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Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar   

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The small-bodied Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar is an amazing deal for a starter guitar. Its smaller profile (7/8" scale) makes it very playable for k...Read More

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A value guitar that plays sweetly.

The small-bodied Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar is an amazing deal for a starter guitar. Its smaller profile (7/8" scale) makes it very playable for kids or aspiring guitarists with smaller body frames and hands. It has a maple neck and rosewood fretboard and Martin strings which help.give you a nice tone.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select from one of five colors.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Smaller body style ideal for kids
  • 7/8 scale
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Martin strings
  • Case sold separately
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RogueStarter Acoustic Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 507 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (261)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (159)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (29)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (169)
  • Good feel (163)
  • Stays in tune (110)
  • Good audio (105)
  • Consistent (85)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (24)
  • Flat sound (13)
  • Poor quality (9)
  • Not consistent (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (162)
  • Jamming (68)
  • School bands (40)
  • Small venues (24)
  • Recording (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (110), Experienced (91), Professional musician (24), Child (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not just for kids!

I bought this guitar for my wife for her birthday, and she loves it! I have played guitar for 15 years now, and she has always expressed interest in playing, and from time...Read complete review

I bought this guitar for my wife for her birthday, and she loves it! I have played guitar for 15 years now, and she has always expressed interest in playing, and from time to time picks my guitar up (which is another model by Rogue) and plucks and chords around. However, being slightly smaller framed than I am, she has to stretch out a bit to get to the first few frets.
With this guitar, which is only slightly smaller than my full size, fits her great. It's comfortable for her, made with great quality and care, and best of all it doesn't look like a toy. I am also a full size man, and it is comfortable for me to play to. I'd recommend this to almost any slightly smaller size framed person in a heartbeat. It plays well, comfortable action, and incredible sound quality!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Starter guitar

Pay for the next Rogue up and right now it is the same price and the one above it is a dreadnaught and it survived a tour in Iraq and is now used in...Read complete review

Pay for the next Rogue up and right now it is the same price and the one above it is a dreadnaught and it survived a tour in Iraq and is now used in a church in Uganda. Awesome piece of art.
It's that, a starter guitar. Like the other raters said, some got good action some don't. I ordered two, one had good action, the other did not. I now see cracks in the back finish giving the impression it is not solid wood or plywood even, it is particle board and veary easy to break. Both guitars have chunks broken out of the back of the guitars and hardly even used. I put them in my classroom and my students are rough on them, but one looks like it was kicked, but I didn't see it. The back of the guitar is fragile and proven when a chip broke off the back of the second guitar with just playing for five minutes. The students are afraid to play them because they fear getting blamed for the crumbling backs.
CHeap is cheap and these are cheap. I had a Rogue guitar free with guitar strings and thought these were like that one, but not so.
High action and fragile wood.

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5.0

Good guitar

By Ima

from Utah

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

    I'm new to guitar but this does seem like a good guitar.

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    3.0

    Looks good, doesn't play great

    By Jesse

    from PHX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Not Consistent

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

    I purchased this as a campfire, take it with me on a whim someplace type of guitar. I had purchased the Rogue full size RA-090 for a family member and that guitar is a fantastic value for quality and sound. So, my hopes were high for the Rogue Starter.

    Here are my pros and cons. Pros: The finish looks great. It's light and fits the bill as a a campfire take with you type of guitar.

    The cons. The sound quality when strumming and playing sounds muffled and the further down you play on the neck, the notes are either too sharp or too flat. There's no consistency. I changed the stock strings to some D'Adarrio's hoping it would improve the sound quality and I didn't pick up on any noticeable difference.

    I have a Fender acoustic folk guitar about the same size and my Fender folk guitar by far and away blows the Rogue Starter out of the park for note quality and projection of sound. That guitar is significantly higher in price, however, the Rogue full size RA-090 in my opinion plays on par with guitars significantly higher in price. So, that's what I expected from the smaller sized Rogue Starter.

    You get what you pay for in this: A guitar with a nice finish that looks the part, but one that doesn't have a professional sound. My advice to anyone thinking of buying this particular model who's just starting out should consider purchasing the full size Rogue.

    If you're just starting out and don't want to make a heavy investment in a guitar, playing a guitar where the notes and intonation isn't correct will only frustrate you because what you're playing won't sound good. The RA-090 is the way to go if you're looking in this price range. If you're looking for a smaller sized guitar, I would recommend buying a different brand and model.

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    4.0

    nice starter guitar

    By larry

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this for my 10 y/o daughter to learn on.
    ok it looks pretty. but what junk! cheap tuners, cheap bridge lows aren't bad but high's are terrible, kinda heavy, defiantly a plywood guitar.
    But then i remembered my first guitar, you could drive a truck under the strings they were so high! it was all i could do to make chords on it and my fingers bled after playing it...

    This Guitar is everything it claims to be, a Beginners Guitar, small enough for a little person to get their arms around the action is nice- easy to press down, and the guitar looks like it will put up with some rough handling. The only thing i don't like is that the neck is kind of wide, a narrower neck would make this a Perfect beginner guitar IMO. But, I'll tell you what when she made her first clear sounding G chord that guitar sounded great! hopefully she will keep up with it and get the "bug" like her old man.. if not, well i'm out the price of a dinner out.

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    4.0

    good for youngsters..

    Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

    good for youngsters..

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    5.0

    AMAZING GUITAR

    By Maddy

    from Parker Colorado

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

      Amazing guitar. For the low cost, y
      ou would never expect a guitar this good. I love it and it looks like it should last me a couple years until I am ready to buy a more expensive one.

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      4.0

      Great Guitar

      By DJS

      from Hazleton, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

          Great price! Beautiful instrument! Sounds great!

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          5.0

          Excellent starter guitar

          By Brad G

          from Acworth GA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Finish
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands

          Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

          I ordered this guitar with the hopes of upgrading my daughter who has been frustrated by trying to learn on a really bad instrument. I was encouraged by the high number of really good user reviews. However, when it arrived, I was very disappointed with sound quality of the guitar and the playability. The strings were really too high off the fret board for little hands to be able to play. Even though I was able to get it in tune, I found that fretting the strings did not produce clear notes; they were all really sharp. I spoke with customer service and expressed my disappointment was ready to send the guitar back. However, I kept it for a couple days to have it checked out by a local shop. Turns out that a quick adjustment of the truss rod was all it needed. Also the strings are very low-end so I just replaced them with Martin strings and the guitar now sounds and plays great. You will not find a better guitar for the money.

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          4.0

          I would buy this guitar over and over ....

          By Nuvia

          from Surprise AZ

          About Me Child

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

            I'm very pleased with my purchase !
            Great product and Great customer service ..

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By Suzie

            from Phoenix, Arizona

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

                I bought this guitar for my 14 year old daughter and she LOVES it! It works great for her music class at school, and all her friends love the sleek black color.

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                5.0

                Excellent choice for a starter guitar

                By Luke

                from NC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

                The tone and quality/craftsmanship on this guitar is very good, particularly given the price. Good choice for a starter guitar - bought this for my 9 year old son. I started him with nylon (classical guitar) strings which are easier on young fingers, and will work him up to metal (acoustic guitar) strings. Guitar had a nice tone with either nylon or metal strings. Gave the guitar the full 5 starts based on price and quality.

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