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Rogue Classic Spider Resonator   

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The die-cast spider bridge and 10-1/2" spun aluminum resonator cone give it exceptional projection and volume. Constructed with a spruce top; mahogan...Read More

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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.

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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 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (23)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (11), Novice (6)

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.

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5.0

Rogue Classic Spider Resonator Item#: 519190000001861

By 

from Eastern North Carolina

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Solid

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

      I am a guitar player, and have wanted a resonator for many years. When I found this Rogue Classic Spider Roundneck at such a great price, I knew it was time to make the leap. The existing reviews on the item confirmed my decision.

      The instrument is just beautiful, with a rich, shiny black body finish and silver colored hardware. It is heavy and feels very sturdy and well-made.

      Since I am a complete newbie, I am going to have to have someone with experience set it up for me, so I can't report on the sound yet.

      I am, however, expecting to be very pleased, based on the feel and appearance of this instrument.

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      4.0

      Good Dobro

      By 

      from Coeur d Alene, ID

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Solid Build
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beginner Dobro
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

        This is a great Starter Dobro it sounds good and plays well. I will use it on stage once I can play it well enough.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lot's of bang for the the price

        By 

        from oklahoma

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

          Play it in church,Really sounds out.People seem to like the sound it makes.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Cheap, but not a good value.

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Beginner Practice

          Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

          Bought as an inexpensive entry to resonator, mostly for fun. It's a nice looking instrument, with decent tone. However, it had so many inherent rattles in the metalworks it was nearly unplayable. I didn't want to take it apart for setup because, in addition, it was sold as new, but had numerous scratches on both the wood and metal finishes. I returned it. MF refunded with no hassles.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          superb

          By 

          from Danvers, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Exactly As Expected
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

            Just what I wanted.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Classic Spider Resonator

            By 

            from Beartown, fla.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautiful Shine And Color
            • Good Price
            • Hey No Buzzing Tone
            • No Saw Dust Or Wood Chips
            • Sounds Awesome

            Cons

            • Waited Too Long To Buy

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue Classic Spider Resonator:

            Very nice guitar. Read all of the reviews good and bad. Glad I bought this Classic Spider Resonator guitar. I play almost everyday and seem to pick this one up over the electric or acoustic guitar that I have.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            New to the Resonator Guitar!

            By 

            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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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Definitely a keeper!

            By 

            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.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SWEEEEEET...

              By 

              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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great starter dobro, way cheap!

                By 

                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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