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Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin  

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Sporting a gorgeous finish, the Rogue RM-100A is a well-built, traditional A-model mandolin. It features clean workmanship throughout and projects a ...Read More

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Easy to play and laughably easy to own!

Sporting a gorgeous finish, the Rogue RM-100A is a well-built, traditional A-model mandolin. It features clean workmanship throughout and projects a bright tone with lots of bark. With an easy-to-play neck and adjustable bridge, the RM-100A is perfect for beginners who wish to play bluegrass or any other style of music. Finishing touches include chrome tuners and nickel-plated frets.

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FEATURES
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge
  • 12th-fret neck joint
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Nickel-plated frets
  • High-gloss finish
  • F holes
  • Case sold separately

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RogueRM-100A A-Style Mandolin
 
4.3

(based on 590 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (326)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (184)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (143)
  • Consistent (89)
  • Well built / quality (63)
  • Long life (23)
  • Good price / value (8)

Cons

  • Not consistent (11)
  • Poor tone quality (9)
  • Breaks easy (8)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (148)
  • Back-up (47)
  • Concerts (17)
  • Learning (11)
  • Beginner (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (99), Experienced (90), Professional musician (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sweet little mandolin for the money

Actually got one of these mandolins with the guitar package but im going to review it seperately here. First off i received the mando in 2 days from MF, awesome shipping time! When...Read complete review

Actually got one of these mandolins with the guitar package but im going to review it seperately here. First off i received the mando in 2 days from MF, awesome shipping time! When i first got it the action was super high and both G strings were "dead" they didnt sound right at all. i thought maybe i had gotten a lemon but i went ahead and changed strings (which i had planned on doing anyways) and the g strings sounded much better. not sure what was wrong with the factory string but if you get this mando the first thing you need to do is toss them in the trash (or save them for emergency spares)

now the action was so high when you would tune the mando open and then fret the first fret it would pull the note way sharp. cant have that so i filed the nut slots to lower the action as well as sanded the saddle and lowered it at the bridge end as well. i had some buzzing so i leveled the frets and recrowned and finished them. now all is perfect. my father in law is a mando player and he says it has the lowest action hes ever seen and it has absolutely no buzzing or dead frets! im not a luthier or guitar tech, i just did some research online to learn how to do the things it needed. lastly i replaced the pick guard with a custom curly maple wooden piece i made. i think it looks pretty cool and sets the mando apart

anyways if you get this mando be prepared to adjust some things before its really playable but at this price point i think its worth it, especially if you can do it yoursself (YOU CAN!). ive seen this same exact mandolin sold under a different name brand for over twice as much money

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Serves its purpose to test the waters

This entry level mandolin succeeds in providing a basic and serviceable instrument for very little money. I purchased this as a way to explore adding mandolin chops to my repertoire. Two issues come to...Read complete review

This entry level mandolin succeeds in providing a basic and serviceable instrument for very little money. I purchased this as a way to explore adding mandolin chops to my repertoire. Two issues come to mind while playing and working with this mandolin. However, I think they are to be expected when playing a relatively inexpensive instrument.

1. Tuning: The tuning machines look nice with the exposed gear, though they are not as precise as I like. Having played many other instruments of various qualities, it seems that the better instruments will spend more money on tuning machines with higher gear ratios that allow for more precise tuning. It takes time to get used to how much "play" is in each tuning machine.

2. Intonation: I have adjusted the position of the bridge on the body as well as the height to get the mandolin to play more in tune as I ascend the neck. It will take more adjustments to get it even more dialed in, though my intention is to practice more than I actually play this out at gigs. I found that my A string has an issue around the 14th fret where I cannot cleanly fret the note without it sounding like the note at the 15th fret. Upon closer inspection, I can see that the fret wire is not completely straight across the neck and has a slight warp to it.

To sum up, you get what you pay for. As an entry-level instrument, I am happy with this purchase. I can practice with an instrument that will allow me to explore the basic concepts of playing a mandolin. If I decide to make an investment in a better mandolin, I will know that this Rogue mandolin will have played its part in helping me improve my chops and feel like I earned the upgraded instrument.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice little axe!

By glennbob65

from Danville VA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

    I had a mandolin many years ago as a kid and really enjoyed playing it. But as time went on, I played more and more guitar and got rid of it. I was shopping around for something inexpensive to bang around on and try to get my chops back. Saw this mando and decided to take a chance. I am glad I did! For the price, it's a great mandolin. Sturdy build, good tone! Got a lot of compliments on the sound. Frets are good and level. No sharp edges. It's a lot of instrument for a little money. I plan to upgrade in the future to either a resonator mando or an F style. But for now, this one will do just fine! Am VERY pleased.

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    5.0

    Experiment for a guitar player

    By Joe

    from Yorktown, VA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent value
    • Fit And Finish
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

    Like other reviewers, I'm an experienced guitar player looking to experiment with the mandolin. This is a perfect instrument for just that, inexpensive but of good quality. It needed a bit of setup tweaking when I got it ( string height and intonation), but I've never bought anything that couldn't use a little tweaking. In case you you don't know how to intonate, they even included instructions for that. I'm impressed at the fit and finish - no finish blems, no rough fret edges, no string buzz at any point even after I lowered the action. Factory strings could be better, but I haven't restrung it yet. Tone even with factory strings is comparable to a couple of more expensive instruments at a local shop.

    In all, I'm very happy with the Rogue RM-100A as a starter mandolin. I don't think you can do better for three times the price.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love this mandolin

    By shark

    from Oxford, MS

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

        Low price, great sound, this is the third one I have owned. Why so many? Because folks keep buying them from me when I play them at the flea market. They pay twice the purchase pay!

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        4.0

        learn a new instrument

        By bassolier

        from akron, ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable

        Cons

        • Beginners

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

        Looks like a mandolin sounds like a mandolin plays like a mandolin. Great for learning a new instrument

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        5.0

        Awesome Mandolin!!

        By cheesybeans

        from Indiana

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

            Fast Shipping and Great Price!!! Plays great!!!

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            2.0

            Not bad for the money

            By thewholeshebang

            from Michiana

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good For Kids Or Beginner

            Cons

            • Not Consistent
            • Tone Quality Grade C

            Best Uses

            • Beginning Learner

            Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

            Recommended only because of the value. As to not spend to much money for you or your beginning student. Needs to be tuned after every song.

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            4.0

            GREAT INSTRUMENT!

            By Bethany

            from California

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Tone
            • Nice Beautiful Color
            • Strong
            • Sturdy Build

            Cons

            • Slight Buzz On G String
            • Slight Buzz On G Strings

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Beginner Mando
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

            I am MORE than THRILLED with this mandolin! This is my first mando, but I have played fiddle for about 5 years, guitar for around 4 and 1/2, and I also play the banjo, piano, and am starting the cello. The reason I am saying this is to point out that I know what sounds good and what doesn't. I have been around MANY professional musicians, and so I know what a professional mando sounds like.
            This is definitely a "starter" instrument and could use strings other than what came on it, but, overall, it has a great sound and is a wonderful beginner mando!
            The G strings still have a slight buzz, even after I raised the bridge quite a bit, but it isn't that bad. Just not professional quality, but I am happy with it!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            perfect for me

            By probe

            from portland or

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great For Learning Good

            Cons

            • None at this time

            Best Uses

            • Beginner
            • Concerts
            • Learning Just Playing
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

            Overall a perfect mando for a beginner

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            5.0

            First Mando

            By Neutrallovve

            from Lafayette, La

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Nothing

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

            This is my first Mando and so far so good! I had a little trouble tuning it, but once I got it it has been perfect! One day with it and I am learning pretty well! Totally worth it!

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            4.0

            Good mandolin

            By TyZ

            from Lindsay, Ontario

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Good Tone
            • Looks good
            • Sounds Good

            Cons

            • Dont Like Pickguard
            • Strings Are Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin:

            This is a good mandolin to get going on. Easy to set up, intonation is good, and it sounds just like it should. I would advise having a spare set of strings handy.

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