This is the Fender-designed midi guitar sold for Rockband. I used this guitar as a midi controller for synthesizers in a non-smoking, home studio environment. The guitar works fantastic for midi. Compared to my other (much more expensive) midi guitars, this one performs almost as well. The only drawback is that bends cannot be transferred via midi. I have not used it as a Rockband controller, but it should work for that as well. The guitar also functions with a standard amplifier just fine. It has a single bridge humbucker.