Be a real Guitar Hero with a real guitar

Face it: You can't be a real guitar hero if you're rocking out with a piece of plastic, can you? Of course not. So RedOctane is coming to your emotional rescue with Peavey Limited Edition AG Real Wood Guitar Controllers.

As the name implies, they're made of real wood. Miming leads with one of these babies is probably the closest you can get to feeling like a guitar god - unless you get a real guitar, of course.

Each Peavey AG RiffMaster Guitar Controller is a real Peavey guitar, 100 percent custom built in the USA. Designs from legendary bands and artists include Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, KISS and more. At the moment, the controllers are only compatible with PlayStation 2. Controllers for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii will be available in the fall.

For more information, such as ordering, visit the official RedOctane website. Each controller lists for $399.00. Hey, for that much money, you could definitely get yourself an actual guitar and make some axe heroics of your own. Just a thought...

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.