Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

What are you getting with the Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar?

The terrier of acoustic guitars.

The Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar reminds me of growing up with my Uncle’s pet terrier, Splotchy. It’s a mid-sized acoustic guitar much like the terrier is a mid-sized dog, but also similar to the terrier is the Rogue RA-090’s full, robust sound projection, much like the full bark of Splotchy.

Its indomitable will not to be taken over in sound and tone by larger guitars, and its unyielding durability remind me of my Uncle’s terrier, playing and barking for hours on end.

The Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar takes energetic playing and rough-and-tumble practicing from young musicians without breaking the rhythm. Splotchy would be proud.

Construction of the Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Terrier-sized - The Rogue RA-090 is a six string compact size Dreadnought acoustic guitar measuring in at 41 inches. It features a white wood body that has a 25 3/8 inch scale length for playing over the frets.

Despite being a smaller guitar it features a full 20 frets, 14 of which are open. Also, it features a dovetail neck joint and Japanese NATO wood neck for durability and tone sustainability.

Craftsmanship - In addition, it features a beautifully painted maple ridge, fingerboard and fret board. The Rogue features a c-shaped neck with nickel hardware and covered tuners. Because of the C-shape of the neck string division is a little easier for younger musicians and beginning players to separate the lower and upper 3 strings.

It provides a nice, comfortable natural curve for the beginning player to learn finger placement.

Terrier-weight - It is extremely lightweight, weighing in at 4.5 pounds so anyone having difficulty holding a heavier guitar will be able to use the Rogue RA-090 easily and comfortably. This is a guitar you can take camping or to an outdoor bonfire and carry it around all evening without getting tired.

It is the perfect size for beginning musicians to take to school for band or instructive classes.

Splotchy’s Energy - Perhaps because of the smaller size the Rogue RA-090 is surprisingly durable. I purchased the Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar for my son to start taking his first official music classes in middle school and it has managed to survive the school bus, his friends and severely destructive band mates.

What does the Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sound Like?

The bark the neighborhood hears.

Even though it is a condensed size for smaller musicians, the body depth and overall width bring out a balanced sound and surprisingly loud projection. The Rogue RA-090 is known for its vigorous mid-range tones. The white wood body is a perfect tonewood to bring out those mid-range tones at full projection.

The Japanese NATO wood neck sustains the sound without losing any strength in the final finish. The Maple brings sound clarity and is well known as a crisp tone wood.

It has a surprisingly loud projection for its price and size, and is a great guitar for my son to step up into intermediate playing. Just like I ran with and tumbled Splotchy about for hours on end growing up, my son has played his little heart out on the Rogue RA-090 and it has survived.


  • Ridiculous I Won the Lottery Low Price
  • Full 20 frets
  • Full tone projection
  • Smaller size for beginners or young musicians
  • Lightweight for easy use and carry
  • Beautiful white wood natural finish
  • C-shaped neck
  • Dovetail neck joint for stability


  • If you are over 6’3” with a long arm span and torso a larger guitar may be a better choice.

Final Verdict

I bought the Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar for my son and have never regretted it. I would recommend this for anyone looking for an affordable guitar for beginning players of any age, or younger players even in the intermediate stage. It is a comfortably sized guitar for smaller musicians and delivers great punchy tone and full projection from its compact size. The quality surpasses the price.

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