November 17, 2008

Guitar Hero Guitar Faceplates

I was encouraged to learn that the Guitar Hero: World Tour guitar would have detachable faceplates, like the Guitar Hero III Les Paul before it. There are some very nice official Red Octane guitar faceplates for the Les Paul.

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I tend towards the semi-realistic finishes myself, I’ve picked my four favorites from the store, above.

(There were also some official band centric faceplates for some of the bands in GH3, such as Kiss, Panic at the Disco, Sex Pistols, Korn, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper, Fall Out Boy, and so forth.) There’s lots more at the official store. If you’re interested, hurry, because these Les Paul faceplates are all on closeout for $6.99 or lower at the moment. I can definitely recommend the mirror and black mirror faceplates, they look fantastic and are nearly impossible finishes to achieve yourself.

I also found these amazing Coop Guitar Hero Faceplates as well.

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They’re one-piece aluminum, which is great for durability but it means you’ll have to mount them with double-sided foam tape — you can’t use the standard plastic clip attachment points.

I was disappointed to discover that there are no official Guitar Hero: World Tour guitar faceplates available at launch, yet. However, the Red Octane blog did sneak preview three new World Tour guitar faceplate designs, with no ETA.

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As I mentioned, I prefer faceplates that mimic real guitar finishes rather than arbitrary designs, so these don’t do much for me. I’ll probably end up manually painting my own to get the finishes I want. Time to brush up on my fake plastic guitar painting skills ..

Update: See Metal Flake Les Paul Faceplates!

I love the American flag falce plate I got for my Les Paul. Makes that thing rock like 100 times harder.

David
November 18, 2008 at 9:13 pm

sweet! I’ve been looking all over for custom faceplates for the new GHWT guitar. why dont they have these in stores already? I’ve seen ‘many’ custom skins for the drum kit (wich look great btw) but cant find these anywhere. whats the hold-up?!

Cory
November 29, 2008 at 7:59 am

Yo! this is the shizznizzle ive been lookin for these for MONTHS thanx but does any1 know anywhere to buy them?

wakked owt
December 18, 2008 at 11:37 pm

By the way i mean for the bottom three faceplates and for in NZ

wakked owt
December 18, 2008 at 11:42 pm

The GH:WT faceplates are now for sale! There are 8 official designs in total.

http://www.redoctane.com/Guitar-Hero/Faceplates

I just bought two the other day.. I went for Blue Wood and Battle Damage, both of which are awesome. Not a fan of the other designs (three of which shown in the blog post, above)

Jeff Atwood
December 24, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Real wood Guitar Hero Les Paul faceplates:

http://jimmunroe.com/Faceplates/

Jeff Atwood
July 25, 2009 at 7:41 am

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