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Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar Black
|Top Material Type||Maple|
|Back Material Type||Rosewood|
|Neck Material Type||Maple|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood|
|Number of Strings||6|
About this item
- Smaller body style ideal for kids
- 7/8 scale
- Maple neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- Martin strings
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|Back Material Type||Rosewood||Basswood||Linden Wood||Linden||Linden Wood|
|Body Material||Agathis||Basswood||Linden Wood||Basswood||Linden Wood|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||Maple Rosewood||High Density Man Made Wood||High Density Man Made Wood||High Density Man Made Wood|
|Item Dimensions||40 x 17.25 x 4.75 inches||31.5 x 18.9 x 16.5 inches||35.83 x 13.39 x 3.35 inches||35.8 x 13.4 x 3.4 inches||35.8 x 13.39 x 3.35 inches|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||Poplar||Maple||Basswood||Mapel|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6|
|Top Material Type||Maple||Basswood||Basswood||Basswood||Basswood|
A value guitar that plays sweetly. The Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar is an amazing deal for a small-bodied guitar. 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.
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They call it a 7/8th size. It's about 3/4" +/- shaved off every dimension and about 1/8th" narrower at nut and about 1/4" narrower at the saddle. And even though the neck is shorter, Rogue maintains a 25-1/2" scale by pushing the bridge farther away from the sound hole, so you get the full length of the strings when you play it. It feels surprisingly solid, has decent intonation (comparable or better than most full size starters), and holds its tuning really well. And it is also more comfortable for smaller bodies and hands.
It sounds nice out of the box, but it's not very playable for young fingers. The light (I assume they were light) "Martin" strings it comes with are nice, but definitely feel hard. The action is also set too high to play it comfortably for very long. There is an adjustable truss rod. (Other reviews complain that the action isn't adjustable. Access to the truss rod is under the little triangle with 3 screws on the head stock. Remove it, and it exposes the rod end just under the nut. It is not inside the sound hole at the base of the fret board like most guitars built today).
Once you lower the action, those factory strings start buzzing, and they don't get any softer to the touch. I tried several different strings trying to find the right combination of sound and playability:
Martin silk and steel, light -- softer but, muddy and dull for A and low E, still too much buzz.
D'Addario EXP10, extra light -- similar in playabilty to Martin "silk", fixed the buzzing, but sound was too tinny.
Ernie Ball Earthwood, "silk & steel extra soft" (10g- 50g) -- did the trick; nice feel, reasonably full sound, minimal buzzing with action set low. Everyone is happy, and I don't mind playing it when someone else wants to strum on my guitar.
So that adds about $20 to the purchase price, but still a lot less than a professional set up. At $70 and an hour or 2 of labor, it's still a good bargain. My daughter picked the blue burst. I was terrified what it would look like in person on a $50 guitar, but it's not too bad. At least I haven't gotten the urge to refinish it yet.
I don't want to over sell it. I wouldn't buy it for an adult for anything more than singing around a campfire, but It sounds about as good as any $100 full size starter, and is much easier to play.
I bought this hot pink guitar for my niece who is 8 and wanted a guitar badly. I think she was probably fascinated by a friend's guitar that she saw, but after she loved and played on my regular guitar for so long I decided to get her one fro Christmas. I wasn't about to buy her one of those Hannah Montana guitars or whatever, that are complete junk and only for looks (which I think her friend had). I wanted to get her something playable, that could hold tuning, but I didn't want to spend a ton of money on something she might get bored of after a few days (or not take care of) either.
This fit the bill perfectly. I got it for $40 and that's a fantastic price. It's just slightly smaller than a regular sized guitar which is great. It's not huge, but you don't want something too small either. If it's too small the child won't learn it or grow into it, and it can't hold a proper tune. This is a perfect size in my opinion. It's pink, has a great design, and was very well packaged.
I tuned it up and jammed on it to see how it sounded. It held tune, I was playing away, even soloing, and it sounded good. For those of you talking about learning guitar and you're older, go and spend at least $100 to $150. This guitar didn't sound great, but for the price it's awesome. And for an 8 year old who may never play it it's perfect. Not only is the color and design attractive to her, but it's very much playable and a good guitar to learn on. It also doesn't use string pegs which makes changing the strings a breeze. If you've got a young one interested in playing I highly recommend this. And if you can't afford lessons but have internet, Youtube has TONS of videos to teach guitar... I only wish they had that when I was a kid.