Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Fun, clever and expandable
We bought our four year-old son an original Paper Jamz guitar, not realising that the "Pro" version was required for uploading your own songs. He was very disappointed when we told him he couldn't have his favourite music on it!
We therefore upgraded him to this one which is quite frankly an amazing toy. The process of copying mp3s onto the instrument is nice and easy, which is good as you can only store three songs at a time. If a song is extra long (think November Rain by Guns N' Roses) then you'll use up multiple slots on the guitar.
There is a great selection of songs that are already programmed to work perfectly with the guitar. If you already own the mp3s, you just upload and it recognises them, offering you the perfect play function.
This guitar's perfect play does behave slightly differently to the original series. With this Pro guitar, although it does give you the correct chords, you have to match the rhythm by yourself. With the original series, as long as you just strummed occasionally, it would match both the rhythm and the chord.
This doesn't detract from a brilliant product, though it does make it a bit more challenging for a young child to get a good sound. However the scope for uploading your own songs far outweighs this change, and there are other added features like a whammy bar effect and octave changes.
All in all, a brilliant toy; I have to admit that when the boy is asleep, I do occasionally rock out to a bit of Green Day when the wife isn't about!
27 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great fun for all ages!
From 2 years to 45 years - everyone's had a go! Such a great gift for 8 year olds
14 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Fantastic
My 3 year old loves this, it has no strings but you just stroke it just the same and it plays. Have not dowloaded our own music yet but for just over 10 pounds this toy is just amazing. It looks fab too and will last for ages. Great buy, even dad was impressed!!
03 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Very nice toy for young and old kids
I bought this guitar for my son, Yesterday Santa gave it to him in the kindergarden. I have no words to say how excited he was about it.
Excellent toy which I think it is not exactly a toy, having in mind he will use it long time in the future
20 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great
Bought this for my 6 year old. Ordered it online for home delivery on friday night, it arrived first thing monday morning. So that was great. Price Fantastic!! We have opened it put batteries in and had a play. Very strange as it has no strings, but it sounds really good, can't believe the technology you get for such a bargain price!! We have yet to try and download our own songs to it, but I am sure we will have a happy little boy on Christmas day. Also bought the strap and case!!
14 December 2013