Even Slash had to start somewhere. Of course, back then people called him Papercut, and everyone thought his little tophat, candy cigarette and Jack Daniel’s juicebox were just so precious. Being one of the greats takes a lot of hard work, but learning the basics on a Loog Mini can make it a whole lot easier. It’s not a toy, but a real instrument. It’s got a sweet Stratocaster look and the same first three strings as a full-sized guitar, so things like finger placement still apply when kids graduate to a six-string axe. Rock on.