About this project
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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