Guitar Hero guitar controller

[Chuck] sent me this How-To on building your own custom Guitar Hero controller. I love the idea – the stock controller is a bit small for me. This one was built for a Child’s Play fund-raiser, so maybe you can score it and help get some games to some kids in need.

Remember, there are just 20 more days to get your entry in for the Design Challenge!


  1. jay says:


  2. digitallysick says:

    Screw the “first post w00t!” guy, this mod is great

  3. TheBlunderbuss says:

    I would’ve wanted that guitar. What a waste.

  4. murrow says:

    i remember a guy coming into the irc channel talking about modding an actual guitar into a guitar hero controller. either he succeeded or his idea was completed by another.

    nonetheless, great idea and a great hack!

  5. agent420 says:

    #2 – that’s probably the best possible use for a pos squire bullet (other than stunt-axe for jimi hendrix stage antics). your $99 will go further on a better quality used axe.

    that’s a really great hack, in the true spirit of hacking.

    coincidentally, i’ve been thinking of installing a virtual trem (whammy) bar on my fixed bridge guitar that would send midi msgs to my rack fx. hmm…

  6. Arochone says:

    Does the guitar still work? That’s lookin like a Fender (or a Fender knockoff), and it’d be a shame to ruin one of them.

  7. agent420 says:

    #5 – i hate acting like a thread nazi, but it’d be nice if you clicked the link and at least skimmed over the 1st page… you’d answer your own questions and perhaps even be able to post something relevant.

  8. Crash says:

    I think it would be cooler if you had a circuit that could tell which notes you played and closed the fret switches accordingly. And any sound received wiggles the string thing.

  9. dimped says:

    wow! let me try it…

  10. ed3 says:

    Wow! Finally a good use for those FirstAct guitars they sell at Wal-Mart! :)

  11. Marcos says:

    Link are Down!!!!

    Please do something, i would really like to make myself one of this!!!

  12. kie says:

    or, just learn to play the real guitar

  13. TheBlunderbuss says:


    Yeah you’re probably right. I am looking for more insight on good guitars for christmas.

  14. kyle says:

    agent420: (#5)

    Hack a day is the new slashdot :) Actually the links do get hosed…

  15. tekrytor says:

    They could have saved some work by using a hollowbody guitar, more room for batteries, electronics, etc. But everybody wants a strat, right?

  16. Babygriff says:

    Yah too bad Guitar hero is for PS2 and not for XboX, but it’s stil in the XboX Category

  17. David says:

    Personally, what a waste of a good guitar. I prefer to stick with the stock controller and I don’t want to destroy my real axe because I’m considering learning how to play it in the future.

  18. tommy says:

    Looking for some one who can provide some help with the dos and don’ts of hacking guitar guitar hero.

  19. tommy says:

    Need someone to help me out with the dos and dont’s of hacking guitar hero.. Will compensate for time.

  20. CPU64 says:

    That mod is kinda lame. Just a transplant of parts into a real guitar. Nothing special. If you want to see a real mod, click my site link.

  21. ty says:

    how do i connect my guitar to my xbox 360??? somebody please help

  22. Houdrummer says:

    That is the most retarded thing I have ever seen. GH blows, and this is even worse. Why would you waste a perfectly good Strat? I say, whoever did this is a loser, never learned how to play the Real Guitar so decided to make it a GH guitar. Thumbs down to you!!!

  23. Anders Swe says:

    Go to

    and look at my custom dualneck guitarhero controller ==P

  24. Chehoslow says:

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