If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the guitar, you probably know how intimidating the process can be—even more so if you’re a kid. The solution? Say hello to the Loog Guitar: a three-stringed starter guitar with a modular design than anyone from age 6 to 60 can assemble themselves and play.
The Loog Guitar is the brainchild of Rafael Atijas, who began the project as a student at NYU. After deciding to turn his project into a product, he turned to the crowdfunding resource Kickstarter.com.
Limiting the guitar to just three strings makes it easy for anyone to pick up and play. Kids can have fun exploring the instrument immediately and quickly learn where to place their fingers to create sounds they like.
The modular design allows kids and parents to bond while building the instrument together—a process that only takes about 15 minutes. They have the option of swapping out different bodies and necks as their musical skills grow. The short neck is perfect for kids ages 6 to 9, and installing a longer neck when they get older is just a matter of popping out a few screws.
If the Kickstarter fundraising is a success (and it appears to be—more than double the original budget has already been collected), Atijas hopes to start shipping this May.
Help make it happen—visit The Loog Guitar on Kickstarter.com today!
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