Three String Loogs
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.
Six String models
Standard guitar tuning
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.
It does really depends on the child’s size and maturity.
As a guide we recommend the following
Age 3-7 Mini Guitars
Age 6-10 Three string acoustic and electric models
Age 9 Plus – Loog VI six string models
Absolutely not. Although Loog Guitars were primarily designed for Children, Loogs can now cater to all age of learners. Loogs models offer a guitar suitable for any age or player.
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 to the Loog VI six string models is a natural and seamless process. Likewise, you can buy books or go online to find the chords to your favourite 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!
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 🙂
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 your child will like the most. The most important thing is that the child is engaged with the guitar and wants to keep learning.
Pre 2020 models, just like any other electric guitar, need an amplifier to sound loud and clear. The latest 2020 models of Loog Electrics have an onboard amplifier so that kids can rock out with out the need of an amp, but also have a normal input jack so you can plugin and go as loud as you can!