Summary: This washburn guitar does indeed have a great sound and is really compact. However, the neck is really heavy compared to the incredibly light body of the guitar. And when i first opened it, it wreaked of chemical, from the laquer I'm assuming.
Good nice travel guitar - the strap however is incredible...
24 May 2011
Summary: The guitar definitely delivers what it promises and is very good quality for the price. I would have given 4 or even 5 stars of rating, if it wasn't for the straps (and the case, I fear): I thought some of the reviews were exaggerations but actually the stink of chemical products is incredible and...
Summary: I bought one of these for my mother and once I'd gotten it set up and tuned, decided I liked the sound so much (almost as good as a full-sized) I had to have one for myself. Unfortunately, it isn't available in a left-handed version, which is why I give it only three stars instead of five.
Summary: I received the Washburn Rover travel guitar today, and the smell of the case is overwhelming. It gave me a serious headache and I had to store it out in the garage- the smell is still lingering in my house hours after doing so.
Summary: This is a great guitar once you change the strings, as suggested. Great portability for the price. HOWEVER - having read reviews across multiple sites, I too am a victim of the HORRIBLE glue smell that so many others have complained about.
Summary: The sound of this little guitar is very good given it's size and the construction looks very good, but the smell of it could make you pass out! I don't know if it's the glue, varnish, or foam in the case, but it WILL make you ill if you're around it for more than a few minutes.
Summary: I really wanted to like the Rover, but I returned it. Here's why: Pros: - Nice tone, when you get used to it. As everyone says, you can't compare this to a larger guitar. It sounds great on its own, however. - The neck plays nicely. Cons: - It's very, very hard to hold.
Summary: This guitar has a nice sound for such a compact package and the full size neck is great. However, due to the small body, the neck weighs much more than the body and requires the player to hold the neck up with the fretting arm while playing. Attaching a strap helps but does not eliminate the issue.
Summary: La elegí para llevarla en la moto como mochila, pero no es lo suficientemente pequeña como para que no estorbe. El sonido es más parecido al de un ukelele, aunque la digitalización del mástil es correcta
Summary: Sin llegar a tener el sonido de una guitarra de tamaño normal, pues suena un poco a de juguete, este es aceptable, pareciendo a veces un banjo o una mandolina. Sobre todo es de un tamaño tan pequeño que la puedes llevar a cualquier lado.