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Easy to clean?
on August 23, 2012
I ordered this guitar for my three year old niece because, like all kids, she loves music and messing around with levers and switches and whatnot. Right off the bat, I was disappointed when I opened the box to find a flat decal on the face of the guitar. The whole thing is activated by 'touch' sensors, so there are no protruding buttons on the guitar! Lame! It looked like fun with all the different buttons and effects, but it looks more like one of those Paper Jamz guitars you get at Walgreens. LeapFrog recently launched a line of Touch Magic toys, with this guitar being one of the first items in the series.
The actual sound is pretty good. There are options for drums, crowd noise, vocals on or off, and guitar solos and flourishes. A nice range of options. It only comes loaded with 10 songs, but 10 is a lot better than just one song, over and over and over.
The flat face is the biggest letdown, but it is easy to wipe down. It also comes with a nice little guitar strap, and it is very lightweight overall. I'd say the general length of the guitar is about 18", just right for a small child, and its fairly thin, not bulky at all.
The original MSRP was $39.99 for this item, which I would say is outrageous, but at half that price, for a kid who loves playing with musical toys, it's not a bad deal.