2010s Rogue CB60 Metal-Body Resonator Guitar

I'm actually really impressed with this Rogue. Usually when I see that name on the headstock of something coming in the shop I want to turn it right around and out the door. This one, though, is at least as good as a comparable Gretsch or Regal model. It's built well inside and out, the neck is straight, and the fretting is good, too, right out of the proverbial box.

I just had to give it a restring and glorified setup to get it playing spot-on, and now that it is, it's actually really fun and has a quick neck and good feel. The heavy body does tend to be butt-heavy, but most modern resonators are that way anyhow.

The cone sounds a lot better than I would normally expect from a more budget-oriented resonator and it gets you most of the way there towards an actual National Style 0 sort-of voice. I'll bet if one stuck a modern National Hot Rod cone in there you'd be getting very close, though the nicer-quality necks and fancier-grade/lighter-weight bodies of American resonators will have the edge.

Repairs included: mild fret-end trimming, compensation of the saddle, cleaning, and setup.

Made by: unsure of the factory

Model: CB60

Made in: China

Body: brass with chrome(!) plating

Bridge: maple with maple/ebony saddle

Fretboard: rosewood-family

Neck wood: mahogany-family

Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Neck shape: slim-C

Board radius: essentially flat

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 25"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body length: 18 1/8"

Body width: 14 1/4"

Body depth: 3 1/4"

Weight: 8 lb 8 oz

Condition notes: it's only lightly-used but does show a little discoloration to the finish on the side where the arm would rub it and there are absolutely-minor scratches on the body here and there. Honestly, it looks like this sat in a shop display for a year or two. It's not worn the same way a "daily player" would be. I did replace two tuner ferrules/hex-nuts with others as the originals were stripped.