Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin  

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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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4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

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Surprising bargain.

Clearly, corners were cut to produce a mandolin at this price. It's made in the Pacific rim, probably China. It's all laminate construction. It has a plastic nut, and the string heights...Read complete review

Clearly, corners were cut to produce a mandolin at this price. It's made in the Pacific rim, probably China. It's all laminate construction. It has a plastic nut, and the string heights are a little high at the nut and at the bridge. The intonation was off. It has cheap sloppy tuners. The frets are uneven and are not dressed. It has a crude pickguard. On the plus side, it has a bound fretboard, purfled binding around the body, a well applied poly finish, and clean, well lined construction inside. It's tone is pretty good for an all laminate instrument. It is playable, right out of the box, even with these setup issues. This mandolin has a lot of potential as a decent instrument if some of these issues are addressed. Most of the setup issues can be inexpensively corrected by a competent stringed instrument technician. Definitely worth the price.

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Junk

Don't waste your time with this piece of junk mandolin. If you want a good entry mandolin, you will have to spend some extra $. Go with a Kentucky. The action on this...Read complete review

Don't waste your time with this piece of junk mandolin. If you want a good entry mandolin, you will have to spend some extra $. Go with a Kentucky. The action on this mandolin is unplayable out of the box. It cannot be lowered. The saddle will need to be sanded down about 1/2" before it is playable. The nut slots are also too high. This is just junk. You get what you pay for, and you cannot get a playable mandolin for this price

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5.0

Music123 Service is great!

By J

from North Dakota

Verified Buyer

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

Instrument and gig bag were great

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4.0

Great Instrument

By The Gardener

from Prineville, Oregon

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Both of us, husband and wife, are learning to play the Mando. Neither of us has any stringed instrument experience.This little Mando is prefect and keeps in tune quite well, with all our plunkin' and getting used to it that we put it through.( Wish we had bought two and that way we wouldn't have to share. LOL)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    review on Sunburst Rogue Mandolin

    By Eulalio Luna

    from Texas

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

    This little Sunburst Rogue was a superb deal. After installing new low tension J62 D'addario strings, removing the two steel bridge nuts and replacing them with small, very thin washers to set the bridge height just low enough, everything is perfect as far as I can see. This little instrument has a sweet projecting sound and is now easy to play.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rogue Mandolin

    By richard martin

    from Undisclosed

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

    I give this a 9. Well made, good value for the money, good fit and finish. Looks like it should cost more, guess I should give it a 10 but 9 is enough. Can't say more, other I'm impressed.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great mandolin for the price.

    By bratliff

    from Undisclosed

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

    This is a good enough little mandolin for the price. The strings that come installed are not good. This makes the second one of these little mandolins I've bought. (I got impatient trying to learn and sold the first one) The strings were better on the first one. The G strings on this one were was too loose when tuned.
    I bought a new set of cleartone medium guage mandolin strings and it sounds so much better now.
    I also needed to lower the string height at the nut, as they were way too high. So much in fact that it sounded horrible when fretted anywhere along the first 4 or 5 frets.
    But this is still a great little mandolin to learn on, which is why I bought it.
    I also had to lower the bridge a little, but this isn't much of a big deal, as the nut.
    I would still recommend this mandolin. It's not hard to set this up for easy playing with all the online info there is. And most folks can also find a competent shop or lutheir nearby to help them if it needs adjustment.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Pretty instrument with cheap strings

    By Ray Chang

    from Undisclosed

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

    This was a great buy except one of the E strings broke in the middle of tuning it. It could be a fluke and I will hopefully write a follow up review saying how great customer service was about replacing it.the instrument itself played well and the price was great.

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    5.0

    Mandolins

    By Tina Cooper

    from Undisclosed

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

    I recently purchased 2 Rogue mandolins as gifts for my husband and daughter's boyfriend. They are banjo pickers but I decided to broaden their worlds. The boys were very happy with the instruments knowing that these were beginner quality instruments. For the price , the mandolins are great. For the bluegrass fan, this mandolin is an inexpensive way to try out a new adventure.

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    4.0

    Excellent Value if You Know Instruments and Are Patient

    By Paul Race

    from Undisclosed

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

    The patience part comes in when you get one that has a real problem and you have to send it back. Fortunately customer service was good, and I had a replacement in a few days with no extra $$$. I got the sunburst. The first one had a damaged fingerboard and the nut wasn't set right. I could have repaired the nut issue but didn't want to put that much time into an inexpensive instrument. The finish was very nice, though, and I thought "If the next one has no major problems, this will be a very nice instrument to own for the price."
    The next one had a cosmetic blemesh on the side of the neck (where my thumb goes and no one else will be the wiser) but the rest of it looked great. The nut could stand to be reset but it's much better than the first one. Strings are dead, but that's typical for any new instrument and I've already picked up a new set. Tuners are cheap (surprise), but it is possible to get the instrument in tune and keep it there.
    I did have to adjust the bridge location, but you have to do that for every manolin, banjo, violin, and arch-top guitar, so that's not an issue.
    Good points are: EXCELLENT value. Attractive. Very loud and bright sounding for an inexpensive instrument. Since we do a lot of Folk, Celtic, and Americana music, it is fun to have another sound to bring in for variety. Having shopped around, I'd guess that I'd have to go up in price 3 to 4X to get anything significantly better. If my violin-playing daughter decides to keep this, I may order another.
    Short version - excellent value if you know how to set up an instrument or have a friend who does. Quality control isn't first-rate, but customer service here is very good, so you can count on getting a good instrument. - Paul Race, School of The Rock

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    4.0

    Satisfied

    By Gregory Stone

    from Undisclosed

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

    I had a whim to try and learn to play the Mandolin but didn't want to spend a ton of money. when it arrived it was packaged very well, it was strung up and had easy to follow instructions for setting it up, which I did. the sound is great and the first thing I did was go to youtube and get a quick lesson on chords and scales, within 15 minutes I was playing Maggie Mae, and in two hours Rocky top ( bluegrass) though I must admit I have been playing Guitar for awhile which makes it easier.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very pleased

    By dad_of_a_musician

    from Undisclosed

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

    I purchased my then 16 year old violinist daughter the mandolin in December 2008. I was skeptical in my purchase as the price was indicative of a "low end" instrument. Much to my happiness, the mandolin has worked very well for her in the few times she has used it. To that end, as a senior violin apprentice for a well known Quartet, she recently picked up the mandolin at a recent music festival and wouldn't put it down. Several musicians asked her where she bought the instrument and how much it cost. Everyone was surprised at the price and could only give complements. At this point there was at least one other musician in the group that was going to make a similar purchase.

    I am sure there are higher quality instruments out there, but a good musican can make this one play just fine. I give the instrument my highest marks...

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