The Bottom Line
Paper Jamz are cardboard guitars, drum kits and amplifiers that really rock. With three modes of play and three songs pre-loaded on each guitar, kids are going to want to collect the whole rock band.
- No musical ability is required to play Paper Jamz guitars successfully
- Each guitar toy has three songs pre loaded, plus three play modes
- They are very lightweight and flat for storage or carrying
- Kids who love music will love these toys
- Paper Jamz guitar toys are affordable
- With only three preloaded songs, kids may wish for more content
- Experienced guitar players may find the toy guitars limiting because they can't play real chords
- Affordable toy guitars come loaded with three songs.
- Three modes of play let kids jam successfully right away or make up their own music with their friends.
- Paper Jamz drums, amps and guitar straps are also available
- The amp is not required to play the Paper Jamz guitar toys
- The guitars have a touch-sensitive paper surface with no real strings or texture at all.
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Paper Jamz come with three pre-loaded longs and three play modes.
The easiest of the three play modes is Perfect Play mode, which really doesn't feel much like playing guitar. Kids strum along and make sounds, but the music sounds mostly complete whether they strum or not.
The second mode, Rhythm Mode lets kids control the tempo of the rhythm line, which may or may not be in sync with the rest of the track that's playing automatically. It feels more like they are in control, but it does not depend on fret fingering for success. Kids just strum to the beat.
Freestyle mode is the most fun. Kids can strum or, by pressing a spot on every other fret, change the sounds or even play chords. The strumming is also freestyle and there is no background music to follow.
The touch-sensitive cardboard surface does not allow experienced guitar players to play real chords or depress specific strings. This makes it easier for inexperienced players to master the toy, but guitar players might find this limiting.