Barbie Jam with Me Electric Guitar

Barbie karaoke pretend guitar with vocal tracks cartridge, whammy bar and headset microphone

Barbie Jam with Me Electric GuitarBarbie karaoke guitar looks and plays like a real electric guitar. Comes with a cartridge that plays top hits, with and without vocals. The freeplay option and automatic chords let kids rock out while accessories like the whammy bar and headset microphone add to the fun. Song cartridge includes three top hits to sing along to. Four modes of play allow kids to jam, strum, or play along karaoke style. Flower keypads produce different guitar riffs.

The electric guitar, an iconic instrument that has shaped multiple genres of music, has its roots in the early 20th century when musicians began experimenting with amplifying acoustic guitars to combat the issue of low volume in ensemble and orchestral settings. By the 1930s, inventors like George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker had produced one of the first commercially available electric guitars, known as the "Frying Pan." Over time, the technology evolved with significant contributions from pioneers like Les Paul, who developed solid-body designs that reduced feedback and allowed for a variety of new sounds. The 1950s and '60s saw the rise of Fender and Gibson models, solidifying the electric guitar's role in the burgeoning genres of rock 'n' roll, blues, and later, hard rock and metal. Artists like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page showcased the instrument's versatility and expressive power, ushering in a golden age of innovation in guitar design and playing techniques. Nowadays, the electric guitar continues to be a staple of modern music, its technology ever-advancing with new electronic effects, materials, and playing methods. From its humble beginnings to its current status as a cultural and musical symbol, the electric guitar remains a cornerstone of artistic expression.