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Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit

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Includes Rogue RM-100A mandolin, Mandolin Method book, Mandolin Chords Plus book, and a fit-all mandolin gig bag....Click To Read More About This Product

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Musician's FriendBlack Mandolin Starter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than what other reveiws make it out to be.

Many reviews I read mentioned that the madolin is lacking in the quality department. Specificly the f hole cut outs, sustain, sound, ect. Upon receipt I examined the cut outs and found...Read complete review

Many reviews I read mentioned that the madolin is lacking in the quality department. Specificly the f hole cut outs, sustain, sound, ect. Upon receipt I examined the cut outs and found them to be clean and well cut. No fibers still hanging on from the manufacturer. I found the sound and sustain of the instrument to be more than satisfactory. The action needs to be adjusted first thing, but that is a given on instruments with adjustable bridges during shipping. The tuners have some slop in them but they hold once you get it set. I was a little concerned after reading other reviews of this instrument but I found others horror stories to be untrue. You're getting a great value for the price.
The kit comes with quite a bit considering the price!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bassist

I bought it just to learn and expand my musical experience
It's just a plain instrument
afordable

I bought it just to learn and expand my musical experience
It's just a plain instrument
afordable

Reviewed by 10 customers

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Better than what other reveiws make it out to be.

By Jami Parvaresh

from TEXAS !!!

Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

Many reviews I read mentioned that the madolin is lacking in the quality department. Specificly the f hole cut outs, sustain, sound, ect. Upon receipt I examined the cut outs and found them to be clean and well cut. No fibers still hanging on from the manufacturer. I found the sound and sustain of the instrument to be more than satisfactory. The action needs to be adjusted first thing, but that is a given on instruments with adjustable bridges during shipping. The tuners have some slop in them but they hold once you get it set. I was a little concerned after reading other reviews of this instrument but I found others horror stories to be untrue. You're getting a great value for the price.
The kit comes with quite a bit considering the price!

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bassist

By Ted Groh

from Louisiana

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Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

I bought it just to learn and expand my musical experience
It's just a plain instrument
afordable

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the truth

By phil

from wv

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

    I want to put to rest the negative reviews. I have been playing music for years and this mandolin is a great starter. Anyone who plays knows that string instruments can come out of tune relatively easy especially when the strings are new and stretch a lot after a few days the mandolin stayed in tune just fine. As for the sound even expensive instruments need set up to obtain optimal sounds. Also I think people blame the tone for lack of skill if you give zakk wylde kirk hammett or Eric Johnson a cheap guitar they will still be crazy good. This is a great instruments for anyone to play until you find one that just feels right.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great value

    By Boston Rob

    from Braselton, North Georgia

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Getting back in the grove

      Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

      I'm self taught with a musical ear, played acoustic guitar in college eons ago. I got the bug again and decided to try my hand at double 4 string rather than 6. I purposely bought new strings as I expected cheapos to come on the mandolin, I broke one adjusting the bridge and tuning.
      The RM-100A is awesome with a fresh set of strings. Incredible value for anyone learning your chops or even a novice wanting to expand your repertoire.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have always wanted to learn how to play the mandolin.

      By Drives a bus

      from Montana

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

        Very well made. Not cheap. Price is fair. I'm not a expert on the mandolin, but I really do like this product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very satisfied, item described, my son loved it

        By Proud dad

        from Liberty, SC

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

        My son wants to learn to play, he's already learned a lot since he got it Christmas

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        definitely recommend to all

        By Sam

        from Iowa City, IA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

          My 1st mandolin. Teacher thinks it is a wise buy. Good tone and book, chord chart a great addition.

           
          5.0

          Very,Very nice for the price !!!

          By Mike

          from Cullman Al

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

          Great for professional and beginner musicians. Unexpected quality workmanship !

           
          5.0

          Outstanding starter set!

          By G-Man Flint

          from East Tennessee

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

            A couple mandolin picks would have been nice. You can use a regular guitar pick, but it wants to hang up. Ended up rounding a few to fit. The book is great!

             
            5.0

            Great deal on Rogue mandolin

            By Craig

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Musician's Friend Black Mandolin Starter Kit:

              After reading the nearly thousand reviews on this instrument I knew I couldn't go wrong. If it only lasts a few months it would be worth it, but it looks like it is well made. For the price of a tank of gas I got a mandolin that sounds good and stays in tune with minimal adjustments. It comes with a soft case, instruction book. Wanted to learn to play mandolin without spending a lot. Well worth it.

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