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Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit   

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Includes Rogue RM-100A mandolin, Mandolin Method book, Mandolin Chords Plus book, and a fit-all mandolin gig bag....Read More

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An ultra-affordable starter set!

Includes Rogue RM-100A mandolin, Mandolin Method book, Mandolin Chords Plus book, and a fit-all mandolin gig bag.


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Musician's FriendBlack Mandolin Starter Kit
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

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4.0

Great value

By Boston Rob

from Braselton, North Georgia

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Getting back in the grove

    Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

    I'm self taught with a musical ear, played acoustic guitar in college eons ago. I got the bug again and decided to try my hand at double 4 string rather than 6. I purposely bought new strings as I expected cheapos to come on the mandolin, I broke one adjusting the bridge and tuning.
    The RM-100A is awesome with a fresh set of strings. Incredible value for anyone learning your chops or even a novice wanting to expand your repertoire.

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    5.0

    I have always wanted to learn how to play the mandolin.

    By Drives a bus

    from Montana

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

      Very well made. Not cheap. Price is fair. I'm not a expert on the mandolin, but I really do like this product.

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      5.0

      Very satisfied, item described, my son loved it

      By Proud dad

      from Liberty, SC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

      My son wants to learn to play, he's already learned a lot since he got it Christmas

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      5.0

      definitely recommend to all

      By Sam

      from Iowa City, IA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

        My 1st mandolin. Teacher thinks it is a wise buy. Good tone and book, chord chart a great addition.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        the truth

        By phil

        from wv

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

          I want to put to rest the negative reviews. I have been playing music for years and this mandolin is a great starter. Anyone who plays knows that string instruments can come out of tune relatively easy especially when the strings are new and stretch a lot after a few days the mandolin stayed in tune just fine. As for the sound even expensive instruments need set up to obtain optimal sounds. Also I think people blame the tone for lack of skill if you give zakk wylde kirk hammett or Eric Johnson a cheap guitar they will still be crazy good. This is a great instruments for anyone to play until you find one that just feels right.

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          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Bassist

          By Ted Groh

          from Louisiana

          Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

          I bought it just to learn and expand my musical experience
          It's just a plain instrument
          afordable

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better than what other reveiws make it out to be.

          By Jami Parvaresh

          from TEXAS !!!

          Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

          Many reviews I read mentioned that the madolin is lacking in the quality department. Specificly the f hole cut outs, sustain, sound, ect. Upon receipt I examined the cut outs and found them to be clean and well cut. No fibers still hanging on from the manufacturer. I found the sound and sustain of the instrument to be more than satisfactory. The action needs to be adjusted first thing, but that is a given on instruments with adjustable bridges during shipping. The tuners have some slop in them but they hold once you get it set. I was a little concerned after reading other reviews of this instrument but I found others horror stories to be untrue. You're getting a great value for the price.
          The kit comes with quite a bit considering the price!

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