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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 a 3 year search, we have finally found THE BEST GUITAR for KIDS!!!
If you are short on time, just go grab a Loog guitar right now* - the guitars are a great blend of features, come in a variety of colors, and are extremely reasonably priced!:
* These popular guitars can sell out during the Christmas season, so plan your purchase timing wisely!
Keep reading for details on our experience with these cool little guitars...
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 a way 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. Note that this guitar was bought with hard earned money and was not given to me for free - I really feel this is the best kids guitar:
Here's another picture that gives you a different visual perspective of the best guitar for kids:
My young son absolutely loves to play the Loog electric. I think it was his favorite gift ever! Loog is always working on exciting new guitar offerings and we are really looking forward to the products they come up with to make learning guitar easier and easier for kids! Go check this guitar out now!
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