This review is for the actual product rather than a complaint about the description of the product that never states that the game is included.
As with the other two Rock Band (RB) Beatles guitars the Gretsch is based on the standard Rock Band Stratocaster guitar that appears to only be available for Playstation
on Amazon unless you buy the Rock Band: Band in a Box (Wii)
. The Gretsch is approximately 2 inches longer than the Stratocaster; the Rickenbacker
is the same size as the Stratocaster and the Hofner included in the limited edition premium bundle
is approximately 5 inches longer than the Stratocaster. It should be noted that the Rock Band Stratocaster is approximately 2 inches longer than the Guitar Hero (GH) World Tour guitar
I find the larger scale of the Gretsch with adjusted fret button positions much more comfortable to play. As with all RB guitars the fret buttons are larger than those on GH guitars, they also do NOT require a Wii remote to work (making set-up less fiddly) and the strum bar does not click when pressed (making the experience more engrossing).
All the Beatles instruments are more expensive than previous guitar controllers and the quality is noticeably superior. The finish on all the components is superb on the Gretsch and the build feels more solid and less toy-like. I would definitely not want to go back to using a GH guitar after playing with this but it's up to individuals to decide whether the premium is worth paying.
It should be noted that Rock Band guitars on the Wii are only compatible with Guitar Hero 5 and later games e.g. Band Hero.