Around $400 has been the street price of the Rover RM-75 for a few years now. Nobody has to pay $699 for one as this is just the list price. That same advertising blurb was used four years ago when I bought my Rover. It was decent then, and I guess that since they have started to offer a sunburst, we can't say that the dark finish is to hide undesirable wood any more. (That was said about the Rover a while back - it wasn't good enough to be a Kentucky - who knows?)
The answer is, yes, the Rogue can be playable. I made one belonging to a friend quite playable, but if you want it to be set up good right out of the box, it will probably not be.
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