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Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin Sunburst 

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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 533 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (295)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (166)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (106)
  • Consistent (64)
  • Well built / quality (48)
  • Long life (16)
  • Cheap (6)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (107)
  • Back-up (35)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Learning (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (77), Experienced (68), 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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5.0

Fantastic Value - a great instrument

By Joel M

from Ontairo, Canada

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Ready to play
  • Value For Money

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Jam sessions
    • Practicing

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

    I picked up the Rogue (went for the sunburst which looks great) as I wanted to get into the Mandolin. I'm a bass player and was interested in something higher in the register.

    Right out of the box the setup was actually fine for me, but I did change the strings around a week after I got the instrument and have noticed a big improvement.

    Musicians and friends/family that have heard/played it cannot believe the price and value, it looks and sounds like a much more expensive instrument. A great buy.

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    5.0

    First mandolin and love it

    By wdcw

    from Ft Madison, IA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      I have played a guitar for over 30 years, but never a mandolin. When considering buying one, I almost did not when I found out I had to set the bridge. I read review on here from someone else that said this person had no problems settingg the bridge just follow the instructions, wich I did and really simple. Tuning is a little diiferent than a guitar because the tone is a little different, but I found a useful video on youtube that help. I love the tone of this little this mandolin, Sounds great to me, but I have never used a name brand one yet. If you are considering one of these, I recomend this one for a beginner.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Md

      from PGH, Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          For the money this can not be beat. Its playable right out of the box. Strings n tone are excellent as well as the craftmenship. I did lowered the action just a tad. Which is very simple. Did put on some Elixir lite strings. Which I love on any of my instrument. They made the tone all the more enjoyable and are so so nice on the finger tips. Also would like to say by from here, I have for over 5 years now and they are so the best in every way. I swear I live a few states away from there warehouse. But well be dang that everything I have bought over the years is on my door steps in two days later. There the best.. Thanks..

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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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                          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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                          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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