Rogue RM 100A Mandolin

Acoustic Guitar

Made by Rogue

Description Nice instrument for the price. Stays in tune pretty well.
Posted By Ken Richardson (9051)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 2/22/2010, Ken Richardson (9051) posted:
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One thing that may be a drawback is the lack of an adjustable trussrod. I will have to be very careful not to expose it to extremes of heat or humidity.

There are a couple small flaws in the finish, what looks small smudges in the clearcoat.

It comes with the case (padded bag), brochure, and instruction book. I think its a good value for the money.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $80.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
I have not found mandolin reviews, so I thought I should post one. This is a budget model, made in China. Top is supposed to be spruce, and I am not sure about the rest. Its a pretty standard mandolin, 4 pairs of strings, A-model (pear shaped) with f-holes and an arched top and back like a hollowbody guitar. Has a sunburst finish. Tuners are OK. It seems to hold its tuning pretty well.
Playability:
Action is low, about 3/32" at the 12th fret. I play guitar, and got this as a gift, so I am just learning how to play it. I had to adjust the bridge up a little to correct some string buzz, and then set the intonation.
Sound Quality:
It sounds good, and blends well with acoustic guitar.
Durability:
I don't know if I will ever play out with it, I am just learning the mandolin. Hardware looks OK, has a decent amount of chrome on it.
On 7/25/2004, Joe Davis (489) posted:
Overall Rating:
I was curious about the mandolin and bought this one soly because of the price. I would buy a higher end mandolin to replace this one if lost or stolen. I'm a guitar player but the mandolin is a cool instrument to play and it's unique sound is a great addition to the band. If you're just starting out on the mandolin, this is THE place to start; for the money it's a great buy. If you don't like it donate it to the school and take the tax deduction.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $79.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Probably made in China; this starter mandolin is the best deal for guitars players and other pickers who want to play mandolin and don't want to dump a lot of money into one only to find out they don't like it. It's an A style body with sunnburst finish.
Playability:
Mandolins have a floating bridge with adjusters for action adjusting. Of course the neck is a little crowded by default (being a mandolin).
Sound Quality:
I play all styles of music with this mandolin. It's great for providing another sound to your jam sessions and it blends well with the guitar and other instruments. I use it mainly for a rhythm instrument as the picking hasen't been mastered yet but it has a good "chop" sound.
Durability:
It stays in tune very well and the hardware is holding up very well. I live in a high humidity environment (Costa Rica) and have had no problems. But I do store it in a dehumidified storage room.