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Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin  

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  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge
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    $149.99
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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.

Case sold separately

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 530 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (292)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (166)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (103)
  • Consistent (63)
  • Well built / quality (47)
  • Long life (15)
  • Cheap (6)

Cons

  • Not consistent (8)
  • Poor tone quality (7)
  • Breaks easy (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (105)
  • Back-up (34)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Learning (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (76), Experienced (66), Professional musician (16)

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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4.0

Excellent for price

By Funk

from Provo, Utah

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

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

    This mandolin is as good as one costing twice as much.

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    5.0

    Fantastic

    By Kasey

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Great mandolin for the price -- action and tone rivals much more expensive mandolins.

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        5.0

        Great Value

        By I am Legion

        from Frederick,MD

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          unbeatable value.Changed to D'addario strings,tuned up and played...sounds like a mandolin.

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          5.0

          Sweet Deal

          By The Big Lebowski's Labrador Retriever

          from Beverly Hills, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Buy now and hold.

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            5.0

            What a Great Deal

            By Tom

            from Carson City Nevada

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            Ask me a question

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

                  Just amazing! from container ship to UPS truck to your front door! ready to play for the price of a tank of gas! You can't go wrong.. don't change a thing, tune it up, let the strings settle in, learn a few two finger chords and your good to go. Great sound and fun to play! Couldn't be happier!!

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                  5.0

                  Great starter mandolin

                  By Drew

                  from Flower Town

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                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      100% recommended. Mine sounds great and plays as well as mandos costing several hundred more. As a starter mandolin it can't be beat.

                      Yes it needs to be set up. I spent almost two hours, most of which was sanding the bridge until it fit perfectly onto the top. I used the mando to teach myself some luthier skills, and wasn't sure how it would go.

                      But when I was done, WOW! Other mandolinists have played it and complimented it, none ever guessing that my mando cost 1/10 (sometimes less than 1/10) of theirs. When I read reviews of other mandos, I wouldn't count on getting a better one until I was near half a grand.

                      I really recommend getting this in the package with a case, strap, and strings if you are a guitar player. For a little more you get three things that I, at least, was going to buy anyway. There is another kit with a chord book that seems best for either kids or total novices. For some reason the kit isn't always available but I think it is the best way to go.

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                      5.0

                      great simple player got the combo deal

                      By big ben

                      from stuart,florida

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

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

                        this is the second time I got the combo pack with guitar , love it , gave one to my pastor , he loved it too , I love playing simple string instruments too from ukes , strumsticks and guitars , I take them everywhere , fishing ,hunting , camping , hiking and vacations too , my wife plays too

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                        5.0

                        Exceptional bargain - this is no toy

                        By claudejones

                        from Central Maryland

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Good Tone
                        • Great value

                        Cons

                        • For The Price - None

                        Best Uses

                        • Learning Instrument
                        • Practicing

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

                        While some have complained about the instrument arriving not set up, mine arrived with a decent set of strings, perfect intonation, very low action and only required a small twist of the saddle wheel to get it perfect. A terrific mandolin player recommended this to me so I didn't expect junk, but boy was I surprised. My main instrument is a Martin guitar but I wanted a mandolin that I could use to see if I had the aptitude and inclination to learn. This instrument more than suits the bill. I've been taking it to jams for the past week and my mandolin playing friends have universally been impressed. This instrument is extremely easy to play, stays in tune, and has a really nice uniform tone - you won't go wrong if you're looking for a way-above-average starter instrument.

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                        4.0

                        Good quality for price

                        By Thatguy

                        from Paducah, KY

                        About Me Novice

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I got this for my girlfriend's birthday. She's never played before. From what I can tell the quality is good, especially for the money. Definitely good enough for a beginner.

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                              4.0

                              HAPPY

                              By Restringer73

                              from Colorado

                              About Me Novice

                              Pros

                              • Good Tone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

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

                                I'm picking up the mandolin again after 35 years absence. Strictly an amateur, but love it. Relearning. it's perfect for me.

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