The wireless Gibson Les Paul guitar controller and the game disc for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
The guitar controller
Unlike the controllers for Guitar Hero II on the XBOX 360, the Guitar Hero III controllers are wireless.
The fret buttons
This is where the magic happens.
The guitar body
The body of the guitar controller houses the strum and whammy bars as well as a "start" and "back" button.
The back of the guitar body
The back of the guitar controller houses switches for removing the neck of the guitar and detaching the faceplate as well as the battery compartment.
The battery compartment
The guitar controller requires 2 AA batteries.
The switch to detach the guitar neck
The switch is spring-loaded, so you have to hold it in the unlock position while removing the neck.
Detaching the neck, step 1
To remove the neck of the guitar, slide this switch from the lock icon toward the unlock icon.
Detaching the neck, step 2
After holding the switch in the unlock position, the neck of the guitar slides right out.
Guitar with the neck detached
The guitar controller breaks down into two pieces for easier storage.
The guitar controller features a removable faceplate. Holding this switch down allows you to unlock it.
Removing the faceplate, step 1
Holding down the faceplate switch allows the faceplate to pop free from the body of the guitar.
Removing the faceplate, step 2
After pressing the faceplate switch on the back of the guitar, the faceplate pops right off.You can then replace it with one of the dozen or so custom faceplates available.
The guitar without a faceplate
This is the (blurry) jack for the XBOX 360 headset which you can use to talk with your opponent during online play.
Before using your guitar controller for the first time, you have to sync it with the XBOX 360.
This is the box art for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Game manual and disc.
Single player campaign
This is a shot from the single player campaign mode. This shot is courtesy of Gamespot.com
If you hit a certain number of special notes in a given song, you can unleash your "star power." This gives you more points per note as well as a cool glowing fret board onscreen.This shot is courtesy of Gamespot.com
More star power
If you hit a certain number of special notes in a given song, you can unleash your "star power." This gives you more points per note as well as a cool glowing fret board onscreen. This shot is courtesy of Gamespot.com
Buying more gear
The faux cash that you earn in the game can be used to purchase more guitars, outfits and accessories for your character.This shot is courtesy of Gamespot.com
When you play cooperative multiplayer with a friend, both of your fret boards are displayed side-by-side on the screen. This shot is courtesy of Gamespot.com
In multiplayer battle mode, you earn power ups, like a broken string or amp overload, that you can unleash on your opponent to drain their rock meter and make them fail the song. This shot is courtesy of Gamespot.com