy, it's a bit smaller than other controllers, the clicking is pretty loud, but it's durable, reliable, and easy to play. The only serious flaw besides not being wireless is that when playing online there will be a constant hum emanating from any headset plugged into this controller (even when the headset is muted!)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no issues April 9, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Nope, it's not wireless. Can we really say things like there'll "never ever be a wireless controller"? no, and I think when the sales numbers for GH2 hit, there'll be a wireless xbox360 controller pretty quickly.

I'm an 40-something gamer who's wife picked up the bundle last week, it's an absolut howl. My controller functions perfectly, no whammy issues, I'd like a second controller, but I'm not going to pay $60 for it(though I'd probably pay $80 for a wireless!).

Seems pretty durable, looks and plays as beautifully as the game itself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THE best guitar controller ever period.
First of all it's the one that has last me the most. Years after years of extensive play and it worked till the end. I ended up having 4 at one point, but now they are expensive. Read more
Published 5 days ago by galahadhk
3.0 out of 5 stars A little upset.
Guitar worked fine except the whammy bar was off a lot. Was a little dirty too. It didn't come with the extended cable so I could just hook it up and start playing it. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Rachel Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars product in good condition.
product was in good condition. This was an item that my son wanted to play on his game console.. This product is no longer available in stores, so he was excited to have purchased... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rose Gorenstein
3.0 out of 5 stars guitar hero controller
The yellow button is kind of on and off but overall its in good condition. I would buy from this person again if givin a chance.
Published 1 month ago by devon beeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as Discribed
Perfect condition, was purchased as a gift. Very happy with the purchase for my wife. Now I just have to find another like this for me....
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Kosek
3.0 out of 5 stars Used/Dirty
The controller works great. Although it was dirty and had stickers all over it. Better detail would have been wonderful.
Published 2 months ago by Courtney Absher
2.0 out of 5 stars Broken
The controller functioned fine for about 2 weeks, but now the down strum is broken. Really bad when playing songs that require lots of strumming because I can only go up.
Published 2 months ago by Brandon
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not work properly.
When this arrived it plugged in lit up and then kept cutting off and then completely quit in the first five minutes.
Published 3 months ago by clifton l. hales jr
5.0 out of 5 stars built like a tank, simple, and will last for years...yes years.
I Have actually had two of these since 2009, the first one i had bought at a used games store for 10$. Read more
Published 3 months ago by michael344
4.0 out of 5 stars Wasnt expecting that.
Its in great shape and works great but wasnt expecting all the stickers on it. My husband took all the stickers off, had some trouble with the stickiness after words but now its... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Brianna Harris
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