The Loog Guitar – Rockness Music’s Top Gift PickDecember 18, 2012
I received my Loog guitar this week. This guitar gets a Rockness Music: A+
I’m always saying in our preschool music classes…..the cheap imitation guitars are not worth a dime.
The metal strings are too hard, they do not keep their tune – we all know how hard it is to tune your child’s six string guitar ten times a day (or at least to keep the strings from breaking). In the past I have always recommended the ukulele for preschoolers.
But now the Loog Guitar. This is the answer. A Ukulele is still a great option for a child’s first instrument (and potentially more cost effective). That is the only tough part. The guitar retails at $149.00. Any professional will tell you it is well worth the money.
A perfect design for little people. Nylon strings, THREE, not six. A slender neck and an easy body to hold.
You will find yourself strumming on this monster in no time. Easy to play, easy to fret and (make up) chords. Thats right! It’s kind of difficult to make it sound bad. The way the strings are laid out really makes the performer at an immediate advantage. You and your child will benefit from this instrument. Welcome to the future. Loog Guitars!
The Loog Guitar started as an academic project in 2010 when Rafael Atijas developed the concept as his Master’s thesis at New York University. The fact that The Loog Guitar was conceived in a university actually explains a lot about the company’s culture: their main goal is not to make the most profit, but to offer a product that is unique and well-designed.
In March 2011, The Loog Guitar was launched via Kickstarter, a fundraising website for creative projects. We set the goal to raise $15,000 and instead ended up raising $65,618 from people all over the world who believed in the project and wanted to play a part in bringing this idea to life.
Loog Guitars is driven by a passion for music and sustainable design. They source their wood only from responsibly managed forests and are committed to quality and safety standards that meet or exceed government regulations.
They started this company because they love guitars and believe that building them is an essential part of understanding and loving the instrument. When you build your own guitar you develop a deep connection with it. They want to share this experience with their customers and that is why The Loog Guitar ships unassembled for parents and children to build them at home.