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Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst 

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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 music...Read More

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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 painted maple bridge and fingerboard 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.

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

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RogueRA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 257 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (176)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (124)
  • Good feel (124)
  • Good audio (115)
  • Stays in tune (81)
  • Consistent (73)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (23)
  • Poor quality (9)
  • Flat sound (6)
  • Not consistent (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (140)
  • Jamming (88)
  • Small venues (39)
  • Recording (24)
  • School bands (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (79), Experienced (76), Professional musician (21)

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.

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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.
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5.0

Excellent Gift for a Beginner

By Dad

from Alexandria, VA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Learning
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Great product for the price. Very good value. Shipped promptly and was packaged to ensure it would arrive undamaged. Finish on guitar was nice.

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5.0

buy this guitar for a starter

By Glenn.warlock.band

from cold spring ky.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beautiful Guitar Forprice
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Nice Guitar For The Price
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Requires Constant Tuning
  • Until It Is Broken In

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

this is a beautiful guitar for the price it needs a little bit of break in time for the strings once I played it a full day it stayed in tune beautifully.this is a very nice starter guitar

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5.0

Great Product

By kathymc10

from whitewood, SD

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

  • Sent As Gift So Cant Say

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I cant review on the instrument's sound, as it was a gift. But delivery was quick and the customer service guy was very helpful when I had problems online. Would buy from musicians friend again, definitely

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rogue RA - 090 Guitar

By cbear

from Wilmington, NC

About Me Novice

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        I purchased this as a gift after ALOT of investigating on you tube. Experienced guitar teachers recommended this over others that cost more. So I am taking their advice and after receiving this guitar it looks very nice and looks like it would cost a lot more ( and it does cost more from other sellers) I also received this in only a few days . Thank You.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very pleased with purchase

        By lou

        from austin,tx

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          Musician's Friend is the place to shop for high quality goods at very reasonable prices!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Affordable and fun

          By DrSal

          from Maine

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beach Playing
            • Campfires
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rvs

            Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            It had some finish defects but plays fine, and that's what is most important. I wanted a fun guitar that I wasn't going to freak out over if heaven forbid it got injured. Have it in my RV and a big storm hit, it tumbled off the top bunk, and retuned just fine. Yes, it does require frequent retuning, but it's new. I simply left a Snark attached to the headstock. For me, its a 5 star, but if somebody really cares about finish, it's a 4 based on that. It's not one of my Ovations or my Les Paul, but I REALLY like it!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good basic guitar for a days pay..

            By Old Dude-pTtM3

            from Greater Cheseapeke Dranage Basin

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Nut Could Be Cut Better

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Second Guitar

            Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I was looking for an inexpensive Drednought for occasional Bluegrass and Country outings picked one of these up at the Black Friday sale, and was impressed, the sound was full and even, and the action was reasonably low, and within traditional acoustic parameters;it won't please those who are expecting 'modern' acoustic action which is often too low to give full voice to inexpensive guitars.
            The construction was clean, with the finish applied evenly, the tuners are basic but work well, with no noticable back lash, the nut was a little hitchy but rubbing the slots w/a pencil cured that. Many people shy away from all laminate instruments, but there is no comparison between the materials used here and the "cigar box" wood used in the '70s for budget guitars.
            This is a decent guitar and very fairly priced, it's not a high end instrument, but is very playable, comparing well to the entry level instruments from the "name" offshore makers,and will give the average strummer all they need.

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            5.0

            great starter

            By E.D.Bekkr

            from West Jordan, Utah

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              Unboxed this one today and it is beautiful. clear full sound filled the room. easy to tune. solid construction. could not ask for a better guitar for its price. all in all the perfect gift for my daughter.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar for the price!!

              By Matt

              from Kentucky

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                Didn't expect much for the price, but I was pleasantly surprised. I bought this for an extra jam guitar to leave at my parent's home. I've played since my teen years, and let's just say I'm older now. I put some Martin light-gauge strings on it. It stays in tune well and had no dead or muted frets anywhere that I have found. It would be a great guitar for a beginner to learn on or to have as an extra jam guitar. Either way, you can't beat this price for a full size acoustic guitar that plays well and sounds great.

                Bottom line: Buy it. I'm happy with it and chances
                are you will be too...

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                5.0

                for the price it cant be beat

                By TimH

                from Sc

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  Let me just start off by saying for the price I didn't expect much but was truly blown away by the quality of this guitar. Finish was great minor scratches under the lacquer but very minor not even noticeable if your not really looking for it. Needed to be tuned but don't they all??? Has held a tune nicely and feels comfortable. I know its no 500$ guitar but for the price you really cant go wrong!

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