Loog Guitars is a line of customizable, 3-string guitars, to be built by children with their parents.
Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. With your help, we would like to launch a line of customizable, 3-string guitars, to be built by children with their parents.
The Loog Guitar, that's how we call it, is not a toy. It is a real guitar, made out of real wood, that tunes, plays and sounds amazing. But its not just a downsized-replica of a regular guitar; the difference is that it has been designed from scratch with a child's needs, comfort and safety in mind, from the fun shapes, the rounded corners, and our signature feature: the 3 strings.
So, why 3 strings?
We love 6-string guitars, but we believe that they can be overwhelming for little kids and beginners. The Loog Guitar, with its 3 strings, makes it easier for kids to tune, play and listen to the notes they are playing. It is a more stimulating experience that allows children to play music right from the start.
We also believe that building a guitar is an essential part of understanding and loving the instrument. When you build your own guitar you develop a deep connection with it, and that is why we will ship The Loog Guitar unassembled for parents and children to build at home.
The guitar that grows with your child
The Loog Guitar is not only fun and easy, it is also convenient. You can start with the short-scale model, recommended for kids ages 6 to 9, and when the little player grows, you can replace the neck of the guitar without the need to buy a whole new instrument. Just swap the old short-scale neck for the new long-scale neck and you are ready to go.
In fact, every part in The Loog Guitar is interchangeable and compatible will all models. In this way, you can get the triangular-shaped guitar, and if you feel like changing to the rectangular guitar, you can just buy the body, easily attach it and have a brand new looking guitar without the cost of a whole new instrument.
Why Kickstarter. Why $15,000.
Taking this idea to market is a long, expensive process. Way more expensive than $15,000, in fact. Fortunately, we have been able to raise the necessary funds to cover our pre-production expenses. We were recently awarded a grant from Uruguay's (my home country) Innovation Agency that covered 50% of our R&D costs, and that made it possible for us to reach this stage, after a whole year of countless design iterations, prototypes and testing.
We are now ready to move into production and for that we need to go through an expensive process that involves building molds, buying materials, using CNC machining, and other fun stuff. We need $15,000 in order to produce a first run of guitars that can be ready to ship as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is over.
So that's why we are here and that is why we need your help. If you think this is a cool project and you would like these guitars come to real life, we can make it together. There are some cool rewards for you too, including the chance to pre-order a Loog Guitar at a special discount price, and get one of these guitars before anyone else.
So that's pretty much it. Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know what you think of The Loog Guitar.
Ps: you can find out more about The Loog Guitar on our website and also on the FAQs below.
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. The Loog Guitar allows you to play real chords and virtually any song.
Is The Loog Guitar only for kids?
Absolutely not. We designed them for kids (6 and up), but they are certainly suitable for anybody who likes to play guitar.
How long does it take to assemble?
Around 15 minutes. It is that easy.
When will The Loog Guitar be available?
We are ready to go into production as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is over. If the campaign is successful, we will be shipping our first run of guitars in May 2011. Make it happen!
The Loog Rewards
As you may know, Kickstarter funding works with rewards. Here are some of the cool Loog goodies you can get:
The Loog Guitar Stand
Our very own, very original and very sustainable Loog Guitar-Stand. A foldable guitar stand made out of cardboard that holds all three models of Loog Guitars.
The Loog Three-String Method
Our manual on how to play guitar with just three strings. Delivered as a DRM-free PDF as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is over.
DJ Loog Taking Requests
Or our version of it: let us know what your favorite song is, and we will email you an mp3 version played entirely with a Loog Guitar.
Meet The Loog
A one-on-one 3-string guitar lesson (via Skype) by yours truly.
The Loog Guitar
Your chance to pre-order your favorite Loog Guitar (or all of them) at a special discount price and get them before anybody else. You can also opt to buy a set of three Loog Guitars for you and donate a second set to a school.
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Mar 6, 2011 - Apr 21, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $10 or more
The satisfaction of contributing to a nice project that will make kids spend a little less time playing video games, and your name in a list of contributors on www.loogguitars.com :-)
Pledge $19 or more
The Loog Three-String Method: Our manual on how to play guitar with just three strings. Delivered as a DRM-free PDF as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is over. (Plus, your name in a list of contributors on www.loogguitars.com)
Pledge $29 or more
The Loog Guitar Stand: All of the above, plus our very own, very original and very sustainable Loog Guitar-Stand. A foldable guitar-stand made out of cardboard that supports all three models of Loog Guitars. (For international shipping add $10)
Pledge $50 or more
DJ Loog Takes Requests: let us know what your favorite song is, and we will email you an mp3 version played entirely with a Loog Guitar. (Plus, your name in a list of contributors on www.loogguitars.com)
Pledge $150 or more
Your very own Loog Guitar! The Loog Guitar will sell for $215 online and at retail. This is a cool way of both supporting the project and getting your hands on a Loog Guitar at a special discount price! (For international shipping add $15)
Pledge $179 or more
The Loog Guitar + The Loog Guitar-Stand: By popular demand :-) we are adding this option, so that you can pledge once and get two rewards: your favorite Loog Guitar model plus the guitar-stand. If you already pledged for a guitar and would like to upgrade to this reward, simply click on "Manage your pledge". (For international shipping add $15)
Pledge $300 or more
Meet The Loog: All of the aforementioned, including your very own Loog Guitar, plus a one-on-one 3-string guitar lesson (via Skype) by yours truly: Rafael Atijas, creator of the Loog Guitar. (For international shipping add $15)
Pledge $500 or more
The Loog Collection: All of the aforementioned, but this time including ALL THREE models of The Loog Guitar. That's three beautifully looking and sounding guitars, plus the PDF manual, the guitar lesson, the song, the Loog guitar-stand, and your name on www.loogguitars.com, listed as executive contributor. (For international shipping add $15)
Pledge $1,000 or more
Get & Give The Loog: All of the aforementioned, but this time including TWO SETS of Loog Guitars. That's SIX beautifully looking and sounding guitars (two of each model): one set for you and one set for your favorite school or organization. Plus, the guitar lesson, the Loog guitar-stand, the PDF manual, the song, and your name on www.loogguitars.com, listed as executive contributor. (For international shipping add $15)