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Full-bodied spruce/mahogany tone with faithful Fishman electronics!
Its great sound is the product of a Sitka spruce top mated with a mahogany body and constructed with scalloped bracing. Rosewood fretboard. It also features herringbone binding and rosette and is equipped with Martin strings and Fishman Classic 4 pickup/preamp system.
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Most Liked Positive Review
I've only been playing since 8/03 and casually at that, banging out about 20 E-Z play (Neil Young, Dylan) songs, so for what it's worth, here's my review of this...Read complete review
I've only been playing since 8/03 and casually at that, banging out about 20 E-Z play (Neil Young, Dylan) songs, so for what it's worth, here's my review of this guitar: I bought one based on other readers' reviews (which I find very valuable, btw) and, of course, the price. I liked what I got so much that I promptly bought another, and then another (one for upstairs, one for downstairs, and one for work!). The only beef I've had (and this may just be my ignorance) is that when I plug it into my Fender DSP 30 amp I have to slide the guitar's volume lever up all the way to get it to kick on, then I slowly push the lever down -- but not too far lest the output terminate outright. I thus would like the volume control to work more sensitively/smoothly than that. I?m hoping that maybe I'm doing something wrong (it's always better to discover ?operator error? rather than instrument malfunction, as the former is far easier to fix!). Anyway, the only other thing I'd like is for the action to be as easy as this other Chinese knockoff that I bought locally (a no-name brand) and gave to my girlfriend. Beginners, after all, like guitars to be as easy as possible to play, and I got spoiled by my Squire electric?s action before going acoustic. Nevertheless, the action is good enough and I've found this to be a great deal (hey, I bought 3 of them!). I?ve also thus far been quite pleased buying through this site (hint: google "coupon? and ?Musiciansfriend? before you buy from them so you can quickly cop any coupons out there).
Most Liked Negative Review
My 13 year old son told me he saw an acoustic electric for about $*****. I said a little sarcastically "oh..sure, I gotta' see this."...Read complete review
My 13 year old son told me he saw an acoustic electric for about $*****. I said a little sarcastically "oh..sure, I gotta' see this." I'm glad I did. I rated it a ten across the board. From my experience, this guitar can't be beat by any I know of in or within hundreds of dollars.I have probably been asked by parents hundreds of times at my gigs " What is a good guitar I can get my kid started on?" I now would recomend this one above all and to be honest,I wish it had come along many years ago when I was just starting out trying to make a living playing gigs in the Fla. Keys.It is just a stunning performer and value for that price range.I still prefer my Hurricane proof Rainsong though.
Reviewed by 89 customers
This guitar sounds awful, even with Elixir strings on it. The electronics are poor. The input is loose. I tightened it but it doesn't stay that way.The only plus is that the finish is beautiful. It looks like a 1000$ guitar. Too bad it doesn't play like it.The tuners are crap. It can be perfectly in tune. I will play one note and it gets knocked out of tune. They occasionally become loose too.
I got three of these guitars and had to send them all back. I am not that picky but the first one had scratches and would not pick up the first string. Second one had two staple holes in the top of the guitar where someone stapled the packing list to the guitar box and staple went right into the guitar. Last one was not completly finished on the botton of the guitar. Clear coat was left off part of it. Was real rough. If you can live with these things its a good sounding guitar and looks nice. Its awful how the little things mess up a really great guitar. Most of you that have one know what I mean.
I bought this guitar because I needed an acoustic electric to jam with friends and to play at church. I didn't want to spend a lot of money as I already had two very good acoustic guitars (Alvarez and Takamine). That was a year ago. I have sold the the other two and play just this Rogue. It's not perfect - I have seen better electronics, but these are better than most of us who play for ourselves or on Sundays can use. When this guitar arrived, I was floored. I feel like I stole it. The strings were junk, but a set of Elixirs makes it sing. It holds tune very, very well, but does need slight tweaking now and again. It is on the bright side, but, like all acoustics, the bottom end will develop with age. The neck is straight, but the 11th fret is higher than the rest. I haven't gotten around to filing it yet because it doesn't buzz when I play - I rarely chord above the 7th fret and the action is at 3/16th's so I'm happy. I highly recommend this guitar for anyone who needs a pretty good guitar for not a lot of bucks. I don't think you will find one that is measurably better for less than twice the price.
I've had this guitar for one year now. I also own expensive guitars (Taylor, Fender, Schecter) and I still like this guitar a lot.I am still impressed every time I pick it up. The workmanship is very good, nice projection and good sound. Intonation is good. It's just a real solid, good sounding, nice looking guitar. The only thing I've done to mine is add a strap button at the base of the neck, and drop the action a bit with the truss rod.I've played it with Martin and Elixir strings, light and medium and both sound great.The Fishman pickups sound all right and are used on much more expensive guitars.You simply cannot go wrong with this guitar. The price makes it excellent for beginners, for as a backup guitar, a campfire guitar, or for an ad hoc house guitar for churches and cafes.I will probably buy a couple more just to keep around...this guitar rocks.
This guitar sounds so much better than what it is worth, after 3 months and tuning twice the guitar alwaays stays in tune. Fishman is not the greatest but for the price range you should be very happy with what you will get. I highly recommend this guitar!!
I got mine a few days ago, and the quality of the guitar suprised me. The sound is great. The electronics aren't the greatest, but plugged in it sounds as natural as unplugged. The jack isn't the greatest, but if you want a good acoustic-electric, or just a good acoustic, you're not going to get many better deals than this.
This is the first one I have owned, and it is better than what I have been using. I have no complaints except it makes buzzing sounds.
This guitar is a good guitar for beginers. The tone is a little blah but when plugged in it has a nice punch to it.
I was very pleasently surprized by this guitar. I bought it for me and my son as a cheap kick around guitar. It sounds great, the electronics are great, the action could be a bit lower but overall a great sounding guitar for a killer price.
This guitar is amazing! This finish is WAY better than I would have expected! The mahogany back and sides shine like crazy! (not to say that the the spruce isn't very nice as well) The herringbone binding is absolutely flawless, It has a nice, thin, playable neck, and an awesome, kind of soft tone. I don't think I've played a better sounding guitar. The only complaint I have is that when plugged into my Peavey Bandit 65 watt amp, It doesn't give quite as much bass as I would like, but that might just be because my amp was mainly made for electric guitars. I can tell I will like the sound better with medium strings. It has a staind fretboard to make it look darker like ebony, so DO NOT USE LIZARD SPIT FRETBOARD CONDITIONER! It takes out the stain (you can probably tell by now that it's happened to me). I cannot state on how good it stays in tune, seeing as how I have only played it once cause it's supposed to be a Christmas present :). BUY THIS GUITAR! For the price, you could get like 6 of them and still not pay what you would have to spend for ONE high end "nice brand" guitar like a Martin or Takamine of the same quality and sound!