272 of 280 people found the following review helpful
DO NOT TRUST THE REVIEWS, I AM A MUSICIAN AND CAN VOUCH FOR THIS PRODUCT,
This review is from: Star MG50-BL Kids Acoustic Toy Guitar 23-Inch, Blue (Electronics)Customer Video Review Length:: 3:28 Mins
Let me start by saying this guitar is actually a pretty good deal. I am serious, 18 dollars for a full 6-string guitar the size of a ukulele? Awesome! I bought this for myself as a joke not really expecting much. I saw the low reviews, many of them being 1-star and was a bit hesitant, but seeing it was 10 dollars I decided to drop the money as I would not be losing too much. Many of the reviews complained that this was just a toy and not a real instrument, I beg to differ.
Now I play guitar (an electric and acoustic) and have been playing for the past 10 years. I am quite knowledgeable in the workings of a guitar and how to set it up. If you notice, many of the 1-star reviews state that this is a bad product because the strings broke and the replacement strings broke too. Let me start off by saying that this is totally expected. Even when buying a high-end guitar, many players if not all, replace the strings with ones they prefer for both sound,... Read more
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This guitar is a simple toy that will make smile your little one.,
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This review is from: Star MG50-PL Kids Acoustic Toy Guitar 23-Inch, Purple (Electronics)
This was a perfect and inexpensive guitar for our 5 yr old daughter. This is only a cute toy, it is all wood, with "real" strings, does tune but the frets are not designed like a real guitar, and you can't play chords. BUT you can't expect for the price to receive more than a simple toy that will make smile your little one. If you are looking for a student or high quality guitar, this one is not a good choice. It is not going to be worthy of playing as an instrument. NOW, If you are looking for a pleasant surprise, this guitar will be a perfect gift for the little ones!! My daughter loves it and that makes me feel happy with my purchase.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Can be made playable, but requires knowledge and effort,
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This review is from: Star MG50-PK Kids Acoustic Toy Guitar 23-Inch, Pink (Electronics)My wife and I bought this for our 2 year old son as a gift based on the video review where the guitar is shown as being playable. I was also able to get our guitar to hold pitch and "play" but only because I am familiar with the basics of guitar setup and simple woodworking.
I followed the advice given in the video review to use hard tension nylon strings and find that while they hold pitch, the 3rd string is too loose compared to the others to make a good sound. Perhaps this will improve as the strings stretch, but experimenting with other strings may be worthwhile.
1. Remove all strings, tailpiece, nut and bridge.
2. File the headstock to create a level place to mount the nut. The gap between 1st fret and nut was particularly large and uneven on the guitar we received so I also had to trim the fingerboard with a utility knife to make a clean, straight edge at the top of the fingerboard.
3. Reattach nut. (I used wood glue)
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