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

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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...Read More

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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.

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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!

SPECIFICATIONS

RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag

  • 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 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (51)
  • Good tone (43)
  • Good feel (34)
  • Good pick up (31)
  • Solid electronics (29)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (40)
  • Jamming (31)
  • Small venues (23)
  • Recording (20)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Novice (20), Professional musician (20)

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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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

Awesome just needs the C6 Strings

By Tbone34

from New Hampshire

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Stock strings

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

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

The stock strings are basically useless. Per recommendations of many others I bought a set of C6 tuned strings. These have made a HUGE difference. The tuning knobs are a little loose at points but the new strings hold their tune just fine. These are the strings I got "S I T non pedal lap semi flat nickel 6 string C6 tuning"

This is my first lap steel. If youre interested in the instrument Id totally recommend. I bet you could ven put regular electric strings on it and play it in standard tuning too.

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4.0

Sliding on Steel

By Drcushing

from Texas

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    I had been wanting to try my hand at lap steel after having played 12 string guitar for 10 years and before attempting to move forward with pursuing full on pedal steel, I purchased this little diddy.

    First, the instrument is smaller than a standard dreadnought and is essentially a light weight wooden plank with tuners and other guitar hardware. While the "fret board" is solid plastic, it is really only there as a guide since the string doesn't touch the board.

    Upon arrival, I had to purchase proper strings for the tuning (C6) as the ones it came with snapped. Be sure to purchase strings for lap steel as they are hardier than standard strings. Once the strings were changed, I tuned up and set to practicing.

    Hooked to a 10 watt generic practice amp with reverb, this low-cost lap steel sounded pretty good. My only complaint is the scale of the neck/fretboard. I was learning some slants with the steel bar, but the scale of the guitar is somewhat short. I guess that will be an excuse to upgrade later.

    Overall, this is recommended if you want to try something new. The gig bag is a nice bonus and gives you a pocket for a tuner, steel and extra strings. Rogue needs to manufacture an entry level pedal steel now.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great little Lap Steel

    By stever

    from Cary, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Good instrument. Sounds good, plays easily and volume and tone controls work well. I dislike the classical guitar type string system. It's a pita to change strings.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        slim and toneful

        By lovebigtits

        from Debary Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming

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

          if your looking for a good priced lap steel this is percft for the price
          looks slim and very good tone wise
          great for just jamming

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Guitar for the price

          By Good Ol' Uncle George

          from Westfield, MA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Leg Sockets Defective

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Small Venues

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

          I was disappointed on this one that they forgot to thread the leg sockets which meant that I had to take it apart and thread them myself 5/16 X 20 which is an unusual size...

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bargain

          By Good Ol' Uncle George

          from Westfield, MA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Small Venues

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

            This item arrived promptly and set up with no problems... tuned to C6 and plugged it in.... sounds great, looks great, Very Happy with the quality for the price..

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good product for the money

            By jazr1451

            from Yukon, OK

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Legs Are Not Practical

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            This is the 3rd Rogue product I have bought from Musician's Friend. I now have an acoustic guitar, the Rogue Rocketeer electric guitar and now the lap steel guitar. All are very good products shipped to me fast and in perfect new shape.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love It!!!

            By charles jennings

            from south carolina

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Legs Wobble

            Best Uses

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

              Love this little baby. I might have to check out more Rogue products. Good sound, stays tuned. Hook it up to some reverb and sweet

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              5.0

              very nice product for the price

              By lmb

              from wisconsin

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Learning
                • Practicing

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

                it would be useful if you could recommend appropriate amps or other products to go with it and perhaps either include or recommend a 'learn to play' dvd or booklet.... otherwise - it exceeded my expectations.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Fun

                By Fleahead

                from Steubenville, Ohio

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Fun To Play

                Cons

                • Poor Pick Up
                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                Well, for the price, I pretty much got what I expected. A lap steel is basically a 4x4 with a pickup. As noted in other reviews, the pickup is single coil and very noisy. This could not be used on stage. I ordered a humbucker, so that should take care of that problem. The tuners are low grade, but do the job. Not very precise, but they hold the tension well.

                I only bought this to see if it would work out in the band for a few Hank Williams tunes, and this is great, and really fun to play. I changed it over to C6 tuning, and there are tons of videos on Youtube to learn from. I've already got 5 songs worked out. Most likely, I'll be looking for a two neck model. I'm hooked. This is a good purchase to start off on.

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