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

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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 60 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (39)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (17)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      97%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (49)
      • Good tone (41)
      • Good feel (33)
      • Good pick up (29)
      • Solid electronics (28)

      Cons

      • Poor pick up (6)

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (38)
      • Jamming (30)
      • Small venues (23)
      • Recording (19)
      • School bands (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (20), Professional musician (20), Novice (19)

      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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      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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          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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            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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            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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              (1 of 1 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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              5.0

              Love It!!!

              By charles jennings

              from south carolina

              About Me Professional Musician

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              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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Little Steel For The Price

                  By Fred

                  from Solomon, Kansas

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I have a small class of non pedal steel students and find this little steel does the trick for learning. I now have four of these steel guitars in the class room. I can now save my good Fenders for my performances rather than let the students use them for class.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Impressive Lap Steel

                      By dmvksv

                      from Grand Rapids, Mi.

                      About Me Novice

                      Ask me a question

                      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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