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Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin  Sunburst

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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 747 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (418)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (233)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (26)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (247)
  • Consistent (144)
  • Well built / quality (112)
  • Long life (40)
  • Good price / value (12)

Cons

  • Not consistent (19)
  • Poor tone quality (13)
  • Breaks easy (10)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (255)
  • Back-up (77)
  • Concerts (27)
  • Learning (19)
  • Beginner (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (163), Experienced (153), Professional musician (45)

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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3.0

Yes, buy it!

By MrD

from Michigan

About Me Novice

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Right out of the box I noticed the very nice smooth finish, which is very deep looking. Good job on that at least. I simply bought this because I would feel silly if I didn't for this price. Many other mandolins would sound better after set up and tuning, but what do I know? I wanted to try playing the instrument because I love what it adds sound wise. It's just another option I can bring to the table if I ever learn to play it well enough, I just need to get my fingers used to being cramped on the tiny finger board!

     
    4.0

    This is a great starter mandolin.

    By metate

    from New Mexico

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      Great starter mandolin for two sons

       
      4.0

      Great for trying out the mandolin

      By Ozrock

      from Kansas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

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

      If you can play a string instrument and don't want to break the bank to try on the mandolin, it's hard to go wrong with this. You could maybe track down an OK used one for the price, but that could take some time.

      Looks OK for the price I paid (can't mention in the review according to filter) and shipped across the Pacific in a cardboard box. The D strings were crossed above the nut, but easy enough to fix.

       
      5.0

      Exceeded my expectations

      By Bruce

      from New Jersey

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          I often buy cheap guitars and other string instruments and with little work I make them as playable as much more expensive instruments. However, with this Rogue RM-100A mandolin I hit a jackpot. It came with low action, no buzz and petfect intonation right out of the box. The original stings are not great, I put new nanoweb Elixir strings. Great instrument for beginners.

           
          5.0

          A lot of fun for a great price! Get a strap too.

          By Michael

          from Kernersville, NC

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning and having fun

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

            Picked up guitar at 59, a year later wanted a mandolin - this has been a great buy. Very little effort to set it up, out of the box. Tunes up well and is a lot of fun to noodle around with. Great buy for the money.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Jim

            from Tampa Bay, FL

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Holds tuning.

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              I like the light weight and size of the mandolin as I practice and learn music.

               
              5.0

              Great Value

              By gary

              from Omaha, NE

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                Black finish looks beautiful. It's hard to beleive it looks and sounds this good for the price.
                Slight adjustment of intonation and string height. New string made it sound a little warmer.

                 
                5.0

                Buy this NOW

                By TJ McLean

                from El paso, tx

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  I have had this Mando for over ten years and she still plays great. She's heald up very very well over the years. I've done some minor recording with it but it's tough to mic it. But if you're just learning or jamming with friends it is well worth the money. In fact it's probably with 4 times the amount. If your not a professional then buy this. Great Mando

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Buy

                  By Dama

                  from Hamilton ,Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I am Just Learning And It Is a great Starter Instrument sounds graet and Plays Great ,Worth The Money And It Arrived Fast And In good Shape .

                     
                    4.0

                    yes

                    By charlie

                    from hayden idaho

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        hi i just use it for fun!! i am a older man 86 years old and i like you guys you keep me going thank you all!!

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