Buy a Guitar Already achievement in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

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

  • Maka91Maka911,526,772
    31 Dec 2007 06 Sep 2008 23 Mar 2012
    95 7 45
    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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    Crackdowni just beat hard with a controller (dont own a guitar) and not connected to xbl. It simply doesnt give you the achievement. Ive turned the console off and on but nothing i even played additional songs..
    Posted by Crackdown on 09 May 21 at 01:03
    ToxicBlaze17Tried doing this but think it might be one shot once you finish the career on hard because I tried coming back to it after playing some other songs and it hasn’t worked for me. Even tried redoing the battle with Lou and shutting off turning on again with a controller and still nothing sadly
    Posted by ToxicBlaze17 on 23 Oct 21 at 15:08
    ToxicBlaze17I’d like to correct myself. It turns out it won’t work unless you sign into Xbox live, but it did a weird glitch that said I lost all progress so I got paranoid and signed out and played offline. Loaded the game up again and it popped as soon as I hit the difficulty I finished on. Hope this helps someone
    Posted by ToxicBlaze17 on 23 Oct 21 at 15:14
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  • Jrmaster35Jrmaster3561,083
    21 Mar 2010 21 Mar 2010
    4 5 0
    I got it on a wierd way, its like half year ago or something like that i beat the expert career. And now i just was going to check something and i went into the Career with my controller, and ''blupp'' i got it :D

    So you jut need to go through a career on hard and you can go into it wenever you want and get it.
  • Knucklehead923Knucklehead923570,448
    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
    ixOWNxAGExiWtf 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 ixOWNxAGExi 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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