Over the years, we've spent a lot of our time interviewing famous guitar players, reviewing the best guitars and gear, writing articles about guitar, playing guitar... The guys who bring you UberProAudio aren't just guitar journalists though, we are also all parents, and naturally we want our kids to grow up to either be rockstars, or at least be competent guitar players (ha!).
After quite the search, we have finally found THE BEST GUITAR for KIDS!!!
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First, let's talk about the history of guitars for kids. Usually what has been out there in the market is really cheap, poor quality acoustic or electric guitars that are shrunk down versions of larger 6 string guitars. The tough thing is that playing songs on guitar can be a daunting task for beginners, and it gets exponentially harder if you are a kid or someone with very small hands. A 6 string neck is just way too much to learn on. Loog solves this: their 3-string guitars reduce chords to the basic triad, allowing for an easier and faster learning process. With a Loog and its accompanying app, kids can play songs on day one, feeling rewarded and encouraged to keep on playing and learning. Whenever I teach friends or family guitar, I like to start off with those basic triads - having a guitar with a very small, slim neck, that has only three strings to worry about, really let's the kid focus on getting comfortable with guitar.
This is probably why WIRED said “If you’re thinking of getting your kids interested in music, the Loog guitar is perfect.”
The Loog guitars use the first three strings of a guitar - same strings, same tuning. This is why finger placement and everything you learn on a Loog can be applied on a 6-string guitar too. And with the free Loog Guitar app, learning guitar is as fun as playing a game. What this means is that you can learn on a Loog and then transfer those skills so that you can play any guitar.
Loog mentions that playing a musical instrument helps children benefit in almost every level: it enhances their cognitive skills while fostering creative thinking and their ability to focus. Loog guitars are specifically designed to be played again and again, providing a stimulating experience that allows kids to learn while having fun. These Loog guitars are not only great for kids and beginners though - they are pretty sweet little guitars to have in your office. Play some slide on them, play some riffs, throw the guitar in the car for a trip... The price is so reasonable, it's a no-brainer to try one or two of them.
There's some sweet videos of the Loog guitars in action - check this one out - we can post more in the comments if you'd like.
Here's a picture of the Loog guitar in my professional guitar rig - it gives you a comparison so you can get a better feel of the size of the electric guitar for kids:
Here's another picture that gives you a different visual perspective of the best guitar for kids:
My young son (5 years old) loves to play the Loog electric. Their acoustics are supposed to be fit for even younger kids. You can also get small amplifiers and other accessories directly from Loog. Go check it out and make sure to use Coupon Code LOOG10 to get 10% off your order at Loog!