This was a real bummer. Bought it for my son and husband and it's basically a piece of plastic that doesn't make any noise. They told me to just throw it in the trash. Literally like throwing $ away. Listen to the other 1 star reviews... they were right.
The selling point for me was the compact nature and. O sound features. My daughter was able to bring it to school and practice in study halls or other quiet spaces. It helps learning finger placement. I liked it so much, I bought a second one for me. I have an office job. I use it at work and use then practice on my full sized guitar at home.
Thought this would be a great gift for my husband. He is learning to play guitar, and I thought this would be handy to break out and practice chord changes. He didn't like it - said it didn't make sense without giving you sound to hear if you are playing the chords correctly. I am planning on returning the item.
Thank you for the great produces.
My musical daughters will love these fun instruments! We can take them on the go, entertain friends and family. So fun and creative
👎 👎👎 This was a gift for my husband. I thought he could take it with him to kill time in the car or use to chill and easily practice playing guitar in bed or wherever he is. - Nope I also thought worst case scenario my 12 yr old son could practice his cords on it without having to bring his guitar around with him. - Nope You can't do anything with it because there is no way to strum it. There are no strings to strum! Just a plastic molded plate that looks like strings. Even if if you try strumming the neck (the portion that does have strings), it makes no sound either, so you don't really know if you are making the cord correctly if it's for practice purposes. The videos on YouTube make it seem like people are really enjoying jamming on it and as though the onlookers are actually enjoying as well - but you would get just as much pleasure out of picking up a broom to pretend to jam on. I got more musical practice and enjoyment out of those card sized mini electric pianos back in the 90's that you could get at the 99Cent store. Buyer Beware
We gave this to my brother as a groomsman gift (he was too young for the alcohol...) and he absolutely loved it!
My nephew thinks the Pocketstrings is cool and really useful. He plays the guitar and this will enable him to practice when he can't bring the large guitar.
New York, NY
In short, a piece of useless junk. I nearly cut my self on the fret ends, no point in trying to tune it, you can't and even if you could SO WHAT ? They seem to leave out the part about NOT BEING ABLE TO STRUM THE THING !! In the, "Happy videos" you see someone "playing" it, while others look on, entertained. By what, there's NO SOUND ! Just a piece of plastic with 6 raised lines, that you can pretend to strum> And most importantly, IF THERE IS NO SOUND, OR WAY TO PLAY THE STRINGS, YOU CANNOT PRACTICE WITH IT !!!!!!! WHAT POSSIBLE GOOD IS FRETTING A STRING, WHEN YOU CAN'T HERE IF YOU'RE DOING IT RIGHT.? YOU COULD BE PLAYING THE CHORD WRONG AND NEVER KNOW IT. SO I ASK YOU,....IS THAT PRACTICING, NOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!! NOT a practice ,....anything ! And even if you could tune it, the 3rd fret, would in essence be the 12th fret, because it is half way (presumably) between the nut and saddle.
bad art dog
COOL, UNIQUE GIFT. DIFFICULT TO TUNE