Is anyone else looking forward to this?!?!?! "The Rock Band 3 Fender Squier Stratocaster will be available for pre-order starting January 1, 2011 and will be available March 1, 2011. The guitar is priced at $279.99 and functions as both a Rock Band 3 game controller in the Pro Guitar or Pro Bass modes, and as a real guitar you can play outside of the game." I only just saw this as an available pre-order starting on 01/31/11 at my local GameStop and I'm totally psyched about it. The "retrobilly kid" that works there is a total douche and spent more time detailing his "salad days" as a guitar tech for "Silly Purple Muffin" (or some shit) than going into the actual specs of the guitar. He proceeded to enlighten me on how he planned on stripping the stock frets in favor of Gibson Les Paul jumbo frets ala his favorite guitarist Wanky DikJerker, or something like that and possibly lowering the "action." I pointed out that although this will be an actual guitar with video game controller features built in, it is actually more of a video game controller based on a real electric guitar "template" that is governed by video game controller features (...his tattoos stopped glowing.) Anywho, is anyone else looking to pick this up? I'm interested in hearing ideas on any possible mods (OpIV stickers on the pickguard do not count as mods, btw.) I'm assuming that there will be some sort of triggers on the frets or fretboard itself. Inverted headstocks may not be an easy task, but don't quote me on this. If the electronics hold true to the Squier name, everything should be attached to the backside of the pickguard and guitar body mods might be more do-able (so long as the scale length holds true.) What about string gauge? Is this thing gonna ship with .09 or .10 gauge strings? ... I'm hoping .10 gauge. D'Addario or Ernie Ball Slinkys would probably be the first mod that I undertake. It'll will more than likely ship with stock Fender strings... yech! Any "leftys" out there? I highly doubt that RB will make an exclusive "lefty model" and instead post some instructions on how to "flip" this bad boy (assuming that the PRO mode is even "lefty" compatible.) The process will undoubtedly include purchasing a "lefty" neck nut and flipping around the individual bridge saddles for every string (again, this is purely an educated guess.) I'd love to go on and on about this, but I'm interested on hearing your thoughts. After market bridges?, Bigsby Tremolos, B-Benders (ha, I wish,) MIDI to USB interface compatibility with Roland GK's?, etc, etc, etc.