• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop by Department
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Accessory Sale 07-18-14

Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Black 

  • Write a Review
Product #423794
Sale

Overview

  • 6-string
  • Dreadnought design
  • Whitewood body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $129.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $70.00
  • On Sale Today:
    up to - $10.00
  • Sale Price:
    $4999
Please Select a Style...
  • Black

    $49.99 Sale

    In stock

    { "name": "Black", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 49.99, "isOnSale": true, "onSalePrice": 10.00, "msrp": 129.99, "salePrice": 49.99, "listPrice": 59.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "sku": "site1sku423794000001000", "displaySku": "423794000001000", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Select Styles On Sale Now!", "stickerDisplayText":"Sale", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//423794000001000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Natural

    $49.99 Sale

    In stock

    { "name": "Natural", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 49.99, "isOnSale": true, "onSalePrice": 10.00, "msrp": 129.99, "salePrice": 49.99, "listPrice": 59.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "sku": "site1sku423794000010000", "displaySku": "423794000010000", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Select Styles On Sale Now!", "stickerDisplayText":"Sale", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//423794000010000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Sunburst

    $49.99 Sale

    In stock

    { "name": "Sunburst", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 49.99, "isOnSale": true, "onSalePrice": 10.00, "msrp": 129.99, "salePrice": 49.99, "listPrice": 59.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "sku": "site1sku423794000027000", "displaySku": "423794000027000", "serialized": false, "stickerDesc":"Select Styles On Sale Now!", "stickerDisplayText":"Sale", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//423794000027000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)

  • (Most Popular)
+ Add to Wish List
See All Rogue 6 String Acoustic Guitars
Rogue

A great introductory acoustic, priced for anyone to afford.

From Rogue comes this amazing deal in the RA-90 dreadnought acoustic guitar. The Rogue guitar is an ideal instrument for the beginner, or young musician. The body depth and width bring out balanced tone and plenty of projection to be heard from across the room.

This ultra-affordable dreadnought acoustic guitar features a whitewood body, which brings out lots of mid-range punch. The nato neck adds sustain without losing any strength in tone. The rosewood bridge and fretboard add clarity to each note, and a striking look to the front of the guitar. The RA-090's C-shape neck, 1-2/3" nut width, and 16" radius help with intricate fretboard movements when running up and down the 20 frets. The RA-90 also features nickel hardware and covered tuners. This Rogue acoustic guitar will certainly get the job done, at a price that anybody can afford.

Case sold separately

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • 6-string
  • Dreadnought design
  • Whitewood body
  • 25-3/8" scale length
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • C-shape neck
  • 20 frets (14 open)
  • 1-2/3" nut width
  • 16" radius
  • Covered tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • Case sold separately

Order yours today!

 
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
RogueRA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 214 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (154)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (92)
  • Good feel (92)
  • Good audio (89)
  • Stays in tune (68)
  • Consistent (58)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (12)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Flat sound (5)
  • Not consistent (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (104)
  • Jamming (66)
  • Small venues (32)
  • Recording (20)
  • School bands (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (59), Novice (58), Professional musician (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can this price buy a usable guitar?

Everything about this guitar is cheap and lightweight....except its tone and playability. That's saying a lot for a bottom-of-the-market offering. Some background: ROGUE "Fine Instruments" are a generic...Read complete review

Everything about this guitar is cheap and lightweight....except its tone and playability. That's saying a lot for a bottom-of-the-market offering. Some background: ROGUE "Fine Instruments" are a generic housebrand. These guitars generally sell to the entry levelers because they are priced attractively. The instruments are contracted to Chinese (and Korean) manufacturing entities such as Samick and Daewon instrument corporations for design and assembly. This dreadnaught model originates from a China factory, as do so many other name brand instruments. How they can cover costs and profit margins from halfway round the globe for this price is a mystery to me, but nonetheless a bonus for the underfinanced customer.

Regarding this instrument: I have a fairly large collection of stringed instruments and merely bought the RA-090 to use up a soon-to-expire credit coupon. Curiosity about what a low priced guitar would sound and play like drove my purchase more than anything else. It was received double-boxed and in good (new) condition. The strings were slacked about 3-haltones to reduce shipment stress and wrapped in oiled paper. A chromed allen wrench was included for truss rod adjustment. This was not needed as the neck was straight and I detected no fret buzz once tuned to proper pitch. Sight down the neck and note that the brassy fret wires are quite even. There is just a slight hint of edgy-ness to the fret ends, but fine, really.

I measured the body, neck, headstock, and bridge dimensions against my Martin D-28: almost identical. Heck, the bridge, the headstock shape, and the pickguard look almost exactly like Martin's. The Rogue weighs several ounces less though and sports a single full sheet of (birch?) plywood for its top. Probably the same for the back and sides which are concealed by a piano-black coat of laquer paint. The outer finish is polyurethane, glossy but thinner than usual. There are no edge bindings anywhere, no ivoroid heel caps, no sound hole or seam marquetry. There are also no noticeable glue globs, bridge-to-top gaps, or generally nasty finish details to chastise. I rather like the soundhole surround decal - sort of a Greek urn style roping, gold over black to match the finish colors and wires. The tuners are unmarked Schaller-ish clones, but they are decently chromed and held tuning after the strings stretched a bit. The headstock nut is robust and cleanly cut. Nicely polished and rounded edges. The saddle nut is similar material with no discernable compensation chamfers. Surprising accurate intonation when checked at the twelfth (bit of sharpness in the B and high E).

Playing the guitar was a surprise. I expected high action, dull or wooden tone, and bad intonation. Instead I found reasonably low action (could be a smidge lower, but not bad) and a pleasant overall string tone with nice ringing treble notes. The midrange and lower notes are slightly muddy, but benefit from the dreadnaught size. Fingerstyle and picking both work pretty well with it. Hard strumming with a heavy pick might reveal its weaknesses, but I just don't go there. The brassy looking strings have a comfortable softness to them. I think the tone secret with this cheapie lies in its light, light construction. The design eschews the usual additional layer of spruce top veneer and back and side mahogany veneers which tend to damp other entry grade non-solid wood guitars. It has a perfectly reasonable neck shape (probably because it copies Martin's shapes) and string spacing. Dot position markers are traditional but well executed. The fingerboard (if it is rosewood) has been stained like the bridge to resemble black ebony. All the blackings probably hide various flaws in the wood surfaces, but they can't hide bad tone. I won't say this guitar has great tone, but it does have pretty darn GOOD tone. Perhaps as a happy accident of its lightness and cheapness.

If you need a starter product to test the waters with without really committing to guitar investment, this is probably as cheap and good as its gonna get. If you're flying off on a business trip across the States and can't trust the fate of your precious American made flattop, you can ship one of these suckers (now free!) to your destination just ahead of you. It's a weird consumer world we're living in these days. Enjoy the options while they last. And on the other spectrum, save up for and support our American made products when the time is right. A fine Gibson, Martin, or Taylor are worthy investments in their own right and far beyond the tonal reaches of these starter-outers.
Everything you need, but nothing more.
Middling for guitars in general, but pretty darn good for this price point, and the criticism is focused more on the quality of materials rather than how it's put together.
I could have gone with 8 or 10, but only time will tell if it holds up.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice little beginer guitar. Poor quality control at the factory

I purchased the Rouge C90 acoustic guitar. The guitar has a very full sound for it's size. Right out of the box the action was good. I was dissapointed that there were 2...Read complete review

I purchased the Rouge C90 acoustic guitar. The guitar has a very full sound for it's size. Right out of the box the action was good. I was dissapointed that there were 2 spots on the guitar that were smudged when it was painted. ( I ordered the black gloss finish.) One spot was next to the sound hole rossette, and the other was to the upper left of the bridge wood mounting. I bought the guitar as a gift for someone so It was embarasing when I opened it up in front of her and we both saw the smudge marks. The sound and ease of play were ok though. I wouldn't order this guitar again. No quality control I guess at the factory.
See above.
See above

Reviewed by 214 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

very nice and baic guitar

By big ben

from stuart,florida

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I have played guitars, ukes and strumsticks for 35 years I love simple strings instruments , I take my strings everywhere , camping, fishing, hiking , hunting , and at work too , helps relax the emergency room and flight staff , so good

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the price

    By Skippy

    from Pottsboro Texas

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Looks great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      For the money - this is a really nice guitar. When I took it to some friends who are really good guitar players to help me tune it - they were amazed at the price and quality.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      My Daughter Loves it!!!

      By HoneyBunny7

      from Holt, MI.

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great Price Value
      • Perfect For Beginner

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Playing around campfire
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        My daughter was turning 36, she has 3 children she always wanted a guitar and learn to play songs she could sing with the kids like around the campfire when they go camping. I got this guitar for her birthday and she is just thrilled with it!!

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great for the price

        By Luke

        from Hastings, MI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Easy to play
        • Fun To Play
        • Good finish
        • Great sound
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Teaching

          Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I bought this guitar for my granddaughter and could not believe how good it sounded and played. For the price it is a deal.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Really Nice Guitar!

          By Ben

          from Chula Vista, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            First of all, I'm just an average Joe with a steady job/income. I'm not rich so all I can afford is this guitar. It came without a problem via UPS. The finish was smooth and had no blemish. The sound was very bright and nice, although I will change the strings later. If you're not rich like me, then this guitar is great and will do fine for jamming and garage band practice. Until I hit the lotto and can afford a Martin, I'll be happy with this purchase...

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Ok guitar for the price

            By Pastor Gary

            from Buffalo, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Bought this guitar just for practicing. It had a good sound, so I installed a preamp and peizo pickup into it myself. Really sounds good amplified. I'm a Worship leader and tried it at Church.
              Had some people ask if I got a new guitar and that it sounded nice. Not bad for the price but basically for practice. Can't go wrong for the price

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              nice

              By Dave

              from Brookville, MD

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Sound Easy To Play

              Cons

              • Needs Touch-up

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • School Bands

              Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Nice guitar with good sound and straight neck. Action was bit high - I took off bridge nut and file it a little and change strings to lighter ones and now guitar plaus really nice

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Can't beat it for the money!

              By sdenham

              from southwest Iowa

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • Smudge To The Finish
              • Strings A Little High

              Best Uses

              • Great Campfire Guitar
              • Jamming
              • Perfect For Beginners

              Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              The most surprising thing is its sound... sounds like a spruce & mahogany dreadnought! Nice tone. There was a slight smudge in the finish and the strings were just a little high, but hey, for the money, I'm not complaining. You can buy a pricey guitar that needs the string lowered. (they all do) but if you can file the nut and lower the bridge, it quickly becomes a good playin guitar, on the cheap! I'm first a player, but I also teach guitar, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to my students.

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

              By Dylan The Guitar Player

              from Joplin, MO

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Poor Construction
              • Requires Constant Tuning

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              This guitar had me buying it as soon as i saw how cheap it was. i orded it in the black color. the day i got it, it worked out just fine. after a while i began to notice that it would fall out of tune and it began buzzing. so i decided that i would just raise the strings. after doing so, it seemed to do alright for the most part. The quality of the guitar isnt great but it will do. good for beginners, but if you have played guitar for a while i would invest in a better one.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Top of the line for the money

              By Doc or Musicman

              from Flowery Branch,G.A

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Don't Hurt Your Pocket
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune
              • Well Put Together

              Cons

              • Its No Congreat Guitar

              Best Uses

              • First Guitar
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              My name is Doc Daras and my friend Mike Odea got me this guitar RA-090 Rogue Acoustic,really I'm a drummer but play guitar so I can write and put my songs together,I've been playing almost 40 years and this RA-090 is very-very well put together,it was fine right out the box but like I said I've been playing alot of years and the only thing I changed on the guitar was the action so I could get the strings where I wanted them and once I did that the guitar plays great,sounds good,stays in tune,it did all that out the box but I like my strings lower to the frets

              Comment on this review

              Displaying reviews 1-10

              Back to top

              Previous | Next »

              You are changing the Ship-To country.

              Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.