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Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack   

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This uke kit is the real deal, not a toy. The neck is nicely shaped and finished in a satin lacquer to give it a great feel. The uke features a mahog...Read More

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This uke kit is the real deal, not a toy. The neck is nicely shaped and finished in a satin lacquer to give it a great feel. The uke features a mahogany body, champion-style friction pegs, mahogany bridge, inlaid position markers, and Martin strings.

Includes gig bag.

Get started with all the essentials for far less than you'd expect.

FEATURES
  • Ukulele
  • Gig bag
  • Pitch pipe
  • Chord guide and tuning instructions

Order today and start playing.

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RogueUkulele Starter Pack
 
3.1

(based on 162 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (34)

46%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

  • Not consistent (15)
  • Poor tone quality (15)
  • Breaks easy (12)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (27), Experienced (25), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This little Ukulele Starter Pack is a gateway drug...

Overall, my rating is a 10 because I think the Ukulele Starter Pack is a fantastic value for what it is. Everybody should buy one and try it out! There might be less...Read complete review

Overall, my rating is a 10 because I think the Ukulele Starter Pack is a fantastic value for what it is. Everybody should buy one and try it out! There might be less stress in the world lol. Ukulele strings don't make a beginner's fingers as sore as say a guitar will and that leads to more willingness to practice.

So... if you don't know whether the ukulele is right for you, this cheap starter pack should be your pick. You're not wasting any money and this little ukulele could be your gateway drug . Have fun!
The tuning pegs don't have as a tight a grip on the string as my other isntruments. If you can accept the fact, that you'll need to tune it just about every time you play it, you'll do fine. And if you're a beginner, you could use the practice anyway. It's only 4 strings. When you see Jake Shimabakuro play (he's famous), you'll note that he tunes his ukulele by ear before every song. If he can do it, you can do it .

Other reviewers have said new strings have improved the tension on the strings. I haven't tried this, but I will. It's not unreasonable.

Note: I gave the features a 7, but only because of the tuners.
I didn't find any big, noticeable flaws. There's a small scratch or imperfection in the body that the finish was applied over, but for the money, it's not worth complaining about. The body of the ukulele is not shiny, but a pretty matte brown. It looks elegant for what it is. It seems put together well and neatly. It's nice looking!

The gig bag is the cheapest one out of all the gig bags I have for various instruments. There's no pocket and it's made out of weird vinyl. There is no shoulder strap. But the handle is strong and the bag is padded, so it does protect the ukulele more than adequately.

I gave the quality an 7 because of the tuners and the gig bag quality, but don't let any of this stop you from buying the ukulele pack. Buy it! It's totally worth the money and for a starter instrument, it's totally fine. Why spend more if you don't know whether you'll love playing the ukulele yet?
The bottom line is that I got to try ukulele and decide whether I liked playing for a mere $$. With all my instruments, I promise myself that if I enjoy playing and pursue it actively, then I will buy myself an upgrade and gift my starter instrument to someone who might enjoy playing it as much as I do. I've had so much fun with this thing (you can get free lessons at ukeschool.com) that I'm definitely going to upgrade some time this year!

If something happened to this little baby before I was ready to upgrade, I would definitely buy it again. Similarly, after owning one myself, I'd also buy it for other people as a gift. It's a starter instrument that may meet your needs forever or maybe you'll do like I do .

I gave the value a 10 because it's a great value for the money. How many times in life can you pick up a new hobby for cheap - particularly a new musical hobby?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

My First Ukulele

I bought this as my first ukulele because I'm interested in playing, but I wanted to be sure that I'm going to stick with it before sinking a good chunk of money into a...Read complete review

I bought this as my first ukulele because I'm interested in playing, but I wanted to be sure that I'm going to stick with it before sinking a good chunk of money into a more expensive ukulele.
The strings are cheap and hard to tune, but I had been told to expect that in a cheaper ukulele and I have some Aquila's coming in the mail.
I would recommend this as a starter uke or something to travel with if you don't want to bang up a nicer instrument, but probably not to an experienced player.

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2.0

Love love love <3

By 

from Myrtle Beach, SC

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

      I am just learning to play this intstrument and am just so in love with it! The price is more than fair. I would recommend including a spare set of strings with the package.

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      3.0

      Hmmm???

      By 

      from Knox City, TX

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

        This was a Christmas gift for my wife. I had to tighten screws to get the strings to stay put. The strings that came with the instrument do not stay tuned...poor quality & now we cannot find ones locally to use.

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        3.0

        Quality for starter but replace strings

        By 

        from Alpharetta, GA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good For The Price
        • Good Tone
        • Needs Constant Tuning
        • Quality Look

        Cons

        • Needs Constant tuning
        • Strings Are Low Quality

        Best Uses

        • Beginner
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

        good for starters, but get new strings right away. for 6 d o l l a r s the string upgrade made a huge difference. tuning pegs were loose and needed to be tightened down. be careful not to tighten too much or they will crack.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not for the Musician...It's a toy.

        By 

        from Chico, Ca.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

        It is very small and the strings are not real. The tuning keys are Not forgiving..Hard to tune. The pitch pipe is not precise. It just a toy..I will find a 3 year old to give it to.

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        1.0

        Terrible

        By 

        from Camarillo, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Don't Waste Your Money

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

            This is a useless ukelele that will not even tune. I bought it as a starter for a five year old and it was not even good enough for that. I'm surprised Musician's Friend even stocks this item. It's not even worthy of the name instrument. They even want to cancel the free shipping I received when i purchased the thing and then returned it. I am a professional musician and teacher.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Don't be too quick to judge

            By 

            from Portland. Vic. Australia

            About Me Novice

            Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

            Found that it wouldnt hold tune but after reading the reviews I tightened the tuning screws and now its ok (don't over tighten the screws you will strip them). This is a cheap uke and I would not have got a gig bag in my local shop for what this deal cost. Never tried a uke before but after a few days I'm impressed. This is a cheap uke good for the price and if I improve I'll get something better. Not sorry I bought it.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed

            By 

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

              • Breaks Easy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

                Very Disappointed. Ukulele broke after 1st lesson.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great value for the money

                By 

                from south Texas

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

                Great price to try out the ukulele. Definitely a good value if you're not sure if this instrument is right for you. After reading other reviews, I (mostly) fixed the tuning problem by tightening the screws on the back.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Ukelele starter kit

                By 

                from canton ohio

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

                    very happy with the copmapny and the speed of delivery

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not a good deal

                    By 

                    from Summerville, ga.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Breaks Easy
                      • Not Consistent
                      • Poor Tone Quality
                      • The Tuning Keys Wont Stay

                      Best Uses

                      • None

                      Comments about Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack:

                      The tuning keys will not hold to tune it up. you cant play it if you cant tune it. For a beginner to learn, better fine one at a pawn shop then to buy this one.

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