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Review of First Act Discovery’s 30” Acoustic Guitar

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This isn't the first guitar to enter out home. In fact, my 5-year-old got his first guitar as a Christmas present almost two years ago. But kids being kids, he had it almost destroyed by the time he was old enough to appreciate it (and he had been begging me for a "real" guitar for some time.)

When we received a First Act Discovery Acoustic Guitar for him to review, he was ecstatic! He noticed right away, that it was perfectly sized for him. It looked and felt like any adult acoustic guitar, and the construction was much sturdier than we had expected. Here are some highlights from my son's experience with guitar:

  • It was light enough for him to carry around, but not flimsy (my 2-year-old fell on it once or twice, but it withstood the trauma.)
  • The sound quality was very good. I've played guitar, and for something you can pick up from the retailer for under $30, this is really as good as it gets.
  • The learning features of the guitar were the best -- the stickers could be placed on the string post covers to help coach kids on their notes. (And they easily come off once they've learned it.)
Any drawbacks to this guitar? Not really, as to be expected, we broke a few strings already. (My rock n' roll son just couldn't help getting a little crazy with his rehearsals.) The guitar comes with a few of the "most commonly" destroyed strings, which is good. Unfortunately, the ones we snapped weren't included. I am told that customer service will help us out, and I'm looking forward to getting them ordered.

If your kids are asking about picking up an instrument, the Discovery Guitar is a safe pick (no pun intended). I could go on and on on the benefits of starting your children young with a flexible and fun music program.. but you probably didn't come here for that.

Sturdy and safe, the First Act is truly a class-act! Read more about it at www.firstact.com.

Wanna win? One lucky reader can get their very own First Act Discovery Acoustic Guitar. To be eligible, please visit all the instruments at www.firstact.com. Let us know which is your favoriate in the comments section of this post. You may enter one time per day until May 16th, 2009. Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck!


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127 comments

  1. My kids have been asking about a guitar. Ill have to check it out.
    Im asking all fellow bloggers to please vote or buy a card to help my daughters card win in the Hallmark's Mother's Day Card Contest that ends on Mother's Day. Visit my blog to find out the details.

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  2. My son has been asking for a harmonica, I love the first harmonica.

    K. C.
    kccuties(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  3. I like the eco-friendly Bambusa. I can't wait to teach my son to play.

    B.

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  4. I love the Paul Westerburg He is great
    Butchbarbee66[at]aol[dot]com

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  5. I really like the Bambusa Electric Guitar.

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. My son would love this guitar. He'd also love the Delia LS. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway.

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  7. Our kiddo would LOVE this! We just bought her a harmonica and she loves that. If I had to choose something other than a guitar, I'd pick First Act Discovery Grand Piano.

    ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. We like the 41" Acoustic Guitar with hardcase. Oh momma. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  9. I had my 6 year old son choose his favorite one. He loves the First Act Discovery 30" Designer Acoustic with the flames. He has been asking for a guitar since he was two. Great craftmanship by the way!

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  10. Discovery 5pc Drum Set - Silver w/Blue Stars is very cool too!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  11. The Harmonica ould seem to be the easiest instrument for Tristan to start with.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  12. the acoustic guitar because mom has one

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  13. I'd luv to win this great guitar. Many thx. susan wiener, swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  14. My daughter would love to get the lap harp!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  15. the harmonica - my daughter really wants one.

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  16. the 41" Acoustic Guitar with hardcase

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  17. The Clarinet! This is a nice little guitar. electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  18. I'm a little upset with my son so let's go with the First Act Discovery Grand Piano for my granddaughter.

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  19. i got the teacher now i need the guitar

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  20. My husband plays guitar and my two year old has such an interest in learning already..I also like the
    First Act Discovery Junior Bongos

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  21. The Lola! Awesome!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  22. I love the First Act Discovery Stand & JAM Drum Set. :)

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  23. I love the discovery strawberry guitar, it's adorable. My daughter is studying guitar in school and just has a loaner for the school year, would be great for her to have one of her own! thanks for the chance

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  24. I like the eco-friendly Bambusa. I can't wait to teach my son to play.

    B.

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  25. I like the First Act Discovery 30" Designer Acoustic -

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  26. My daughter would love to win the First Act Discovery 30" Designer Acoustic Pink Guitar - she is always trying to play her brothers and this one would be the perfect size for her.

    candigrlme@aol.com

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  27. My kids would love the First Act Discovery Lap Harp with Case.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  28. I like the First Act Band and Concert Series Saxophone. Great site!
    coachsusie@bellsouth.net

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  29. my little granddaughter has asked for a quitar for her birthday in June...would love to win this...would also love the 41 inch acoustic quitar...thanks for the great giveaway

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  30. the drum sets are cool.I follow

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  31. This would be perfect for my boys! I would love the Lola guitar from the limited edition series for myself!

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  32. The acoustic guitar with the case. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  33. i think First Act Discovery Grand Piano.

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  34. the 41" Acoustic Guitar with hardcase

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  35. Would love the Delgada Bass Guitar for my son!

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  36. i like the dalia - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  37. I would love the flute.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  38. I like the 41" Acoustic Guitar with hardcase.

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  39. Clarinet. electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  40. Stand and jam drum set is cute!

    elizberry at aol dot com

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  41. Electric Guitar - Tire Tracks is my favorite.
    toomuchrock@gmail.com

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  42. Thank you for a great giveaway! I really like the First Act Discovery Grand Piano for my daughter. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  43. I'd love to have one of these, I've have 8 kids all wanting to learn to play, I've have one who'd dreams of some day playing with a band outside of school bands, where they restrict what you're allowed to play in public! please sign me up~ thanks

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  44. I like the eco-friendly Bambusa. I can't wait to teach my son to play.

    B.

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  45. I like the Lap Harp with case. My daughter has it and loves it. She was able to learn it pretty quickly and can play several songs with it.

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  46. I like penny piano! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  47. I like the pink electrice guitar with camo built in speaker!

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  48. acoustic guitar with the case is cool 2nd entry, I follow

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  49. The First Recorder, because I had one when I was little.

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  50. I like the 41" Acoustic Guitar with hardcase, but the Discovery 5pc Drum Set - Silver w/Blue Stars is very cool also.

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  51. I tryed the harmonica and that was a nightmare
    Butchbarbee66[at]aol[dot]com

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  52. Clarinet, thanks. electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  53. I like First Act Discovery Band in Bucket.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. love the first harmonica.


    sallstun
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  55. I like the Delia Limited Edition guitar.

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  56. I like the custom section, some of the guitar, esp the les paul lookalikes are beautiful!!!!! I want to play the rift from "mother" on that, it is the prefect acoustic axe/hammer (which ever slang you like).
    louis2nil@aol.com

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  57. I love the concert violin!
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  58. I like the Bambusa.
    Thanks!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  59. One of my twin 18 year old sons would love this guitar! He wants to learn and doesn't have one.

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  60. I know my kids (and hubby) would love to have the Discovery 5pc Drum Set.

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  61. I like the eco-friendly Bambusa. I can't wait to teach my son to play.

    B

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  62. I like the aquitic guitar w/case, but wouldn't mind a violin either.

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  63. I really like the Delia LS limited Edition guitar.

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. the band in a bucket would come in handy for our homeschool! neenee838@yahoo.com

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  65. I like the 7 Piece Shooting Star Drum Set.








    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  66. Clarinet! electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  67. I like Lola from Limited Edition Guitars

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  68. I like the strawberry one just darling my grandaughter has been wanting one thanks.

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  69. i like the Bambusa Electric Guitar


    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  70. please sign me up, we'd could use 1 of these in this house hold thanks~

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  71. the 41" Acoustic Guitar with hardcase

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  72. My little guy likes drums and has been asking for a set. I like the
    Discovery 5pc Drum Set- Silver with Blue Stars.

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  73. the Do-Re-Mi Xylophone - Sound Puzzle is SO cute for the little ones

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  74. My godson would love this! He has been asking for a guitar because his daddy plays. If I had my way, I would get him the Discovery 5pc Drum Set - Silver w/Blue Stars! LOL

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  75. i like the build a drum puzzle. perfect introduction for the littlest of the bunch

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  76. The Eco-friendly Bambusa is my favorite.

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  77. Love the cherry red Lola! Wicked ax :)

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  78. The Sheena guitar in blue is beautiful. That's my pick.

    lrsweeps[at]gmail[.]com

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  79. I have a couple of kids that would love the Shooting Star drum set.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  80. We love the Lola limited edition guitar!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  81. My great nephew's birthday is coming up and his dad plays a guitar, this would make an excellent gift.

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  82. I would love the chance to win, thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  83. I like the Bambusa Electric Guitar.

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  84. The Bambusa Electric Guitar is my favorite!
    pleaseundress@yahoo.com

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  85. The FE436 First Act Discovery Electric guitar with camo built in speaker green is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  86. My 18 year old twins would love this guitar! They want to learn!

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  87. I think the Music Learning Pals - Xander Xylophone is cute

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  88. I love the Single Cutaway Electric Guitar
    I'd learn to play it myself!

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  89. Loving the 41 inch acoustic guitar with hardcase!

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  90. I really like the pink electrice guitar with camo built in speaker. Thank you!!

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  91. The Learn and Play Harmonica looks like something my daughter might be able to pick up. I would love to win the guitar because my father-in-law is a professional guitarist and would love to teach my daughter.

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  92. like the aquitic guitar w/case, I follow.

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  93. 41"accoustic guitar with hardcase.
    john ferris
    guapo1317@live.com

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  94. I like the penny piano! I would love to win this guitar for my daughter :)


    kylie8cake(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. I like the eco-friendly Bambusa. I can't wait to teach my son to play.

    B.

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  96. My son would like the First Act Discovery Stand & JAM Drum Set

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  97. I think the Do-Re-Mi Xylophone - Sound Puzzle would be great for my grandson, and not too annoying for his parents. :-)

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. wow! What a wonderful giveaway:) I heart the Bambusa Electric Guitar:)My grandsons would love this gutar win:)

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  99. My son would love the harmonica.

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  100. I really like the semi-hollow bodied LE002 Delia guitar. Very nice!

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  101. The Bambusa Electric Guitar is my favorite.

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  102. Clarinet! electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  103. i like the My First Recorder

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  104. Bambusa Electric Guitar
    thanks for the contest

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  105. I like the junior accordion.
    UGroGrl@gmail.com

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  106. the 41" Acoustic Guitar with hardcase

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  107. I love the First Act Discovery 30" Designer Acoustic :)

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  108. I love the Music Learning Pals - Xander Xylophone !
    Really cute musical toys for young children.

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  109. I love that stand and jam drum set. Between that and this Guitar we could have quite the band going with my two kids.

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  110. The First Act Discovery Band in Bucket would be a fun introduction to instruments for my three year old granddaughter!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  111. In addition to the Acoustic Guitar, I also like the First Act Discovery Grand Piano. What a fun way to nurture music in our children. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  112. designer guitar with blue flames

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  113. not really an instrument but the Professional Vocal Microphone would be a hit with my little singers!

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  114. I really like the 49 Key Electronic Keyboard. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

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  115. Paul Westerberg Signature Guitar

    writetosteve(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  116. I think until the kinder actually learns how to play the Concert Series Violin, we'll hate it...but afterward, lovely. :-)

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  117. I really like the First Act Discovery Stand & JAM Drum Set for my daughter.

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  118. this contests the best in the world, my kids love music and they'd love to learn on one of these, please sign me up 4 it!

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  119. The Lola guitar looks very nice!

    ms.lilyk@gmail.com

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