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Rogue Classic Spider Resonator  

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Overview

  • Roundneck or squareneck
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $479.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $250.00
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  • Sale Price:
    $19999
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Wood body and traditional shape for fantastic tone.

The die-cast spider bridge and 10-1/2" spun aluminum resonator cone give it exceptional projection and volume. Constructed with a spruce top; mahogany back, sides, and neck; and rosewood fretboard. Mother-of-pearl diamond fretboard inlays, a chromeplated bell, and brass coverplate and tailpiece give it authentic looks.

Case sold separately

Features

  • Roundneck or squareneck
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Die-cast spider bridge
  • Mother-of-pearl diamond position marker
  • 10-1/2" spun aluminum resonator
  • Chromeplated bell
  • Brass coverplate and tailpiece
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Case sold separately

Playing authentic bluegrass, country, or blues? Not without this resonator, you aren't. Order yours now.

 
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RogueClassic Spider Resonator
 
4.4

(based on 138 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (19)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (15)
    • Concerts (11)
    • Back-up (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (10), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Square neck Resonator

    The guitar is a platform for development.You can use it for anything you desire.Many of the reviewers do not understand a resonator guitar.The nature of the guitar is such you must learn how to take...Read complete review

    The guitar is a platform for development.You can use it for anything you desire.Many of the reviewers do not understand a resonator guitar.The nature of the guitar is such you must learn how to take care of a resonator.Any resonator can and will have buzzes and other sounds that you will need to know how to fix.The Rouge is a fine guitar that you can upgrade and turn it into a tip top guitar that has tone and sustain like the very best.Mine has a bone nut,ebony maple saddle and a Quarterman cone.The guitar sounds fantastic and plays and stays in tune.I did all the work myself and you can learn how to also.Get a DVD on resonator setup and you will become a happier learner.I have been playing since the 70s and have owned at least twenty different resonators and all needed a little tweaking at times.The Rouge is a fine guitar if the string buzzes learn to take care of it.You should know how to set the cone to the desired tone and volume you are looking for also.The resonator is very different type of guitar that can bring you great pleasure.The problem with your Rouge may be you.Go learn how to take care of your guitar.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poorest quality instrument I've ever owned but cheaper than any starter dobro

    So after about a year of learning to play the resonator on this instrument I think I'm ready to give it a review.

    The Good: It looks great (on the outside)...Read complete review

    So after about a year of learning to play the resonator on this instrument I think I'm ready to give it a review.

    The Good: It looks great (on the outside) and sounds decent. In fact for the price it sounds awesome.

    The Bad: From day one the thing has had this really terrible buzzing that would come and go. You can tell that the spider bridge is ridiculously poor quality. I tried muffling things, readjusting them and even put a piece of fleece under the tail. It didn't work but the buzzing did randomly go away for about 6 months.

    The Ugly: The buzzing noise eventually came back and with vengeance. Today I totally disassembled the dobro only to uncover that this is the worst constructed instrument I've ever laid eyes on. There are jagged pieces of plywood, holes that look like they were cut out by a 5 year-old, and all manor of wood chips floating around inside that nobody cleaned out. Once I cleaned out the inside (as best I could) I gently reassembled all the pieces. While screwing the coverplate back on, I then discovered that at least 3 of the 12 screw holes were stripped.

    You get what you pay for.
    Typical low-end instrument
    Pretty on the outside, monstrousity of broken plywood and glue on the inside.
    Can't beat the price but you get what you pay for.

    Reviewed by 138 customers

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    5.0

    New to the Resonator Guitar!

    By Stringtight

    from Winchester, Tn.

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Beautiful Instrument
    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Rattles

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts

    Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

    I'm new to the Resonator Guitar, but have been Playing Guitar for over 50 years now. This is a Beautiful Instrument, Well Built, Great Tone, and Plays Well. I read a review about knowing your Resonator, and how to care for it, and I totally agree, such as with Any Guitar Gibson, Martin, whatever the brand It takes care and Know how to keep it Top notch. Set Ups and maintenance are required. This Rogue Guitar has a Rattle, but It will only require a bit of Set Up to end it. The Tone is Awesome, and I look forward to Enjoying this Guitar for Years to come. Thanks Musicians Friend for another great Deal.

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    5.0

    Definitely a keeper!

    By Mesniu

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

      Playing non-amplified outdoor shows makes it hard to be heard, and I needed something LOUD. I'd used a brass-bodied resonator a few years back, but I got tired of lugging it around-- it was heavy! After next using a jumbo for a few years it was loud, but not loud enough. This one does the trick.

      I reviewed this a couple weeks back right after I set it up but before the road test. I've had the chance to play two weekends of shows since, and there are some more things I can say about it now.

      First, it's a beautiful looking instrument. I received many compliments from other musicians and fans alike. The sound is booming, and can carry to the back of an audience of 200 no problem.

      Second, I'd read several reviews suggesting the workmanship was poor, badly cut holes, complaints of wood chips and glue residue inside, unexplained buzzes/rattles, etc. I will say that while slapping out a rhythm to open a song, the screen on the bass side popped out and rolled into the audience. It was returned and I was able to glue it back in that night and it's fine now-- BUT: the hole cut for the screen was perfectly round, and there was NO DEBRIS inside the guitar at all. Very clean inside.

      I am pleased and impressed, and would definitely buy another.

      In a few weeks I'll be adding a pickup so I can work it in to amplified shows.

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      5.0

      SWEEEEEET...

      By Mesniu

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

        Wow. I'm impressed so far. Having read most of the reviews, I was a bit skeptical, but I needed a new road guitar. I play many outdoor shows, sometimes in extremes of heat or rain, and I need to replace my road guitar every four years. I chose the roundneck version, one that had been returned but listed in mint condition. I am impressed. No defects, no buzz, no problems, especially for a return. Anyway, I own two other resonators (Rogue brass-bell body and a Jay Turser JT900) and of the three, this one has the most solid sound. Much warmer than I was expecting. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works on the road -- I'll find out this weekend.

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        5.0

        Great starter dobro, way cheap!

        By dbsoundman

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Nice Quality
        • Well built

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beginners
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

          Bought the sunburst square neck model as a starter dobro for myself. Loving it so far! The instrument came with very few/almost no marks on the finish. The tuners seem to be pretty stable so far, and the resonator is nice and solid. I can't find anything t complain about so far.

          When I was shopping around, I did look at the Regal dobros, but they were easily a couple Benjamins more for what seems to be about the same quality instrument. Not much middle ground in the dobro world!

          I'd definitely recommend this to beginners like myself, it's a nice instrument that won't break the bank. May not hold a lot of value for resale, but considering the initial investment, I'd say it's still a great deal.

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          5.0

          its a keeper

          By none

          from southern il.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good sound
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Just Playing
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

          having a great time with my round neck spyder.if u pick and strumm on one u cant put it down.so much u can do with it ..for the money great deal...and this site and people in the store are great..get one and have a blast..

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          4.0

          great starting point in a resonator

          By hollywoodcrash

          from East Van, BC.

          Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

          The guitar is what it is, looks great, plays well and everything works.

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          4.0

          Good learner instrument

          By unlucky

          from Andersonville, Tn.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

            First one arrived with the neck broken. USPS strikes again. Customer service shipped new one UPS with no problems.

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            4.0

            Pleasantly surprised

            By Michael Swinarski

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Nice Looking Instrument

            Cons

            • Frets Were A Little Sharp

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Live Performance
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

            I got mine as a surprise birthday present from my wife. Taking it out of the box, the frets were rough and the strings were rusty. A few little tweaks here and there and I can tell its an instrument that will be with me for life. Love it.

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            4.0

            Round Neck Resonator

            By Jimi 69

            from Tampa,Fl.

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

            This buy didn't get off on the right foot as the first one I received had a small crack and in the neck and had to be returned.Musicians Friend was very helpful with that as I returned it & they sent me a new one promptly.The 2nd one was perfect,very nice looking & well made.Even the strings were good! I've had it for 2 weeks now & played it almost every day and the sound is just great!I've played bottle neck Blues for many years on an old acoustic that I setup just for that so this is my 1st resonator,what a pleasant surprise!This guitar looks and sounds as good as any of them,for the price it's great buy!I've changed the strings on it to Martin 12's to suit my playing style.I use a glass slide & tune to open D or G, seems to work out well for me.Now I can play my favorite John Hammond songs and sound just like the record.If you're into Delta Blues I highly recommend this guitar!

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            4.0

            black roundneck Classic Spider Resonator

            By Sambo

            from Okmulgee, OK

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Finish
            • Nice Inlays
            • Very Decent Sound

            Cons

            • Bridge Not So Stable
            • Tuners Not That Great

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

              Well, in the first place, if you're going to allow me to write an interview, believe the headers should not be so restrictive.

              Pretty decent guitar for what you pay for it. Good sound. I was a bit afraid to try this resonator, because of several of the reviews that I had read. But this is definitely a keeper. Will have to do some work on it though. The tuning keys are passable, but not really that good. They just need to be replaced. The action on the neck is decent. Made sure the trust rod was not loose. Would not like the neck causing a bow.

              A strange thing about the resonator, is where the E6h and A5th sit on that strange looking bridge area. The issue is, either the string slots either need to be cut out a little more, or use a smaller string diameter. When giving a good upward pluck on the string, it can actually pull the string right out of the current slot area. That's not good. However, if I changed the strings, which I was planning to do anyway, then it may not have a tendency to pop off of that bridge slot. So be aware. I figured adding some smaller lighter strings, I would get a bit more twang out of the resonator anyway, and hopefully keep the strings seated in the slots.

              But what you pay for this, the little items can be dealt with.

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