5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars wouldn't recommend,
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)My 6 year old daughter loves the guitar, but it is a cheaply made product. The end cap of the handle falls off easily. Also, to me, the operation of the guitar does not make sense. Guitars I am familiar with make sound when you strum the strings. This one makes the music when you press the buttons on the handle. There are wire strings but they make no sound. Seems like an awkward toy.
3.0 out of 5 stars Be Aware, this is a Toy, Not a Musical Instrument... but the Kids Absolutely Love It!,
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)We wanted to get our daughters a kid's guitar for Christmas so we did some research. It quickly became clear that pretty much every kid's guitar available in this price range has mediocre to terrible reviews. Without much to choose from, we gave this a try because it was on sale for $22 at the time. We bought two so that both of our girls, ages 3 and 6 could each have one (a.k.a. not fight over it).
On Christmas day they were very excited and both loved the guitars. They have played with them a lot since then and love "Rocking Out" with them. It is really cute to watch which makes it worth every penny. The guitar is easy for them to use and keeps them interested quite a bit.
As for the quality of the guitar, it is ok for a kids toy. It has a few different sounds and tunes that you activate with buttons on the neck of the guitar. My favorite is the applause button because it is great to see them wrap up and do their bows to the sound of applause. As for the actual function of the guitar, that is basically it. The "strings" don't do anything except make a light strumming sound. The sound does not go through the speaker. It is just the sound of wire strings vibrating. In other words, all the guitar playing really consists of is pushing buttons on the neck to play the prerecorded sounds. This is why I feel it can't be considered a musical instrument.
Overall, this isn't a great product. It is disappointing that the strings of the guitar really don't do anything, so you aren't actually playing a guitar. That being said, my girls absolutely love playing with them. So if you go into it knowing that you are getting a toy and not a musical instrument, you can be satisfied with the purchase.
3.0 out of 5 stars its okay,
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)My daughter raved about wanting this for a birthday present but played with it fewer times than other toys. She's an eight year old so go figure.
4.0 out of 5 stars My niece rocks!,
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)
My niece got this for her bday and loves it! The strings do make a sound when plucked which she loves but she does enjoy the buttons on the frets as well. She really likes when it goes idle and the guitar says "lets jam later". Her reply is "how about we not and jam now!". We haven't had an issue yet with the top falling off.
(the music in the video is coming from the mic stand, not the guitar)
3.0 out of 5 stars Would be a great toy with more songs,
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)I bought this for my children when they were going through a Princess and the Popstar fetish...I actually thought it was that brand of guitar, but it isn't. This one plays "I'm a Barbie girl" and, maybe because I grew up in the 90's and remember the original far too accurately, it drives me crazy to hear it played over and over again. The shoulder strap is great and my kids love it. But if it played more actual Barbie songs, that would be great.
2.0 out of 5 stars Fail...,
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)The guitar starts playing on its own, can't turn it off. Had to remove batteries. Tried resetting it but still does not work. Does not work.
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but not made well,
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)My 3 yr old wanted this so bad from Santa! She recieved it and she loves it, however, the end of the guitar keeps popping off. It does not seem to bother her, but she is not the one that has to constantly snap it back on!
5.0 out of 5 stars She loved it,
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)My 4 year old daughter begged us for the Dora Guitar for weeks. Once we saw it up close in the store we realized that it wasn't going to really do much and she would grow out of it quickly. We opted for this Barbie Jam and she absolutely loves it. It has more features that she will grow into.
3.0 out of 5 stars great idea but cheaply made,
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)My daughter's enjoy the preprogammed music on it, but it is cheaply made, the top little pink piece comes off easily.
4.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves it!,
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Barbie Jam With Me Rock Star Guitar (Toy)My 3 year old begged for this guitar after seeing it in Target. She received it for her birthday and loves it. The end does come off, but only if you hit it on something. It's not made to teach kids guitar basics. It's made to let little girls pretend to be rock stars and that's just what it does.