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Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  Natural

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A marvel for its price, the traditional dreadnought design makes for one very playable guitar with a great, full tone. Perfect for strumming or finge...Read More

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A worthy starter guitar.

A marvel for its price, the traditional dreadnought design makes for one very playable guitar with a great, full tone. Perfect for strumming or fingerpicking any style of music, it's no wonder this guitar has been so highly rated by our customers. Features a genuine spruce top, die-cast tuning machines, 25-1/2" scale nato neck, and bound rosewood fretboard. It's easy to tune and stays that way. Rich, resonant sound and excellent projection and intonation make this a first guitar to be proud of. It's also great for camping or as a second guitar. Each guitar ships with genuine Martin strings for a quality sound right out of the box.

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FEATURES
  • Genuine spruce top
  • Die-cast tuning machines
  • Nato neck
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • Martin strings
  • Case sold separately
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RogueRA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 489 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (339)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (51)
  • Fun to play (48)
  • Good audio (44)
  • Stays in tune (42)
  • Consistent (33)

Cons

  • Poor quality (9)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (57)
  • Jamming (41)
  • Small venues (18)
  • Recording (11)
  • School bands (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (35), Novice (31), Professional musician (9)

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For the price this cannot be beat. I've been playing for four decades. I was looking for a guitar that came as close in appearance to a Martin D18 I once owned, and...Read complete review

For the price this cannot be beat. I've been playing for four decades. I was looking for a guitar that came as close in appearance to a Martin D18 I once owned, and I cannot afford one now. Rogue fits the bill with the old-style plain rectangular headstock, the standard dreadnought pick-guard. The tuners were a little sticky out of the box, since the guitar arrived tuned down, and you do need to know this: expect your RA-100D to arrive needing further setting-up. Mine came with the action a tad high and the notes at the low end did not play true because of the higher action, so the nut and saddle had to be shaved down. The neck was straight, however. If you order through Guitar Center, like I did, they will happily assist in the set-up for a reasonable charge. Once it is set up, your toes will turn to cupcakes. I could not believe the sound and playability. The tuners are in full gear (get it?) and the tone is great for a guitar at this price. I'll report back after time has passed, but right now I'm in heaven.

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Intonation off otherwise a killer deal

I got a Musicians Friend gift certificate as a Xmas gift from one of my many students (I teach guitar full time)that just about paid for this guitar. What a deal, right?...Read complete review

I got a Musicians Friend gift certificate as a Xmas gift from one of my many students (I teach guitar full time)that just about paid for this guitar. What a deal, right? They used to be, but sadly not anymore. Years ago I could recommend this very model to students and they would always be great. Guitar looks great, straight neck, good tuners, and great tone! But their manufacturer can't seem to place the nut accurately in the last two years, making it impossible to tune well. I know this because my students who have bought this very guitar all have the same issue- poor intonation, all because of the same manufacture's defect. The problem is ABSOLUTELY that they place the nut in the wrong position by about 2 mm. I know this because it is impossible to tune this model now with open strings and no capo- the dead giveaway is you can get the chords in one key to sound good, then switch to chords in another key and tuning is just awful- that indicates severe intonation problems. However when you place a capo on any fret on the guitar and then play from there, tuning with my Snark tuner is successful and tuning is PERFECT with all chords in tune in all keys- perfect intonation. After I narrowed down the problem I noticed that the nut on this guitar was placed about 2 mm. to the left too far vs. all my other identical sized, but more expensive and professional, dreadnaught sized guitars in the same scale size. That's it! So I knocked out the nut, routered out 2 mm. from the end of the now exposed fretboard to match the distance between the nut and the first metal fret with my good guitars, re glued the nut into the new position and presto- perfect intonation! Musicians friend is SO close to having a perfect and inexpensive beginner guitar in their lineup- please just call the manufacturer and ask them to recalibrate their CNC routing machines to place that nut correctly- it's a manufacture's defect that would be EASY for them to correct!

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5.0

Great guitar

By Matt

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Great guitar for anyone just starting out. Perfect for jamming and practicing. Sturdy construction and good sound. Overall an excellent guitar for it's price point.

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    5.0

    Surprisingly amazing

    By Lauren

    from PA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I thought it would be child size, since I am very tall and have long arms, I didn't expect it to fit so well. It stays in turn, great quality

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    5.0

    My old HS friend recommended this website

    By AK

    from Harlingen, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Very nice for the price.

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      1.0

      Total Junk

      By danessah

      from Knoxville, TN

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I bought this guitar for my daughter and she never even got a chance to play it before the piece of junk broke. We bought it at the end of April and middle of July and its broke. I took it back to see if they could do something with it or if there was some kind of warranty but of course no. I wouldn't recommend this poorly constructed piece of junk even at the cheap price it is totally not worth the money.

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          4.0

          Great guitar for the price!

          By Jrutt

          from Fayetteville, Tn

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This a great guitar for a beginner and is a nice throw around for camp fires and jamming at get togethers.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i love this product

            By shuykike1088

            from yuma az

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              i love using this product

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great tone.

              By RevBlue

              from Henderson

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                The color is more green/blue than the picture shows.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Surprised!

                By White Dog

                from Iowa

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rish Sound With New Strings
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                • Requires Extensive Set-Up

                Best Uses

                • Camping/Canoeing
                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                I have been playing guitar for 34 years. I have quality expensive guitars. I'm giving this 5 stars, because as an instrument, and at this price, my expectations were not very high at all---and I was pleasantly surprised.
                I expected a cheap, flimsy, poorly made "starter" instrument...but this didn't fit that category in my opinion. It is well built...and with new strings and a proper set-up, plays and sounds just as good as more expensive instruments.
                I got the Natural guitar, and it is beautiful.
                Was looking for an inexpensive guitar that I wouldn't worry about taking in a canoe, camping, and rugged outdoor activities. After removing the "tinny" steel Martin strings, oiling the fretboard, filing sharp edges on the frets, and restringing with quality Phosphor Bronze strings, (string height and neck bow was fine, so no truss rod, bridge, or nut adjustment was necessary on mine), I'm not sure I wanna let this guitar get beat up in the outdoors any more.
                It showed up with no visible damage, or missed 'quality control' issues (I don't count the sharp fret edges on the guitar, because at this price they're NOT going to "roll" the edges like Fender, Gibson, Taylor, etc...)
                It is the less expensive, less resonant woods used to make this instrument that make it so affordable NOT the construction. Even as an experienced player, I wouldn't be afraid to recommend this to ANYONE looking to play. If you want to get the best out of it be prepared to do a proper set-up, or know someone that can do it for you (if you wanna get the best out of it).

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not some thing that i would spend money on again .

                By Jd

                from Michigan

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Looks nice

                Cons

                • Not Consistent
                • Poor Construction
                • Requires Constant Tuning

                Best Uses

                • Wall ornament

                Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                It sounds ok but is real hard on your fingers i use it for practice. I had to replace it at a little over a mounth musicans friend was very good about that .(still.)

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                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful color

                By Willgetskills

                from New Mexico

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rogue RA-100D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                    First guitar bought want to learn to play!

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