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Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar  

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Product #519266
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Overview

  • Smaller body style ideal for kids
  • 7/8 scale
  • Maple neck
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $99.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $50.00
  • On Sale Today:
    up to - $8.00
  • Sale Price:
    $4199
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  • Black

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Rogue

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) males 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

If you want a basic guitar to get started on right, this one will serve you well. Order today.

 
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RogueStarter Acoustic Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 388 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (188)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (90)
  • Good feel (82)
  • Stays in tune (66)
  • Good audio (52)
  • Consistent (43)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (11)
  • Flat sound (7)
  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (84)
  • Jamming (32)
  • School bands (17)
  • Learning (7)
  • Small venues (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (60), Experienced (52), Professional musician (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

NICE little guitar for anyone!

I tuned it up and found it to be just OK, with very corroded strings, a cheap set of sticky tuners, and very cheap plastic saddle and string nut. Since I'm skilled at...Read complete review

I tuned it up and found it to be just OK, with very corroded strings, a cheap set of sticky tuners, and very cheap plastic saddle and string nut. Since I'm skilled at instrument set-up, these were all changed out immediately. I installed a Tusq nut, and a nice bone bridge saddle to the proper height for me, and a new set of Custom-Light Martin SP's - - now this thing really came to life. Amazing tone and sustain (due in part to the new nut and saddle), and the intonation up and down the neck seems perfect. This little guitar is a total joy to play, and it has that sought-after pre-1940's blues tone to die for. Like one of the old Stella 3/4-sized in tone, but this thing is actually X-braced and built right so it should last for years! The big brass frets are a plus, and the neck is comfortable and plays like butter. Finish is flawless, and the body is in a nice Walnut stain with black binding (not painted). The bridge is pinless, and is actually bolted-on black painted wood (not plastic as some have stated). It stays in tune pretty well, and I am totally impressed with this little guy as a guitar to keep propped up in the corner to play when the inspiration hits me. I have several high-quality guitars (Yairi, Blue Ridge, Gibson, etc.) and have been playing for 50+ years professional, so I know guitars. I find myself picking up this little Rogue more than my others now, so "Beginner" guitar is a bit misleading on this one. I would surely recommend this to anyone who needs a good 12-fret small guitar for studio work or just knocking around the house. I've had it in a few jam sessions and everyone is blown away by the sound and how well it plays. I am planning on using it in the studio soon, and expect it's remarkable sustain to be a major plus on leads. Nothing to be ashamed of here, but be aware that these will need some major set-up before they are made easily playable, as with any guitar. And, at this price point - - what do you expect? Bottom line, a well-built little guitar suitable for just about anyone, including seasoned players and pros. Good job, Rogue!!! I may have to pick up the red one sometime down the road. Maybe I just got lucky and got a good one, but again for the money it just can't be beat anywhere.
Nicely-built all around, scalloped braces, traditional X-braced top, clean workmanship inside (but strong glue smell initially), perfect gloss Poly finish to body and neck. Fairly wide brass frets, fully bound body, no fingerboard markers (but does have side dots) even has an adjustable tension rod for neck relief that works perfectly, access at headstock. Painted wooden bridge (pinless-type, bolted and glued on) and painted black wood fingerboard. 12-fret neck/body joint. Big soundhole marquetry inlay design, and a simple black celluloid pickguard. Plywood top, back and sides (Birch?) of nice quality and graining, with a very nice brown (Walnut) stain. Quite attractive!
Seems to be built like a tank, to decent quality standards. Tuning machines (Individual open-type) were hard to turn, sticky junk, as was the plastic nut, saddle & end pin (pretty cheap, indicitive of a beginner's guitar) and the interior lining strips were just just that (thin strip of plywood instead of the usual heftier segmented lining, but they should hold up OK) - - thus the 8 in Quality here.
After some serious set-up and tweaking, this is simply an awesome little guitar suitable for jam sessions or even recording purposes. It is well-suited for blues and folk, and has that small-bodied sound of the 30's and 40's made popular by the smaller "Stella"-style 3/4-sized instrument. Great for finger-picking and also for lead. Just a fantastic player, and sounds really, really good for plywood, and for $$- - - just an incredible value. This thing is basically built as good or better than guitars of other more well-known brands at 10X the price!!

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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.

Reviewed by 388 customers

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5.0

AWESOME!

By Tee

from Fairfield, CT

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Beautiful Color Red
  • Fabulous Guitar
  • Great Price
  • Perfect For A Beginner
  • Shipped Very Fast

Cons

  • Absolutely None

Best Uses

  • Great Size For 9 Year Old
  • Perfect For A Beginner

Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

LOVE THIS!!! bought it for my 9 year old son who is completely satisfied! His guitar teacher said its a great beginner guitar. Beautiful color in the red, perfect size for him, was able to tune it easily, great quality for the price!

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5.0

Good LIttle Guitar

By JImmy

from Steele AL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Beginner Guitar

Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

Bought it to be a beginner guitar for my son and it is better than I expected for the price. Not the best sounding but a set of string will help. Good Starter Guitar.

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4.0

Great find.

By Gretsch31

from milwaukee

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this for my daughter who is learning and starter guitars were over priced in my area and not as nice as this one she loves the color I like the sound stays in tune and the price.

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    4.0

    good buy for beginners

    By Marc

    from Telford, PA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • 3999
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Packaging
    • Great Delivery Time
    • My 2 Yr Old Loves It
    • Pretty Good Quality
    • Very Good Price

    Cons

    • None At This Price

    Best Uses

    • Learn And Play

    Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

    Very sleek guitar, nice design and finish; good size to move around (3/4) especially for young ones.

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    4.0

    Very good value

    By Dalton

    from Bozeman, MT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

        You can't buy a toy guitar for this price. This is very playable with good tone and resonance. The stock strings are decent and the action was ok out of the box. I saw only minor finish flaws and had to file the fret edges. I bought the walnut finish and was surprised it had a gloss finish.

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        4.0

        great for the price.

        By Leslie

        from appleton, wi

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune
        • Strings Are Nice

        Cons

        • Frets Are A Little Rough

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

          It is a great guitar for the price. I have the walnut color and it looks great. Not sure how the other colors look.

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          4.0

          nice guitar for beginners

          By bigA

          from rockport tx

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

            Great guitar for beginners

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            4.0

            Good small size practice guitar

            By Rubber Band

            from Ark city, Ks

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Take Along
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Sound For It's Size
            • Small Size

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Good Take Along
              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

              I've been learning guitar for a little over a year and purchased this guitar in the walnut color because of it's small size for use as a take along practice guitar. When I received the guitar and began tuning it, I noticed a snapping noise in the neck area. There was a portion of the neck brace inside the guitar missing/broken off...I have to give Musicians Friend a "five star rating" because when I contacted them, they immediately sent me a another guitar and a prepaid return label to return the defective guitar. The new guitar was in excellent condition, tuned up great and sounds good for a small guitar. the string action was a little high but a minor bridge adjustment solved that. Great take along practice or campfire guitar. It's defiantly not a martin but if your looking for a good take along practice guitar for the money, you cant beat it and the musician's friend people were great to do business with....I recently purchased two more of these, the natural and the black as gifts and both were in excellent condition. defiantly would buy again.

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              5.0

              Pleasantly Surprised

              By 1Cor. 1:18

              from Rapid City, SD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands

                Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

                Got this for my 1st grade son to start learning. 7/8 size is a tad smaller than full size and fits him well. Obviously not as carefully made as a higher end guitar. It plays very well, stays in tune okay, sounds decent. It would be a great starter for anybody.Honestly for the price, you can't go wrong with this one.

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                5.0

                Too good to be true is true!

                By IBL

                from New York City

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Solid Construction
                • Well made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar:

                  Great bargain!! If you think you may want to start, this is the perfect instrument to start with. Excellent quality for the price. I could hardly believe it when it arrived. Too good to be true is true!

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