Fender has announced the release of the Final Fantasy XIV Stratocaster guitar. The £3,199 limited-edition electric guitar was developed in collaboration with Fender and the Square Enix team as a special project for Fender’s 75th anniversary.
The physical features, playability, and sound of the Stratocaster guitar all come together to mirror the world of Final Fantasy XIV.
Starting May 25, the Final Fantasy XIV Stratocaster will be added as a new electric guitar feature on ‘the Performance System’ in FFXIV Patch 5.55.
With this new upgrade to the musical instrument playing system, users will be able to enjoy a wide range of sounds that vary from clean tones to unique distorted tones of an electric guitar and perform with special playing methods, such as pick sliding and muting.
The ‘Aetherolectric guitar’ will also be available at the playground ‘Gold Saucer,’ allowing fans to enjoy the sophisticated look of the Final Fantasy XIV Stratocaster guitar as a home furnishing in the game. Furthermore, the guitar is equipped with an in-game job called ‘Bard,’ which allows players to use special skills.
Developed in collaboration with the FFXIV team, the guitar has been designed to capture the originality, style and excitement of one of the world’s most popular online role-playing video games.