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Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag Metallic Red 

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  • Produces classic country, Hawaiian, and blues tones
  • Hardwood body
  • Hardwood neck with position markers
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      A great whinin' axe at a phenomenal price.

      Slide into some classic country, Hawaiian, and blues tones with the affordable Rogue RLS1 Lap Steel Guitar. It features a hardwood body and neck with position markers, a single-coil pickup, volume and tone controls, chrome hardware, and a stainless steel pickguard. Includes gig bag and legs.

      Be sure to pick up a slide - we've got lots of cool models available!

      Features

      • Produces classic country, Hawaiian, and blues tones
      • Hardwood body
      • Hardwood neck with position markers
      • Single-coil pickup
      • Volume and tone controls
      • Chrome hardware
      • Geared Tuners
      • Single slant pickup
      • Carry bag
      • Includes 3 screw-in height-adjustable legs
      • Stainless steel pickguard
      • Includes legs

      Click or call to get your lap steel before the next luau!

       

      RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag Specifications:

      • Overall length: 29”
      • Scale Length: 21”
      • Body Depth: 1-5/8”
      • Body Width: 6-1/4”
      • Adjustable height: 21 1/4" to 36 1/2"
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      RogueRLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag
       
      4.5

      (based on 51 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (35)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      96%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (40)
      • Good tone (34)
      • Good feel (27)
      • Good pick up (23)
      • Solid electronics (22)

      Cons

      • Poor pick up (5)

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (35)
      • Jamming (27)
      • Small venues (21)
      • Recording (19)
      • School bands (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (18), Novice (16), Professional musician (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Pretty nice for a low price.

      I just got my RLS-1 in. Basically it is a pretty nice little guitar for a very small price. The workmanship on the headstock cutouts is pretty crude...but doesn't affect the...Read complete review

      I just got my RLS-1 in. Basically it is a pretty nice little guitar for a very small price. The workmanship on the headstock cutouts is pretty crude...but doesn't affect the playing of the instrument and could be smoothed out pretty easily if it bothers you. Basically the inside of the cutouts is just not finished out smoothly. The tuners seem a little rough, but they work ok and hold tune. The strings that come on the instrument are basically useless. They appear to be a very light gauge set of guitar strings, and are way too loose for steel playing. I replaced them immediately with a set of C6 strings I put together. Smallest string is .015 as opposed to the one on it which was probably a .009 or .010 or so. To be honest, due to the shorter than normal scale on the guitar, even these are a little loose. I may go up a gauge or two with the first three strings when I re-string it next time. For now, it will do. The scale on this guitar is about 3/4 inch shorter than the more common 22.5 inches of many steel guitars. The string spacing is also a little narrower than what is becoming a pretty much standard spacing of 3/8" between strings. The spacing on this guitar is about the same as an electric guitar. One thing I have noticed is that the relatively low string height and spacing, palm blocking is very easy and effective. It does have a fully adjustable bridge. When I got the guitar, this was a little out of adjustment on one of the strings causing some rattle when noting with the bar, so check this if you get one. The nut on the guitar is plastic, which is ok but a metal nut might add a little more sustain. The little guy actually plays and sounds pretty well once you get used to the scale and spacing. You might want to think about this if you have large hands or fingers...I'm small framed so it really doesn't bother me that much. The shorter scale does make a little more precision required to get the notes just right. It also makes some bar slants a little more touchy. The gig bag and legs are a nice addition to the guitar. Frankly, you couldn't buy the bag and legs for the cost of the whole setup. Mine has a couple of very very small scratches, one on the headstock and another on the chrome plate where the volume and tone controls are located, but frankly it's just not enough to be worth bothering with a return. When you buy a guitar in this price range, you can't really expect perfection. Overall, if you want a really cheap introduction to steel guitar, and like the legs, it's not a bad choice. At it's current price it will probably never lose over half it's value. I recently saw a used artisan (same guitar pretty much) sell for almost as much plus shipping. Why somebody would bid a cheap guitar new up to that, I don't know, but they will.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Looks great. But...

      I couldn't wait for my Lap Steel to arrive only to be let down by the LOUSY ELECTRONICS,Severe loud Hum, Popping and Static sounds when touching any metal parts. Volume and Tone controls...Read complete review

      I couldn't wait for my Lap Steel to arrive only to be let down by the LOUSY ELECTRONICS,Severe loud Hum, Popping and Static sounds when touching any metal parts. Volume and Tone controls are weak and noisy.

      Tuners are TRASH! They are loose and won't hold string tension. I've plugged this "DUST COLLECTOR" into and through all my amps using various cables and the same loud hum, popping and static sounds persists.

      I am a musician of 42+ years and a Luthier. I know my instruments. If you are willing to take a chance on purchasing this Lap Steel be prepared to either send it back or replace the electronics yourself.

      It's a roll of the dice on this product. I have bought many items from Musicians Friend and this is the first time I have been unhappy with any product I've gotten from them.

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      5.0

      Impressive Lap Steel

      By dmvksv

      from Grand Rapids, Mi.

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

        I thought having a lap steel would be a fun instrument to play. After recently buying a resonator guitar, I thought I would continue the slide experience and branch out a little. I read many reviews, got a good price, and decided to take the plunge. I was expecting a usable instrument that probably needed some upgrades to be decent. When I received it ( thanks for the fast shipping once again, MF), my first impressions were about what I expected. First the cons-tuners are really poor quality, very sloppy but so far hold a tune. These will be replaced eventually. As previous reviews have stated, finish around tuner shafts is rough. Strings are cheap and too light.Now the pros -overall fit and finish is good. The pickup is suprisingly okay for a cheap ceramic bar magnet pickup. Legs were much better than I expected, it's not really stable standing on it's own but plenty stable when you sit down to play.Gig bag is nice quality. I expect to do some mods on almost any instrument I buy. I'm far from a pro butI am always looking for the best possible tone. I swapped the pickup out for a GFS Alnico strat pickup. While I was in there, I changed the capacitor to a .047 paper in oil cap I had lying around. I changed the strings out to Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky 12's. Now it sounds fantastic. The pickup really gave it more clarity and the cap made the tone control more usable. I will probably goa little lighter on the strings on the bass side next time, but 12's are perfect on top. Overall impressions -this thing is a solid 4 stars out of the box, with minamal upgrades I give it 5 stars. For the price they sell for, it's a steal. Even better, it's pretty easy to play and becoming addictive.

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        4.0

        Great Starter/Useable

        By Micah

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

            I'm an experienced bassist, and wife is a hula dancer. About five years ago, me and another one of the husbands (a great musician) thought it'd be nice for the girls to have live music, so we've been learning the Hawaiian tunes. We came to the realization we really need to incorporate the lap steel on many of these songs to really get the right feel,and since bass players are easier to find then lap steel players, I volunteered to give it a go.

            We picked up this guitar because of the low price and positive reviews, and it's lived up to the expectations. I have it running through a Blues Jr. with a little delay, and it sounds great.

            It stays in tune sufficiently and haven't had and major mishaps yet. The single coil buzzes a bit, but what are you going to do, it's a single coil.

            If you have the slightest interest in learning this instrument, you should pull the trigger - it's a lot of fun, and for such a low price, you almost have nothing to lose.

            One thing to be careful for is the guitar is made out of particle board, so don't leave the legs on when transporting because you can easily compromise the integrity of the hardware that's attached to the guitar.

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            5.0

            Most Excellent

            By Jim Duckett

            from Ashland, VA.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Great Deal Great Sound
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Leg Threads Rough

            Best Uses

            • Live Shows Recording
            • Recording

            Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

            My new Rogue Lap Steel arrived in good condition and on time. No problems with it of any kind. The pickup and controls work fine, no buzz or hum. I have used it on a recording already and have gotten quite a few positive reviews on the sound. It's a great way to get introduced to Lap Steel. My only suggestion to the manufacturers, would be before shipping, to put some grease or lube of some kind on the leg threads and sockets.

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            5.0

            Played through a digitek floor processor

            By Stilborn

            from Whitby, Ontario

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

              Outstanding value and when played through a digitek floor processor opens up a whole new world.

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              5.0

              LAP STEEL GUITAR WITH STAND & GIG BAG

              By RocknRoll 63

              from Glendale,Ca

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

                GREAT INSTRUMENT FOR THE PRICE CANT BEAT IT. KICKIN' SOUND.

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                4.0

                Get a new nut!

                By alewatcher

                from chicagoland IL

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play

                Cons

                • Poor Pick Up
                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

                The nut is made of some cheap wood stained to look like rosewood. After 30 minutes of play, the wood was chipping and splitting. I took this thing into a guitar shop and them put on a new nut made of bone. The tone and playability improved.

                As for the tone-- well... It is a <100 lap steel made by Rogue. Is it going to sound like the ones used by studio musicians in Nasheville? No. But it sounds good enough for just messing about and jamming-- especially at the price.

                For the price, this is a good buy. Just plan on dropping an extra 30 for a new nut to make it usable. (30 for a new nut is still over 100 cheaper than a different lap steel!)

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                2.0

                Not bad for the price

                By Xeno

                from Northampton, MA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Lousy Tuners

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

                    It is what it is for the money

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                    5.0

                    Hours of fun!

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Sloppy Tuners

                    Best Uses

                    • Explore A New Sound
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

                    This is a fun instrument! I gave it a 5 star in spite of rather sloppy tuners since the buy-in price was so cheap. Just back the string down and bring up the tension to the pitch and it'll stay there OK. And the pickup sounds great - once again "for the money". The gig bag and legs are a pleasant surprise too (although I don't use the legs usually). Get a Shubb slide and go to town on this thing. Play along with your old country recordings! Lots of fun for cheap!

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                    5.0

                    It' a good one

                    By LBJ

                    from IB, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Black Out Fret Screws
                    • Legs Are Not Sturdy
                    • Needs Heavy Strings
                    • Needs Simple Fret Marks

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

                    nice steel

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                    5.0

                    Great deal

                    By Dude

                    from South Carolina

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag:

                        Great starter

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