Information on Rogue Guitars

By Carl Hose

Rogue guitars are a low cost line of electric and acoustic instruments. Rogue guitars are made with maple and incorporate rosewood fret boards. They're considered ideal for beginning guitarists because they provide an acceptable ratio of quality for the money.

Origin

Rogue guitars are the house brand for a music distribution company called Musician's Friend located near the Rogue River in the Rogue Valley of Medford, Oregon. This is where the guitar line got its name.

History and Expansion

Rogue guitars were introduced in the mid 1990s. The Rogue line has since expanded to include mandolins, basses and other stringed instruments, as well as amplifiers and keyboards.

Rogue Guitar Line

As of 2010, Rogue guitars featured electric and acoustic guitars in a price range that went from $35 for an acoustic to no more than $300. Acoustic guitars feature ash wood tops and electric guitars have a one-piece mahogany wood construction.

Manufacturing

Musician's Friend is the primary distributor of the Rogue guitar, but the actual manufacturing of the instruments is done by Sungbo Industrial in Korea.

About the Author

Carl Hose is the author of the anthology "Dead Horizon" and the the zombie novella "Dead Rising." His work has appeared in "Cold Storage," "Butcher Knives and Body Counts," "Writer's Journal," and "Lighthouse Digest.". He is editor of the "Dark Light" anthology to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.