Top positive review
Replacement product now in tune, but still sharp edges
May 9, 2019
Update: changing from 2 stars to 4. 5 stars for customer service though. Seller contacted me to see if they could resolve the problem. They ended up sending me another one, which was in tune (not perfectly, but good enough for a toy and unless you have a really really good ear, you probably can’t even tell) but the edges were still sharp.. hence 4 stars. I’ll find some sand paper to round out the edges and I’m sure it’ll be fine. My 13-month old likes to chew on the plastic mallet, and turns out my dogs do too.. one of my dogs destroyed a plastic mallet on the same day we got it. *smack forehead* Good thing this comes with a set of wooden mallets too and you can easily play with just 1 mallet anyway.
Original review: This is a great deal and the sounds ring clear with both types of mallets, but I will return it. The last two bars are flat, and having it out of tune drives me crazy. I thought I saw someone else’s video review and the notes were in tune, so maybe I just got a bad one..? Also, the wooden stand part has sharp edges can easily scratch my 1-year old’s skin. Did not try using the whistle but it looks cute. Song cards are also a nice addition, even if printed on normal flimsy paper (instead of heavy cardstock or something). Really wanted this to work since I think a xylophone/glockenspiel is a great toy for kids, but this is the 2nd one I’ve purchased so far (different sellers) and both are out of tune. The search continues..