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Woodstock Guitars- 3-Choices

Speed to First Woot:
3m 8.222s
First Sucker:
rwcarter
Last Wooter to Woot:
malthus3
Last Purchase:
a year ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 32% of Kids Woots
Top 28% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 8% of Kids Woots
Top 9% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

  • 9% first woot
  • 5% second woot
  • 25% < 10 woots
  • 22% < 25 woots
  • 39% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 6% joined today
  • 1% one week old
  • 2% one month old
  • 9% one year old
  • 82% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 72% bought 1
  • 21% bought 2
  • 8% bought 3 or more

Percentage of Sales Per Hour

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conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3643 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Not so good reviews (2.3 out of 5.0) over at amazon

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3643 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Lets watch this thorough overview (with tips!)

breaddrink


quality posts: 20 Private Messages breaddrink

This is tricky...
If you're going to buy your kid any instrument, and price is a issue, it might be better to start them on something that is already cheaper by it's very form.
A Yamaha recorder for instance can instill the fundamentals of music but is in of itself a very respectable instrument that can be purchased for around 25-30 dollars depending on the size.

A 20 dollar guitar isn't going to be able to cut it. It isn't a respectable instrument. It will likely do more damage than good, even to very young players who just want to make noise, as it is literally impossible to derive any musical knowledge or progress from one or through playing one and will therefore eventually bore and frustrate.

Guitars have a lot of key elements that work together and as such need to be good quality. The machine heads won't stay in tune or turn smoothly enough to tune easily. It will very likely warp and have intonation issues right out of the box. Fret buzz on poorly dressed or warped necks will screw you up enough to mess with knowing if you're fingering a chord shape correctly or not.

You can buy a perfectly acceptable second hand smaller size classical acoustic for near to 100 dollars or less. My recommendation would be to not bother with this.

astacvi


quality posts: 2 Private Messages astacvi

Well, at least the manufacturer video shows what a worthless piece of crap this is. Not worth $5, let alone $10. Buy the kid a dimestore ukulele instead.

goatie


quality posts: 0 Private Messages goatie
astacvi wrote:Well, at least the manufacturer video shows what a worthless piece of crap this is. Not worth $5, let alone $10. Buy the kid a dimestore ukulele instead.



A dimestore ukulele is no better than a dimestore guitar - it's going to have the same quality issues.

If you want a very inexpensive instrument that can still be arguably called a musical instrument, I think a toy keyboard is the way to go (or maybe an app if your child uses your smartphone more than you do).

VMedcalf


quality posts: 1 Private Messages VMedcalf

That is one smug kid...

ackgo101


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ackgo101
VMedcalf wrote:That is one smug kid...



If you knew what he was playing you would humble yourself

tyler1429


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tyler1429

Bought this last time and it came broken and then broke again in an unrelated area of the guitar the first time it was played... If they offer to give you this guitar for free, refuse it and save yourself the frustration and an unhappy child.

stonetumbler


quality posts: 1 Private Messages stonetumbler

These things are horrible. I bought two last time and both of them were broken. Had to glue things back together. Strings will not stay tight. Wish I would have seen this earlier to stop anyone from buying. Woot didn't even offer to ship a new set,just refunded my money and said keep the guitars. Tells you they know they are bad.