This USB GarageBand Guitar Puts a Little Apple in Your Fender

It may not be the first USB guitar, but this USB version of the Squire Stratocaster is the first one you're going to find available from the Apple Store. A joint effort between Fender and Apple, this guitar can get you you shredding in GarageBand.

A fairly normal Stratocaster except for the inclusion of a headphone jack and Type B Mini-USB port in addition to the good old 1/4 inch jack, this guitar will be sold exclusively through Apple Store for $200. At a price like that, it's pretty clear this isn't exactly a high-end instrument. But if you (or your kid) wants to noodle around in Garageband, it's a solid deal.

It'll come with an old-fashioned 30-pin connector instead of a Lightning cable. So if you want to use it with a newer iDevice, you'll have to get a cable to go with it, which could be a little extra expense. But all in all, it seems like a great way to get started learning the instrument. [Fender via 9to5Mac via The Verge]