Washburn Rover RO-10 Travel GuitarSKU: WROVERXXXX
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The Washburn Rover RO-10 Travel Acoustic Guitar is the perfect flight companion! Play it any time or any place. At last, guitarists no longer have to experience unnecessary separation from their instrument, especially when travelling. The answer has arrived in the Washburn Rover RO-10 Travel Guitar. With its miniature body paired with a full size 24” scale neck, the Rover RO-10 fits in airline overhead compartments, which eliminates the anxiety of putting your prized instrument through the hazard of careless baggage handlers.
Washburn uses the finest tonewoods in creating the Rover RO-10 Travel Guitar; featuring a solid spruce top, a mahogany body and neck as well as a rosewood fingerboard. The Rover RO-10 boasts quality geared tuners and professional binding around the finger board and top. Finally, a protective, molded case is included.•
RO10 comes complete with the higest quality cordura case with hard foam lined, molded interior• Internal and external storage pockets
• Backpack and luggage straps
• 3D rings are used for straps or luggage clip ons
• Sized to fit airline overhead storage
Order your Washburn Rover RO-10 Travel Acoustic Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection guarantee, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.•
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Comments about Washburn Rover RO-10 Travel Guitar:
I bought this at the Tampa store for a trip to Hawaii. They didn't want to sell it to me because the much bigger GS mini Taylor sounds better ... blah blah blah. I bought it anyways. Have been playing it daily on the beach, in the mountains, on the porch, in the rain forest, etc. I play in several tunings and it handles it fine. Intonation is fine. I play it with the strap, because it is too small to hold. The top has room for planting yout pinky (unlike Martin's backpacker). With case it weighs 5 lbs and fits in plane overhead compartments and in the packed jeep (think family) we're renting with no problem. A full size or 3/4 size guitar would be a pain to cart all over on the trip. And in the past, I have traveled all over the world without a guitar because it's a pain to haul around. No more! This little Rover is going with me on future trips. For [$] it is a steal. It doesn't sound as nice as my full size Martins, Taylor or Gibson, but it travels extremely well.
Comments about Washburn Rover RO-10 Travel Guitar:
As an intermediate hobbyist guitar player, this is the eighth guitar I have owned over the past 35+ years. I currently own three guitars; an electric, an acoustic electric and most recently this Washburn Rover travel guitar. I purchased this Rover for an upcoming trip. I was not willing to put my favorite guitar in the cargo hold of an airplane…
The whole package includes the travel size guitar, strung with D'Addario EXP strings; a hard foam lined cordura case with molded plush interior and backpack straps, extra bridge with shims, truss rod wrench, picks, strap and CD.
Out of the box, I tweaked the truss rod just a bit to make the fretboard arrow straight. The D'Addario strings tuned up quickly and stay in tune commendably. The action is pretty good all along the length of the frets, but I did shave a bit off the bridge to drop the action a bit more.
The fit of the guitar is overall very good and solid. The finish is not great – but for the price is not a surprise. I was able to overcome this shortcoming with four coats of paste wax which gave the neck the same feel and speed of a higher priced guitar.
The case is rock solid and worth at least half the price of the total package.
The sound of the guitar for its size is surprising; the tone is impressive. Some reviews call the tone as "ukulele-ish". That can be true somewhat while playing the guitar, but not so much when being in front of the guitar. I showed this Rover to a very musically talented friend of mine and he had this thing singing sweetly. The full scale neck and accessibility to the whole fretboard is awesome. Harmonics are very good also.
As stated in most of the reviews, the strap stinks; It really STINKS. The solution – just throw it away… It took less than an hour to end up triple bagged in plastic in the garbage. I ended up using the strap from my Wii Guitar Hero guitar which is a perfect fit. Beyond that, you can pick up a cheap strap for under ten dollars anywhere.
For the price, this is hard to beat; very playable, decent sound and overall a good package. I could buy four of these for what I have invested in another guitar. I would not feel crushed if this was "crushed" by the airlines. Nobody should expect to perform onstage with this one. If you own a Martin, Guild or an American Gibson, you are truly fortunate; this might not be the one for you… If you want a value priced travel guitar, give this one serious consideration.
Series Travel Model RO10
Rover RO-10 Travel Guitar
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