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Washburn Rover Travel Guitar  

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Washburn's Rover is the ultimate travel guitar! Bring your Rover with you when you're on a plane, a boat, a car, the beach, camping, hiking . . . Anywhere! Comes complete with case, instructional CD R... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Washburn's Rover is the ultimate travel guitar! Bring your Rover with you when you're on a plane, a boat, a car, the beach, camping, hiking . . . Anywhere! Comes complete with case, instructional CD ROM, strap and 3 picks. Includes case.


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Features
  • Full size 24" scale
  • Solid spruce top
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Quality geared tuners
  • Professional binding and inlay
  • Sized to fit airline overhead storage
  • Includes case
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One year warranty on electronic controls.
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WashburnRover Travel Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 146 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (46)
  • Stays in tune (36)
  • Good feel (34)
  • Consistent (27)
  • Good audio (16)

Cons

  • Flat sound (8)
  • Requires constant tuning (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (43)
  • Jamming (21)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Travel (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (39), Novice (12), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yeah, but...

The guitar is actually pretty well made and sounds pretty good. A bit tinny maybe but that's a travel guitar for you. The scale is full length which is nice, so they had...Read complete review

The guitar is actually pretty well made and sounds pretty good. A bit tinny maybe but that's a travel guitar for you. The scale is full length which is nice, so they had to give up body behind the bridge. The big difference between this and other travel guitars, and acoustic guitars in general, is fret access. You can reach ALL the frets because of the generous cutaway at the point where the neck and body meet. Well, not cutaway really, they joined the body to the neck between frets 15 and 16. But the net effect is: reach every fret easily. Huge bonus. The fretboard has binding all the way around it and they seemed to have used quality tuners because it stays in tune quite well. They even included a truss rod key and clear instructions on how to do the adjustments properly, and the truss rod is easily accessible through the sound hole. No truss rod cover to mess with. The case is well made, compact, well padded. Passes TSA requirements for a carry-on bag. Great so far. On the downside, the strap came without one of the ends being glued properly, as though there were supposed to have been two ingredients for the glue to work and they had only applied one ingredient. I had to glue it together myself. And I don't know if it's the glue they chose to use or what, but the whole thing smells a little like gasoline. Also the guitar is neck heavy, with the entire guitar's center of gravity being around the 11th fret of the neck, and that fact, combined with the fact that the cut for your leg is where it is, makes it kind of hard to find a comfortable position to play in. Put it on your right leg and it feels like your right arm is way out behind you, and your left arm will start to crowd your body as you get to the upper frets. Put it on your left leg and it feels like there's a mile and a half of neck out in front of you. Also it would've been good to have two pegs for the strap. Instead you have to tie the neck end of the strap to the neck behind the nut. Also, you know that feeling when you hit a baseball with the funny side of a bat and it sort of shocks your hand and leaves it numb? You'll get that with this guitar after just a half hour or so of playing. Or maybe I just got a bad luck of the draw with this particular guitar. I can only play it for short periods of time before numbing out and have to put it down for awhile. Normally, I can play for 4 hours straight without any problem whatsoever, but this one is hard to play for long without the shock. Overall, well done. I would've gotten a baby Taylor if they had sold it with a protective case, but they didn't, so I ended up with this Washburn for half the money, and I gotta say I'm pretty much pleasantly surprised overall.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It is what it is

I bought this Rover after traveling to the Caribbean for a month without a guitar and experiencing horrible withdrawal pangs without a git to play. I experimented with different strings and settled on silk...Read complete review

I bought this Rover after traveling to the Caribbean for a month without a guitar and experiencing horrible withdrawal pangs without a git to play. I experimented with different strings and settled on silk and steel, although there is no way to duplicate the sound from a full-sized guitar. The imbalance between the small body and full neck makes it very difficult to play; the included strap is a must. I'm not disappointed in my purchase, but it is what it is.

Reviewed by 146 customers

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5.0

Perfect gift for a traveler

By Moonzoom

from Modesto

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

    I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and he loved it! It's perfect to take with you on a hike or camping trip. It's lightweight, comes with a cool carrying case and even comes with picks! I also bought a little keychain to hold his picks on the go :)

     
    5.0

    Awesome little guitar!

    By JDtatman

    from South Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Traveling

      Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

      Great guitar. Going to love having this one. The case is much better than expected. Overall good quality construction. My travel companion for years to come!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Can't really go wrong for the price.

      By Donald

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Rover Travel Guitar:

      Practice, sitting in an easy chair. Pros: real easy to hold in any chair I've tried, action was nearly perfect out of the box. Cons: Strings are too light, I like medium .57 strings that will probably rip this guitar apart. The sound hole is not round and not big so my low E string is not well over it and thus sort of hard to hear. Otherwise this is a great instrument.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect to play on my lunch break at work!

      By Gabriel

      from Lake Elsinore, CA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

        I bought this so I can practice on my lunch break at work. I love the portability of this guitar!! And it's fun to play!! It doesn't sound like a full size acoustic, but that's not what I was looking for. I have a full size dreadnought (it's just too big to take everywhere). Be sure to use the strap when playing because it doesn't balance on your leg due to the small size. I love this guitar!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Perfect playability and small too

        By chris

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

        Nice acoustic I love it would buy again for sure only issue was high action out of the box but easily fixed by filing the bridge and adjusting the truss rod

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Do not buy

        By Bill

        from Buffalo

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

        • bridge rises up, no trade value
        • Requires Constant Tuning

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

        Went to trade up and GC tech slid a piece of paper behind bridge and basically told me it was worthless. Only had for a few years of light playing.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I enjoy this guitar and fast delivery, thank you.

        By jammer

        from moorpark ca.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

          easy to play and fun

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I wanted

          By BlackJeep

          from Dallas TX

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

          I bought the Rover so I could practice in the front seat of my jeep while I wait for my daughter to get out of class. It is the perfect size and still has a standard fret board, so what I'm playing on the Roger translates perfectly to a full size acoustic. It also allows you to recline in a chair and play. Only drawback is you can't steady it with your playing arm because it's so small, so you have to use the strap if you want to shift up and down the neck. Very pleased with it for what it is.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very portable

          By Don

          from Sebring, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

          I bought this little wonder to keep handy in my motorhome. Living in an RV, there's not enough room to keep a full sized guitar handy to play on a whim. This little thing fits in the corner and I grab it and play several times a day when I might not practice for days if I had to drag my Martin out of the storage bin. It might be new strings, but it seems to need tuning more often than other guitars, no big deal. The sound is more like a banjo than a guitar. Don't expect to be able to jam along with "real" guitars and sound like a conventional acoustic. However, for practicing or figuring out songs, it's fantastic. The neck is like a full size guitar and is very playable. The action is fine. The best surprise was the case, very rugged for a canvas case with hard styrofoam protecting the guitar. I'm glad I bought it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Quality is 2nd, but playable and sounds good.

          By Trucker

          from Logan, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Washburn Rover Travel Guitar:

            I ordered Blue.... it's more of a Teal. I like it though, it's OK. Just doesn't look like the picture. A few imperfections in the finish. I can live with those. I drive a truck and can easily sit in the drivers seat as I'm waiting. Perfect size and sound for practice on the road.

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