Buy a Guitar Already achievement in Guitar Hero III

Buy a Guitar Already

Play through a career on the Hard or Expert difficulty using a standard controller

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How to unlock the Buy a Guitar Already achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,172,053
    31 Dec 2007 06 Sep 2008 23 Mar 2012
    92 7 42
    There are 2 ways to get this achievement; the "easy" way and the legitimate way:

    1) Easy Way: Beat the career on Hard (including the battle with Lou) with a guitar, let it save and turn off your console. Now turn on you xbox, and start the game with a controller, select career from the main menu and the profile that you had beat hard using the guitar, and the achievement will now unlock, without ever playing using the controller.

    2) Legitimate Way: To do this legitimately, you will need to use the controller. Hard difficulty won't start off too bad, but Tier 7 and 8 will be huge pain (literally) as some songs have fast strum sections that are nearly impossible using the controller. I wish you lots of luck, practice, and all the patience in the world. You can always use the guitar method (in way #1) if you are struggling with a song and are decent at guitar to help you move on to the next song. The method above will work if you mix your completed songs with guitar + controller as well.

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    FrawstfeverWorks as of 1/11/18 and u can do it if u beat the expert career
    Posted by Frawstfever on 11 Jan 18 at 23:35
    Gay Asian TwinsThanks^ Ill give it a go.
    Posted by Gay Asian Twins on 24 Jan 18 at 07:19
    Nytheris27I don't feel bad for cheating this one. I got all the way to the end with controller but after about 50 attempts at the battle vs Lou I gave up and did it on guitar.
    Posted by Nytheris27 on 30 Mar 18 at 19:12
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  • Knucklehead923Knucklehead923441,233
    11 May 2008 10 Aug 2009
    20 24 10
    the legitimate way to get this achievement:
    you have to beat the entire career on at least hard difficulty using the xbox 360 controller. the buttons are as follows:
    Green - LT
    Red - LB
    Yellow - RB
    Blue - RT
    Orange - A
    Star Power - Back
    it takes some practice to incorporate that A button, it kinda throws you off a bit but its not all that hard as long as you can play on hard.
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    Knucklehead923um...only ps3? im pretty sure i did it dude
    why are you so adament? how can you possibly say its never been done?
    Posted by Knucklehead923 on 28 Mar 12 at 08:12
    RedemtionOWNAGEWtf lol people it's takes time practice and patience to become expert on controller and be able to beat carrier legit with the controller. Personally I wish there was a controller hero. Im amazing with the controller I just beat hard with the controller quick because I've done this on my old account now I'm going to attempt hard again. A mini solution help to this is add hyper speed I know it's a cheat but it's really helps for the controller players. Oh also my all time favorite achievement and one I was so happy and proud about because I did it on the controller was "threw the fire and the flames" I think I ended up getting 3 stars and like almost 300k but I still passed and that all I cared about...
    Posted by RedemtionOWNAGE on 12 Jun 12 at 14:36
    JBSlick81I hit the wall on knights of cydonia. Tooo Fast. I'll be going for the cheat once I get a guitar.
    Posted by JBSlick81 on 04 May 17 at 05:43
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