How do you tune a Loog Guitar?
Quick answer: GBE, from low to high.
Loog Guitars use the same first three strings -and tuning- of a six-string guitar. This is why everything you learn on a Loog can later be applied on a standard guitar.
Now, Loog Guitars are all about exploration, so you can also use other string-configurations and tuning if you want to: Open A, Open G… whatever works for you.
Can I play ANY song on a 3-string guitar?
Yes. In fact, a regular chord in a standard 6-string guitar is usually comprised of no more than 3 notes. Loog Guitars allow you to play real chords and any song. It will not sound as full as if it were played with a high-end, concert guitar, but because of that same reason it provides a more approachable experience; more suitable for kids and beginners.
What is the minimum age recommendation for Loog Guitars?
We recommend the Loog Mini for children 3 and up, and the Loog Pro for kids 8 and up.
Is The Loog Guitar only for kids?
Absolutely not. We designed them for kids, but even the Loog Mini is certainly suitable for just anybody who likes to play guitar. We count parents, grandparents and even pro guitarists as some of our most loyal customers.
If I learn to play a Loog Guitar, can I then use those learnings to play a regular 6-string guitar?
Yes, playing a Loog is not entirely different from playing a traditional guitar, it is just simpler. Since we use the same first three strings -and tuning- of a six-string guitar, everything you learn on a Loog can later be applied on a standard guitar. The transition is natural and seamless. Likewise, you can buy books or go online to find the chords to your favorite songs, and use those same chord-tabs meant for six-string guitars to play on your Loog. You just need to pay attention to the finger-placement on the first three strings and simply ignore the other ones!
Loog Guitars used to come unassembled for kids and parents to build together, what happened?
We still like the idea of kids and parents assembling a Loog together, but found out that the experience had mixed reviews: some liked it while others got intimidated or even frustrated (Where does this screw go? How do I string it?).
So, from now on, we're focusing on the experience of playing guitar rather than building it. By shipping our guitars fully assembled and ready to play, kids and beginners can get right to learning their first songs. And with the new Loog app in the mix, we think we can get them there faster and in a much more entertaining way.
Do you offer a left-handed Loog?
Not yet, sorry. We have a few lefties on our team and they simply flip the order of the strings, just like Hendrix did. Worked great for him and works quite well for them too :)
Should a beginner start with the acoustic model first and only then move to an Electric Loog?
Not really. In fact, some argue that it’s easier to start with an electric guitar, because the strings are closer to the fretboard and that makes them more comfortable to play. We suggest going with whatever model you like best.
Do I need an amplifier for the Electric Loog?
Just like any other electric guitar, the Electric Loog needs an amplifier to sound loud and clear. Having said that, know that electric guitars (unlike electronic keyboards), do function when unplugged. In fact, that's how most of us play our electric guitars at home - this way, we keep the volume down (no grumpy neighbors) and, even though we can't make any distortion sounds, we can still practice, play and even write songs.
I am interested in purchasing the Loog for a school. Do you offer special pricing for institutions?
We actually do. Please visit our Educators page to learn more.