DD (age 7) loves this set. I bought it for her for her kindergarten graduation since she is a Girl Scout. It is small, and the poles don't always stay in well, but she hasn't had any problems with usability. It can be disassembled, and DD stores it under her dresser. I'd give it a B+ only because the poles don't always stay in, and that may frustrate some people.
DD has this. Put the doll with the "tightest" limbs on the bottom because she is more likely to straighten out. Then put a doll with looser limbs on top of her because she is more likely to get into a sitting position. Then be sure to strap them in. It takes a wee bit of effort, but neither doll will fall out.
I just received this outfit, and the quality is great. I agree with the above posters who mentioned that this will probably snag very easily. I love it that AG finally included some skin-tone tights to keep dolly legs from freezing.
I'm going to give this outfit a B for two reasons:
1 - I think it won't have much longevity due to the delicacy of the fabric
2 - I think $28 is a bit steep for what you get. Considering it's only an outfit and a pair of tights, I would price it between $22 and $24.
The guitar is plastic? I never would have known. The UPS man just dropped this off, and I couldn't wait to open it. It is absolutely gorgeous. It looks just like the guitar DD got from Santa for Christmas. The wood finish is beautiful, the strap is definitely something a 10-year-old girl would add to her guitar, and the books are actually educational. I think you could even use the books to learn to play. The little compartment inside the case is just like a girl size case would be. A pick would have been the icing on the cake, but I know we would lose it anyway. If you or your DD is interested in guitar, this set is a must-have. I give it an A+ and will say that it's one of the nicest accessory sets I have bought.
We have it, and while it's nice I wouldn't cry in my soup if we didn't have it. It's large and difficult to keep out so it's stored most of the year, we've had a problem with jingle bells falling off, and it really doesn't have anything to do with the book story lines. If you find one for a good price, it might be worth it to get. But it's not something I would pay inflated eBay prices for. Spend your money on essential historical items before they retire. (Does this make you feel ANY better?)