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A great beginner's guitar built for ease of playability.

The Rocketeer RR100 electric guitar is Rogue's take on a classic design, built for ease of playability. It is constructed with a lightweight contoured double-cutaway paulownia body. The ultra-thin, comfortable maple neck makes it easy to fly up and down the 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. The humbucker/dual single-coil pickup configuration with a 5-way switch allows for a wide variety of tones. A 6-screw vintage tremolo lets you have tons of whammy bar fun, while the Rogue Rocketeer's die-cast tuners ensure solid tuning stability. Guitar case sold separately.

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FEATURES
  • Style: contoured double-cutaway solid body
  • Body: paulownia
  • Neck: bolt-on maple
  • Neck profile: ultra-thin
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: dots
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • No. of frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Bridge: 6 screw vintage tremolo
  • Tuners: die-cast
  • Neck pickup: single-coil
  • Middle pickup: single-coil
  • Bridge pickup: Humbucking
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-way blade pickup selector
  • Finish: gloss black
  • Case: sold separately

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RogueRR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (37)
  • Good feel (36)
  • Good tone (33)
  • Solid electronics (29)
  • Good pick up (27)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (43)
  • Jamming (29)
  • Small venues (16)
  • Recording (11)
  • School bands (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Novice (17), Professional musician (4)

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great beginner or builder guitar!

This is a great guitar for a beginner or someone who wants to experiment or use it as a base for a custom guitar. The neck is very nice and would cost more than...Read complete review

This is a great guitar for a beginner or someone who wants to experiment or use it as a base for a custom guitar. The neck is very nice and would cost more than the guitar if you had to buy it alone. The humbucker is pretty good, and the singles are okay. The factory left some dust under the covers in the back, but that was easily cleanable. I used the stock strings for awhile, but I can say it plays one heck of a lot better with some Ernie Ball Stalinless Steel Super Slinkys.There is a bit of noise when the tone adjustmnet is set all the way clockwise, but you can get new pots cheap or just don't peg the pot all the way.The tremolo is fun, but after I used it for awhile, I locked it down by tightening all the screws as much as possible at the neck end of the bracket, add a block in back, and then reset the intonation. This thing stays in tune just fine!I did have to adjust the intonation which arrived with no adjustment at all, and I did a slight tweak to the neck, but it was pretty good to start with. Instructions for setting the intonation are available in many places online. If you are handy, you can do the tuneup yourself. If not take it to a shop as many do with far more expensive guitars. If it is for someone who will not stick with it, you will save some dough. Someone who really wants to learn will find it adequate with some adjustment. And others will buy it for some useful and decent parts to build a custom axe. The volume and tone knobs are real nice and would run $10-$20 alone, and again the maple and roswewood neck is very nice. The frets were finished better than a comparable Fender I had and many others I've seen. The finish on the body is pretty nice, but I think I am going to strip mine and refinish it someday, or maybe redo the body altogether. The decription does not mention that it comes with a hookup cable. Mine was so noisy, I just threw it away. I had ordered one with the guitar not knowing it came with one. I'd order one anyway. Some people might think it is the guitar causing the line noise, when it is in fact, the cable.Also, get a Fender Mustang I if you don't have a decent amp. It is well worth it and makes this guitar sound really good; much better than the 10W or 15W units that come in guitar packs for just a little more money. There is little else that comes in packs that's worth it which the possible exception of a stand and picks, which should not be a real consideration. You can get better tuners and straps if you just do some research.I think I read somewhere that a pro band buys lots of these to smash during their act. That also means they use them to play their songs.

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Great little guitar for the price

I normally play acoustic/electric but needed an electric for a few new songs.

I normally play acoustic/electric but needed an electric for a few new songs.

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3.0

Great for a beginner

By brap

from Dartmouth, MA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

    Leave the tremolo bar off

     
    5.0

    try it. you'll like it.

    By bandleader

    from texas baby

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

      i like this guitar. it's easy to play and sounds good.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      playing my black colored blue guitar

      By The Collector

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

      My only real complaint is I ordered the guitar in blue and it came in black. It's too much of a hassle to return it just for the color. If I had ordered a guitar and gotten an oboe then that would be different.

       
      5.0

      Great buy!

      By Bill the Blues player

      from Kansas

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

        First off for the price this is a no brainer. This guitar is built very well, electronics may not be the top of the line, but they sound good. I got a blue one and under certain light it has a purple tint to it which is very awesome. It all works! Nothing more you can say.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What an awesome buy!

        By Bill the Blues player

        from Kansas

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

          I actually don't play in public, a little shy! This guitar also works great either way, out in public or in your home. I have a small music room in my home and enjoy playing this guitar. It's great for the price, looks amazing, well built. You just can't beat this guitar.

           
          5.0

          Great buy

          By Jesse

          from PHX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

            This is a fantastic guitar. I plugged this guitar into my amp and compared it to my other electrics (EPH Les Paul Jr, Stratocaster, Telecaster) and only my Telecaster sounded better. And that telecaster has some special pickups so for just being stock, this Rogue competes.

            Forget about brand and the amount you're paying, this guitar is legit. The finish on the guitar is nice, the setup out of the box was on point as was the intonation.

            This guitar is a steal. I definitely would recommend this to anyone.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A Surprisingly Good Guitar For The Price

            By Tmc

            from New York

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

              When I first started playing, inexpensive guitars were basically cheaply made and difficult to play. Today, that is not always true. This guitar was a surprise, as it is pretty nicely made for the price. The finish was well done with no flaws that I could find.(I got the blue one, which is actually more of a dark purple color, which is OK with me). The neck has a nice feel, it reminds me of a Hagstrom II that I had years ago. I did not have to adjust the neck. I understand not everyone has had this problem with these models, but the one I received had very sharp fret ends that had to be filed. Once that was done, the neck is fine.
              The electronics are OK, and the range of tones are pretty good with the 5 position switch and tone control. I have not changed the strings yet, they are OK for now. The tuner screws needed to be tightened up a bit, after playing it for a few days, it seems to hold a tune pretty well. The only other thing that needed to be addressed was a loose input jack.
              While not a Strat, this guitar is very good for the price, even more so if you get one while on sale. If you don't mind dealing with a couple of potential issues such as the sharp frets, this guitar is a worthy addition to your collection.

               
              4.0

              Good budget axe

              By roy a

              from McLeansville, NC

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              Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

              Needed a lot of fret leveling but made a decent player afterwards. I bought on sale and didn't really expect much. The pickups are muddy compared to a higher end guitar and the tuning machines are not great but get the job done. The neck is really quite nice - really. I use it for bottleneck slide in open G and it works fine for that. If you have realistic expectations you will probably be happy w/this one too.

               
              4.0

              Nice budget guitar

              By Flip

              from Davis Ok.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

                I have been playing for many years, but I will never be a pro or play for an audience. I strictly play for my own enjoyment and stress relief. So it does not make sense for me to buy an expensive instrument. This rogue guitar is well made and certainly suffient for my needs. Nice finish and pretty much playable rightout of the box.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                bought to give away, but think I will keep

                By longplay

                from Blountville, Tn.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • guitar builder friend of mine was amazed
                • Solid Electronics
                • The Finnish and quality was unreal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar:

                  If I had a guitar like this one when I started to learn to play? It would have been a lot easier, and I would have learned faster.
                  What I started out with, cost much more than this guitar and the strings so high it hurt the fingers to play.
                  So I didn't practice as much and long as I would have if I had this guitar.

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