Pros: 3 modes, english and spanish, good battery life, lots of activities, volume control
Cons: hard to use some features in traditional manner, volume control not childproof
Great toy guitar for toddlers. There is a button on the neck to add little guitar riffs (so kids really feel like they are "playing" guitar along with the songs). A quick pull on the "whammy bar" and the songs start and the disc spins to show different animals and numbers, it can also be turned manually using the large knob in the middle. There are three modes: numbers, animals (animal sound teaching) and music mode. There are two selections for volume and you can switch between English and Spanish, there is also a French/English version which I wish we had instead as my kids learn french at school. My kids loved to sing along and pretend the were playing the guitar, the whammy bar was difficult for them to push down on holding the guitar in the traditional manner so my kids usually ended up sitting on the floor with the guitar laying flat on their lap. A strap may have fixed that problem but obviously it would have been a safety hazard. The songs are cute and not too annoying I just wish the volume switch was child proof so I could adjust the volume and not have my kids turn it back to loud. It's very sturdy and has survived lots of drops and stepping on. The battery life is pretty good and it takes 3 AA batteries.