The Beatles: Rock Band Gets The Beatles Guitars

Harmonix and MTV today announce two new Beatles-themed guitar controllers going on sale when The Beatles: Rock Band hits stores in September - the Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet.

The Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet are a pair of full-bodied, classic guitars used extensively by John Lennon and George Harrison throughout their careers. The Rickenbacker was actually one of my suggestions for a Beatles guitar controller back when the box set was first announced, while I figured the Gretsch Duo Jet was a bit too obscure a name to appeal to the more mainstream fans. Goes to show what I know.

Both guitars should be available for purchase when The Beatles: Rock Band launches on September 9th, retailing for $US99, €99.99, or £89.99 depe3nding on where your store is located. This brings the price tag for the true Beatles Rock Band experience up to $US450, and that's not counting extra microphones. I'll probably just use the instruments I've already purchased plus Rickenbacker for flavor.


    Super excited about this!
    Question is will we be able to get the ridgy didge guitars here in Australia or will I have to buy a ticket to LA to fetch one myself?
    That puts the true Beatles Rock Band Experience to well over AU$1800 for us Aussies.

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