Great Kids Guitar
Do your kids ask for an electric guitar? I have an acoustic guitar, and I didn't want to invest a lot in an electric one for the kids, so I got this one. It sounds great (well, it sounds like it will be great once they learn how to play it), and it was easy on my wallet...
Best guitar for kids
Great for kids. Makes learning easy and fun. High quality product compared to “toy” guitars out there. Fun for adults to play with too
A little costly for what's provided, but a good starting point for those of us with small hands.
I've read the reviews from musicians panning this guitar for all sorts of reasons, but I'm approaching it from a different perspective. I'm an adult with small hands and I've always found learning guitar difficult because my fingers don't reach where they need to reach. So I figured I'd try this out. Admittedly, the app needs some work and the flashcards don't do a great job telling me what I need to do to get each chord going, but the concept of a three-string guitar is a good one. And yes, the sound leaves something to be desired and the strings aren't great, but again, I'm just trying to learn so I don't need wonderful sound yet, but merely something that roughly equals what I'm trying to achieve. And this does the trick. Off to practice...
Fun and it sounds awesome!
I think most people will probably be fine with the acoustic Loog for their kids--especially if you don't have any sort of amp just lying around the house. But since my teenage son is already a guitar player, we do have an amp, this was a great little "toy" to get! My son plugged it in to the amp, and it sounds wonderful! Since he's a little more experienced, he can really play the little three string Loog. He isn't so wild about giving a small child what he thinks is only a partial guitar, but I think it's a great way to get an stringed instrument into a child's hands early on.
Great for the musically frustrated
I'm a middle aged guy who has owned guitars but found the process of learning complicated finger patterns a barrier to actually making music. I got the Loog for Christmas this year and in a few short weeks I am rockin' right along. I didn't tune it like they recommend so that using their app I'd be able to make the jump to a six string because, frankly, i don't care. I tuned it to GDG (open G) and searched for Cigar Box Guitar lessons and tabs online (for the three string Cigar Box Guitar) and, voila, I'm making music that sounds like music. With open tuning I can play a ton of chords with one finger (barring three strings is easier than six) but there are all sorts of other chord shapes to learn as well as the muting and strumming and use of a slide and all the other things that go into guitar playing. I'm sure "real" guitarists will turn up their noses but for someone who just wants to make some music, I'd say Cigar Box Guitar or if you don't like that aesthetic, Loog it up!