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Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular   

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Add a touch of bluegrass to your musical blend with this Rogue mandolin starter kit. The RM-100A mandolin is crafted with an arched spruce top and ma...Click To Read More About This Product

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Add a touch of bluegrass to your musical blend with this Rogue mandolin starter kit. The RM-100A mandolin is crafted with an arched spruce top and maple back and sides to deliver clear, sweet, homespun tones. The kit also includes a set of Martin strings, a padded gig bag, and a beautiful Cognac mandolin strap by Planet Waves!

FEATURES
  • Rogue RM-100A mandolin
  • Set of Martin strings
  • Padded gig bag
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RogueMandolin Starter Kit Regular
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Learning (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (11), Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rouge Mandolin

Very impressive for the price. Even the finish was better than expected. Most important it didn't play like a toy, the action was great and easy to play. The tail piece didn't stay...Read complete review

Very impressive for the price. Even the finish was better than expected. Most important it didn't play like a toy, the action was great and easy to play. The tail piece didn't stay on right but they are taking care of this for me. I love the instrument !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really poor quaility

I gave it a two rating because it was playable...barely.
I bought this Mandolin package because I thought it was the exact model I had played that belonged to a friend...Read complete review

I gave it a two rating because it was playable...barely.
I bought this Mandolin package because I thought it was the exact model I had played that belonged to a friend of mine. I later found out his was a Harmony...not a Rogue.
The long and short of it...It would not stay in tune and the cheap wood bridge broke the second day.
This Mandolin would be great for hanging on a wall or for use as firewood, but as a musical instrument, it fails.
If you can't afford a lot of money for a mandolin, I would go with an Epiphone.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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5.0

Great

By Sebass

from Camarillo Ca

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

    Great, I really dig it. I play bass and guitar so I wanted to pick up on a new string instrument so mandolin seemed pretty groovy. I recommend it. It sounds great, it was affordable, and came with so many accessories. very pleased

     
    5.0

    Rogue Mandolin Starter Pack - Great Value!

    By Johnnyharps

    from Ventura, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

      I had been looking for a mandolin online, but I didn't want to spend much, as although I play several instruments and am an experienced musician, I wasn't sure how deeply I wanted to get into playing the mandolin. I had searched on Craigslist and found a local guy selling an Ibanez mandolin for forty, but he flaked on me.
      I looked around online and saw the Rogue selling for around sixty. I wasn't sure how much of an instrument I could get for that low price, but I had owned a Rogue slide guitar, and it had been of good quality. I did some research on Rogue instruments and found that they were manufactured for Musician's Friend. I went to the Musician's Friend website and checked them out. The Rogue came in a starter kit with case, strap and extra set of strings for about eighty, so I decided to try it out. It arrived within 5 days and was well packed. I tuned it up and it had a bright tone. There is a sheet that comes with it that teaches you how to set up the bridge. When I got the mandolin, the intonation was off at the twelfth fret. By following the instructions, and also watching an instructional video on YouTube, I was easily able to adjust it so that the intonation was perfect. The bridge comes set slightly high, but is easily adjusted. After the first couple of days playing it, i was amazed at the quality of the instrument for the price. This is an instrument I would not hesitate to play at a gig. The fit and finish is very nice, and I am extremely satisfied with it. When you receive it and take the protective film off the pickguard, be careful, as I scratched the pickguard with my fingernail from sort of digging at the corner of the film to get it to come up. Good price, good packing, good quality and quick shipping all add up to 5 stars from me.

       
      5.0

      Excellent value for the price

      By Vic

      from Montgomery, AL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Beginner

        Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

        I bought this to try to learn on, having meddled only a little with guitar (I am a keyboard and brass guy). I found the instrument visually appealing. It plays easy (I guess, since I have no frame of reference). I did lower the bridge some when I received it. I do have the same problem with the tail piece not staying on that was mentioned. Overall, however, I think it is an excellent value for the price. I am able to get my feet wet on mandolin with very little investment.

         
        5.0

        Great sound and value

        By Butch

        from Central pa

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Looks
        • Playability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

          Play guitar wanted to try something new without spending a lot of money. This is worth more than you pay. It sounds wonderful.

           
          5.0

          Very nice mandolin for the money

          By Camille

          from Minnesota

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

          I'm a guitar player who's considered taking up mandolin off and on for years. I decided to try this one because I didn't want to invest a lot of money into one. I decided mandolin is not for me, so I'm returning it, mainly because it's too hard to teach an old dog new tricks, not that there's anything wrong with it at all. I don't know much about mandolins, but I would say this one is very good quality for the money, just comparing what I know about guitars. I would definitely recommend it for a beginner.

           
          5.0

          Exceptional value

          By Jake

          from Chicago

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

          Bought this instrument to learn on. It is incredibly playable for the price. I am stunned at how well put together this mandolin is for the price. Absolutely a great beginner's instrument.

           
          4.0

          Mandolin Starter Kit

          By Mark

          from Puerto Rico USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

            Real good

             
            5.0

            The Right Product at the Right Time

            By OldFatDog

            from Savannah, GA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

              Novice on the mandolin, a little bit more than a novice on guitars. I thought that the difference is sound would be helpful for an all around appreciation of stringed instruments . . . next is either a banjo or violin.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So I do I put the strings on?

              By Estes Park Guy

              from Estes Park Colorado

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Bright sound
              • Good Tone
              • Nice Looking Finish

              Cons

              • Need to change strings

              Best Uses

              • Learning
              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

              I read music, but don't yet play strings. I have had NO problem with tuning. The instrument had to be tuned when I received it. I am playing the original strings right now and I KNOW that strings stretch and go out of tune ESPECIALLY when they are new. I start my day by tuning my mandolin. After about a week of stretching and settling in, the tuning is staying much closer overnight. I will have someone help me put on the good Martin strings that came with the set. Now if I can get the hang of a stringed instrument!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Value

              By Excalibrrr

              from Maryland

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular:

              A little buzz in the G strings that will have to be dealt with, but the tone is good and it is a good instrument for a beginner. The gig bag is nice. Action is probably a little high, but not so much that a novice (like me) should care. Price is right for what you get.

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