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Rogue Baritone Ukulele

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White wood body with burnt orange finish, geared tuners, 18 frets, and inlaid position markers make this a very playable uke for a modest price. Incl...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rich, deep tone for a great price.

White wood body with burnt orange finish, geared tuners, 18 frets, and inlaid position markers make this a very playable uke for a modest price. Includes Rogue gig bag.

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White wood body
Geared tuners
18 frets
Inlaid position markers
Rogue gig bag included

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RogueBaritone Ukulele
 
3.7

(based on 159 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (24)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Consistent (13)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (8)
  • Not consistent (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (37)
  • Back-up (10)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (34), Novice (18), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An inexpensive but functional instrument

I've purchased 40 Rogue baritone ukes in the past three years to use in teaching music to inner city kids. The ukes don't cost much so there's not much risk if a kid breaks...Read complete review

I've purchased 40 Rogue baritone ukes in the past three years to use in teaching music to inner city kids. The ukes don't cost much so there's not much risk if a kid breaks his. The baritone uke is a also a great gateway to guitar later on. The uke is machine made, so there are adjustments to be made to some. I sometimes sand down the saddle to bring the strings closer to the neck, and I often file sharp edges on sides of the frets to make them smooth and more playable. But spending 10 minutes to save half the price of better ukes is a good investment of my time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

bad quality for a good price.

this uke is great for someone who is wanting something to just play around on,or a beginner not yet sure if they want to make a commitment, and not use it in a...Read complete review

this uke is great for someone who is wanting something to just play around on,or a beginner not yet sure if they want to make a commitment, and not use it in a serious setting. It is an awesome price and has nice geared tuning knobs. The overall quality of the uke is very sloppy! I was not impressed by all of the visible glue on the product, as well as all of the nicks, and dents in the neck and fret board. the sound isn't terrible but after you change the srings it doesnt sound half bad. Overall, a cheap but an ok beginner uke.
color of product is nice, it has nice tuning knobs, sound is not bad for money.
chipping on neck and fret board, visible glue on entire ukulele, rough spots on neck around fret dots.
great price for any instrument, just isn't the best quality.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rouge Baritone UKE: Not Bad if you can set it up.

By Rob-Y6ISN

from Dupont, WA

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Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

See comments above. It is my first review give me a break.
It's cheap. It works.I'd recommend a better uke for a beginner unless you have someone to set it up for you. Learning on a clunker can be frustrating. However it is a solid mini guitar that will take all sorts of abuse and peform well if you play around with it.

I have quality soprano, concert and tenor ukes as well as a few guitars and banjos. Actually I'm better at fixing them than playing them.

Order new light strings with the uke and replace the originals immeadately! It's still much cheaper than the next one up.

If yours looses tune after a couple of weeks of breaking in the strings; tighten the big phillips screw in the open tuners just a smidge. They are inexpensive, but they do work.

So out of the box mine held tune forever and sounded a little soft, but not bad for 30 bucks. It was playable. Intonation was close enough down the fret board to learn on and play in a group.

Tuned properly at the nut it was immeadately sharp on all frets with less problem as you work down the neck. Hard on the fingers too. Solution, replace the strings and sand about 16th of an inch off of the bottom of the nut. Better but still a little sharp on the bass strings and the bridge needs work. It is too tall and the cheap plastic is leaning toward the nut. Ok steal the dog's bone and make a new bridge. If I charged by the hour for this you would be better off buying a higher grade uke. Just lowering the plastic bridge, a few minutes work, makes a vast improvement. Bone is overkill for the uke strings, but I had plans. My first string seventh fret was a little low but epoxy and patience took care of that.

I do not know about the one bridge that came off in the reviews. That could be a problem, and if it is not glued in the right place it willl never sound right. I think if my bridge came off I'd put a tenor banjo tail piece on it and have a floating bridge. some of you understand.

So mine is bult like a tank, has a low sweet action and is currently sporting Erine ball nickle wire which brightens it up considerably visually and acoustically. This after considerable tinkering and probably outside of the scope of most beginners.

A mini folk guitar for less than $50, and a lot of fun. You can't find a tenor guitar that comes close.

Do not forget to have fun.

Rob
It is plywood and cheap. Built strong like bull. Not a delicate or bright instrument. NIce for old blues and folk music.
Hey! They are practically giving it away.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A real uke for a great price

By Sam Sixty

from Way down south, in Mississippi

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Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

I have been playing guitar for 4 years, but have basically stagnated in my progress. I wanted to try something new. The baritone uke caught my eye, but I wasn't sure I would be any good and I didn't have much money to spend. Let me tell you; this ukulele is a great product. It looks pretty, the tuners are quite good, and the frets are actually finished well. I had to take the saddle out and re-insert it properly, but this took about two minutes. I also bought some GCEA baritone strings and re-strung it. It sounds really good; certainly a lot better than I expected. This Rogue gives a perfectly playable instrument for less money than you might spend on dinner for the family. It also comes with a "gig-bag" that is made of really thick vinyl and is actually pretty good. If you're wanting to give the ukulele a try, I highly recommend this product.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good value

By The Old Rocker

from Lynchburg, VA

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Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

This uke is pretty. The action on 7 of my 12 ukes needed to be lowered a bit. Easy to do and the ukes are very playable now.
The Rogue baritone uke has wider string spread, making it easier to play, a larger body, and more resonance than a tenor uke. I bought 12 for a music class at church because I'm teaching kids 5 and up, and wanted something that wouldn't be a tragedy if broken. I could have bought just one better name brand for the same price.
For this price, it is machine made, but well made!
You get what you pay for, but I believe this uke is worth more than I paid!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An inexpensive but functional instrument

By The Old Rocker

from Lynchburg, VA

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Pros

  • Cheap Playability

Cons

  • Requires Filing

Best Uses

  • Class Intruments

Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

I've purchased 40 Rogue baritone ukes in the past three years to use in teaching music to inner city kids. The ukes don't cost much so there's not much risk if a kid breaks his. The baritone uke is a also a great gateway to guitar later on. The uke is machine made, so there are adjustments to be made to some. I sometimes sand down the saddle to bring the strings closer to the neck, and I often file sharp edges on sides of the frets to make them smooth and more playable. But spending 10 minutes to save half the price of better ukes is a good investment of my time.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

bad quality for a good price.

By joshua crider

from indiana

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Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

this uke is great for someone who is wanting something to just play around on,or a beginner not yet sure if they want to make a commitment, and not use it in a serious setting. It is an awesome price and has nice geared tuning knobs. The overall quality of the uke is very sloppy! I was not impressed by all of the visible glue on the product, as well as all of the nicks, and dents in the neck and fret board. the sound isn't terrible but after you change the srings it doesnt sound half bad. Overall, a cheap but an ok beginner uke.
color of product is nice, it has nice tuning knobs, sound is not bad for money.
chipping on neck and fret board, visible glue on entire ukulele, rough spots on neck around fret dots.
great price for any instrument, just isn't the best quality.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It filled the bill.

By N/A

from Detroit, MI.

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Pros

  • Bodacious
  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Satisfying

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

    Purchased this baritone ukulele for an easier practice jump to my soprano because of my fat fingers. I found out though that this ukulele is just a real small bass. So I put some new strings on it for good sounding strings never or rarely ever come on new stringed instrument's. So now I get to play a real small "like" bass ukulele along with acoustic guitar and ukulele. Buying this Rogue Baritone is something I would recommend to anyone needing a little more finger room on a fret board and a great little sounding stringed instrument w/ a "great little" case to boot at a most excellent price.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Returning

    By Donald Hagins

    from Orange park, FL

    Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

    Well, it looks good, for a very budget priced instrument. If it only had ANY performance...
    Decent wood and no visual flaws. Thought I had a real bargain - until I tried to play it!
    Second fret buzzes - couldn't play the thing - wouldn't have bought it in a store in this condition, so no choice but to return. Somebody at MF could at least do cursory Q/C on these things before they're shipped - save us all some trouble!
    As is, has no value!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Great Value

    By Never Again

    from Maine

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    Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

    I loved my first Rogue so much, I bought a second one the following week. (I tune the second one as a bass to practice on.) I love not having to worry about them--if they fall on the floor, so what. They're really durable. The sound quality was surprisingly good, even with the original strings. True, the Rogues are like snowflakes; they each have their own unique flaws. And let me be clear: there are plenty of small flaws.The one with the better intonation has the worse paint job. The one with the better paint job has really rough fret edges. But they're like training wheels; at this price point, I feel really free to mess around with them and learn how to lower the action, paint them, add my own strap button...the list goes on. I'm even planning on electrifying one of them soon!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Much Better than Expected

    By CoachTMBSC

    from Myrtle Beach SC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Cost

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

      I just wanted to fiddle with a ukulele because it looked interesting and I've never played one before. I have no vision of adding this to my collection of gig instruments and am really not going to spend time learning to be a true player of ukulele - it looked fun and it costs less than a dinner out.

      I don't professionally play fretted chording instruments (guitar etc) though I own more than a few that I mess around on. My review then is from the perspective of a non-player who is a trained musician picking up a hobby instrument.

      It took a few days for the strings to settle into tune and stay there. I understand that's normal for nylon strings.

      I know nothing about uke strings and haven't replaced what's on it even though I know that's a normal step in setup of any new stringed instrument. They now hold tuning pretty well but I do notice a few slight intonation problems in the scales.

      It's not very loud. I don't think it's supposed to be.

      The finish is sort of dull - I waxed it. I'm probably not supposed to but I did. Now it's prettier.

      I learned the 10 chords on the sheet it came with in about 20 minutes. No problem. The size is very-very comfortable for my short fingers to chord on. The tone is much more mellow than the more common little ukes which I find a bit more pleasant to sit around the living room strumming.

      I suspect that if you're a serious uke player that this one isn't going to meet your needs. I'd also expect that if you find you like playing uke that you'll want a better one very soon. If you're wanting something cheap to plink around on and maybe see if you like the baritone uke, this is playable out of the box for much less than any others.

      If I were considering tweaking it to make it more playable - new tuners (these gears aren't tight), new (lower) bridge, new (lower) nut, and new strings might be in order. But then it'd cost what some of the better ones cost and I might as well spend it on a better quality uke.

      It's more than fine for an occasional player or intro instrument.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Low cost and good quality

      By Michaelgray71

      from Knox county Ohio

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Haven't found any

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

        I've had mine now for a couple years and i still have the same strings that come with it. This is a tough instrument, it's been dropped, bumped and knocked around and it still sounds great. My old instructor couldn't believe the good quality for such a low cost, he ordered one for himself. I'm VERY pleased with this wonderful uke.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for intended use

        By DCA1945

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

            Our church bought 10 of these for our Vacation Bible School. Price was great for us, and the quality is surprisingly good for the price. Geared tuning is nice. So far, so good. Now lets see what 50 grade school kids can do to them.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            You get what you pay for

            By Teresa Tulipano

            from New York

            Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

            This Rogue baritone ukulele does not stay in tune. Even switching out to better strings didn't help at all. It looks fine, but is not really suitable for playing. Maybe it would be appropriate for a small child to bang around on, as long as they don't know how to play. Otherwise they will find it as disappointing as I did.

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for the beginner or advanced

            By Warren D

            from Cranston, RI

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            Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

            Well, I bought this baritone uke because of the price and the common name of Rogue, which usually puts out some good instruments. I was not totally discussed even though I had to file down the nut and a little of the bridge. But for a beginner with out any filing of anything. This is a good Baritone uke to start on, due to price and the fact that it has the potential of building strength in the hand so as to make your next Baritone uke a breeze to play. This uke is well constructed. And it is not unusual to receive the uke with the higher option, which like I said can be a good thing. Just when your ready, if you can't do it correctly have the nut shaved or filed. But be careful if you choose to do it yourself. All in all, for the money you get a good quality uke and a nice durable case. If I had to value this uke from a retail or music store value (price), you can save quite a few bucks from this site. I tweaked my uke by filing and shaving just so I can play it at my comfort level. But as far as beginners, I would keep it the way it is until you learn your instrument, then consider what you will need to adjust when you get acclimated to your playing. I have not found a more economical Baritone Uke anywhere on the web, plus any time I need something, I always check out this site first because of the unbeatable prices and the deals that seem to always being offered on a almost daily basis. This uke was and is a definite must have if you are interested in baritone uke or just want to expand your uke collection to other style ukes. Baritone ukes are just as easy to play as a regular uke (even though the different tuning), they are still a breeze to play for anyone. I impersonally tune my baritone to an open G chord, for that awesome smooth chord playing and sound.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Woody37

            By Gail Woodland

            from Nevada

            Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

            When I ordered this item I knew there was a posssibility of not being satisfied with the quality. I bought two and was pleased with both of them. I was surprised at the finish and quality. The tuners are very slack. Tightening the screws helped a little. The tone and sound is acceptible. I like the open guitar tuning. I keep fhem here with a couple of saprano ukes for when the grandkids come over. Overrall they are fun and sturdy and fill my need. Tuning is getting better.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good deal for the price!

            By Robert P

            from Snyder, Texas

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Great Price!
            • Well built; tough

            Cons

            • Finish has some flaws

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Travel, camping, beach

            Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

            I was really surprised and delighted with the quality of this Ukulele given its low price. It is built tough. It has its superficial flaws, but it works well. Great for practice and taking to places where it might be damaged. Bought some Aquila strings but have not put them on. The original string are usable for now. I played Ukulele years ago, and decided I'd try again. It's gradually coming back to me. If you want a knock-around Bari Ukulele, this is a good one!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A steal of a deal!

            By Robbo

            from Garden Grove, California

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

              I figured that for the price that Musician's Friend was asking for this uke, I could afford to take a chance on an instument I'd never tried before, so I did it. Boy, am I happy that I did! As I already play a little guitar, knowing the chords was already within my capability, so playing this little guy was a go from the beginning. As others have mentioned, it's sturdy, playable, and most of all, it's cheap! Beginners should always start cheap and move up if they like what they have. I did change the the strings to the least expensive D'Addario's the MF had (EJ87B Titaniums) and they seemed much sturdier and the fun began. Get one, you'll love it!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good deal

              By RLO

              from Williamsburg, VA

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

                  I wanted to add a baritone to my "collection." I now have ukulele fever. If you scroll all the reviews, you will see that the uke's quality has improved since way back. Mine arrived in good shape. There are a few imperfections, but none of these affects the playing of the instrument. I tried the original strings DGBE with my uke fingerings and the uke sounded great. I had ordered a set of baritone GCEA strings for this uke, and after a day put them on the uke. That set of Bari uke strings was misleading (website said "low" Bari GCEA strings), but the G was. High G and I wanted. Low G for the Bari; so I took the low G from the original DGBE set and put that on successfully. The original strings, DGBE, are obviously inferior looking. Something to think about if you are wanting a Low G replacement string. As a novice I wanted to stay With the GCEA tuning. The DGBE strings of course are deeper and lower sounding; so stay with those if you prefer that tuning. I have a Luna pineapple, a Córdoba concert, a flea concert, and a Mahalo tenor. I have low G strings on several them, plus one with a high G. The neck of the Bari is wider so fingering is a bit more challenging and you have to be more precise with your fingering than with the three other smaller uke's. I did not want to spend a lot of money. You cannot beat the price of this Rogue Bari. It's a good intro deal and will let you know if you want to move up in quality or not should you want to purchase a more expensive Bari. The Bari is also a great choice if you want to move to a regular guitar later. I tried the guitar 40 years ago, but it was "too many strings" for me. The 4 string Bari is great and accessible. You can also play and join in with the guitars should that be your goal or if you want to introduce students to the guitar. It's a safe gamble if you are unsure about spending the money. Musicians Friend is also great to work with.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product, Great Price

                  By k0reansamurai

                  from Decatur, IL

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Holds tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

                    This is a great baritone ukulele for a novice player such as myself. I have played other instruments for years, and wanted to try some ukuleles on for size. After buying a cheap soprano uke, I was disappointed at how poorly it held tune. However, this baritone uke holds tune extremely well, it sounds bright, and is constructed simply and effectively.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    nice for the price

                    By reddfrogg

                    from southeast texas

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • No Bushings On Tuners

                    Best Uses

                    • Personal Gatherings
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

                    after reading a lot of reviews and checking some you tube videos I decided to get this uke. The reason I did is the guitar tuning and wide string spacing. I have arthritis and large sausage fingers and have not been able to play my steel string guitars for a couple of years.My classical has has become to hard to get my fingers to work cleanly. I found the string spacing wide enough on this uke to finger most chords cleanly. It has good tone and after settling the strings a couple of weeks it hold it tune pretty good. The uke has no bushings on the tuners,but they hold tune well. I had to tighten the mount screws on tuners when first unpacked, also lowered both nut and bridge. After lowering, intonation is pretty good. The uke is sturdy and other than no bushings every thing is tight and well fitted. no buzzes beeps pings or clunks. this thing feels pretty sturdy, the finish is simple and clean,it looks a heck of a lot better than the website picture. I put D'Addario EJ87B strings on it and they sound great, the wound strings that came on it were just ok but the solid nylons were horrible sounding. Thanks to the wide string spacing I'm able to play and sing without having to play 2 finger bar chords up and down the neck. I am pleased with this uke.

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Baritone Uke

                    By jazzdogx5

                    from Minnesota

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Strings Are Bad But

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Rogue Baritone Ukulele:

                      Great Uke! It's biggest downfall is the original strings really suck! But I had read that in a number of the other reviews, so I also ordered some good strings. I don't know much about uke strings, but new strings were not expensive. The new strings are sooooooooo much better! Higher tension, nice tone. As long as the old strings were off, I sanded the saddle down a bit. Now the action is sweet. I've been playing it all day, and my dogs love it! For the sale price plus new strings, how can you go wrong? The gig bag is OK to throw in, but to be honest the cardboard box is going to be this little guy's case. I already put some twine thru the cardboard for a handle. Works great! Plays great! Sounds great! You should get one! :)

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