Musical Instruments : Ukuleles, Mandolins & Banjos Reviews - 12/17/2018

Musical Instruments : Ukuleles, Mandolins & Banjos Reviews - 12/17/2018

Rogue Learn-the-Mandolin Package Black

Category

Musical Instruments, Ukuleles, Mandolins & Banjos

Price

$128.80

SKU:

B00MZCZ41G

Product Rating

4.8 / 5

  • An ultra-affordable starter set! Includes Rogue RM-100A mandolin, Mandolin Method book, Mandolin Chords Plus book, and a fit-all mandolin gig bag
  • Includes Rogue RM-100A mandolin, Mandolin Method book, Mandolin Chords Plus book, and a fit-all mandolin gig bag

I couldn't be happier. By:
Nice mandolin, I love it, it is melodious. Nice finished, very glossy, I think a got a good deal.
Five Stars By:
Grandson loves it
Great quality. Easy to learn. By:
Great package deal. I gave it as a gift and they started playing immediately.
Five Stars By:
It has to be setup but this is a great little instrument especially for a beginner.
I love it By:
good stuff
Super Christmas Gift! By:
I purchased this Mandolin for my husband for Christmas. He plays the guitar and has wanted to learn to play the mandolin for a long time. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on something he has never tried before, so the price of this mandolin package was significantly less than I thought I would have to spend. The instrument is absolutely beautiful and sounds perfectly beautiful as a beginner instrument. My husband (who is a music snob) was absolutely surprised and stunned at how little it cost for what an amazing instrument it is. It was the perfect gift! I am thinking of taking up the mandolin and buying one for myself!
Neat By:
I play the guitar and always thought I would like the mandolin. This was affordable so why not. This is a quality instrument for the price, especially if you never played one or just wanted to learn.
Enoy it By:
Working with the Mandolin and just having fun with it and starting lessons this summer. Everything about this sale was positive.
Learning and loving it By:
I am just learning the mandolin and this was a great starter kit for someone who has the tendency to start projects and have to stop due to life demands. I am enjoying it and it is ready for me to pick up when I can without stressing me out over the money I spent on it. It's a good value
Exceptional Quality By:
Ordered this for my son as a Christmas gift. Was worried that item would be "cheap", but was very pleasantly surprised!!! Good quality instrument with a nice case and instruction books. Would definitely purchase from this vendor again! Son loved it!

Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin Black

Category

Musical Instruments, Ukuleles, Mandolins & Banjos

Price

$68.06

SKU:

B003LHV1X4

Product Rating

4.3 / 5

  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge
  • 12th-fret neck joint
  • Chrome tuning machines

Excellent By:
Fast shipping. Very nice. Highly recommend.
Great price By:
Beautiful instrument at a good introductory price. This thing is LOUD - much louder than ukuleles or acoustic guitars.My tailpiece (metal on the bottom that covers the strings) came a little bent and would not stay on right and was causing an awful buzzing sound. Unfortunately the manufacturer doesn't sell replacement parts. I did manage to fix the problem completely by using vice grips to bend the tailpiece and the part it goes on to match each other better and now everything is fine.At first it does not hold its tune but that's expected with a new instrument (strings need to stretch a bit). I've had it for about a month and its tune is holding splendidly now.
Sounds, looks and feels well-made. Great beginner instrument. By:
Well packaged and protected. No damage. The mandolin sounds great and looks and feels well-made.I am having trouble getting the tailpiece to stay in place. If the strings don't buzz after tuning, I would suggest not adjusting the bridge. This one was already in place. The paperwork advises lowering the bridge, then tuning. I did this and the strings buzzed. Had to raise the bridge back up. Wish I had just left it alone.
Five Stars By:
Surprisingly very nice, good beginners mandolin, I don't play it, but my son sure like it.
Good value for the price and timing was good as ... By:
Good value for the price and timing was good as well.. only complaint is that the base plate over the strings keeps falling off. I figure it's a quick fix for a cosmetic plate so I"m not going to mark it down for the price i paid
Great! By:
My daughter loved it!
Is actually a really nice instrument. Solid design great sound and been fun ... By:
Bought for my husband who's been playing guitar for years. Is actually a really nice instrument. Solid design great sound and been fun to tinker on. He was surprised a rogue would sound so good. Would definitely recommend if you r thinking about giving the mandolin a try great deal for the price
Pretty instrument. By:
AM picking up playing Mandolin and it is a pretty instrument.
Five Stars By:
fantastic!!! once I set it up and got it in tune properly, it is great I love it.
Very happy with this Mandolin for the price By:
Very happy with this Mandolin for the price. I replaced the strings, and am now happy with it. I am a beginner Mandolin player;

Savannah SA-100-BK A-Model Mandolin, Black

Category

Musical Instruments, Ukuleles, Mandolins & Banjos

Price

$89.99

SKU:

B004WDQ5GE

Product Rating

4.1 / 5

  • Hard Maple Neck
  • Bound Rosewood Fretboard
  • 12th Fret Neck Joint
  • Adjustable Compensated Bridge

Nice By:
You might want to replace the strings once you get it because they are a little cheesey and mind the bridge as the only thing holding it attached are the strings. Otherwise a nice starting instrument and is fun to play.
Buy this item. By:
Great product. Great sound. Great intonation all the way up neck past twelfth fret. Great color. Smooth action. Great value at any price point. I play several string instruments and this one is a keeper at any level of ability. Can you tell I love it?
but it sounds pretty good as is By:
I pulled it out of the box, tuned it, and started to play it right away. I'll probably put new strings on it, but it sounds pretty good as is. Great for a beginner, when you aren't sure what type of instrument to get, and you just want to make a solid choice that you won't regret.
this is great. By:
For the price, this is great.
Great little instrument By:
I'm not a professional, but I know what I like when it comes to musical instruments. And I really like this mandolin. It holds tune well. The action is okay for me and I like the sound.
Very good quality for the price By:
I play guitar and bass but have not played mandolin before and decided to try this before investing in a higher-end mandolin. Very good quality for the price. The tone is clean and almost bell-like.

Stagg M50E Acoustic-Electric Bluegrass Mandolin with Nato Top - Redburst

Category

Musical Instruments, Ukuleles, Mandolins & Banjos

Price

$149.99

SKU:

B000NJQ43K

Product Rating

3.2 / 5

  • Nato Back and Sides
  • Nato Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Red burst

Beautiful mandolin By:
Beautiful instrument & sounds great. Was packaged very well so as not to damage the mandolin. Very happy I purchased item & would not hesitate recommending this vendor and the item.
Wow, so pretty! By:
Whoa, this baby is gorgeous! We were planning to polish it up when we got it. It looks kind of lax luster in the pics. Not so, the pics don't do it any justice because it is extremely high gloss. Seriously this baby is very pretty. I would venture to say it's one of the cleanest looking and sounding Mandolins out there. To us, it's the best! Now, what's she sound like, superb! Hooked to an Amp or not. Easy to tune and then play away. There's nothing to knock on this Stagg Mandolin. Strings are great for now. Will upscale later on though. Oh, thank you folks for getting her to us in such a jiffy. Much appreciated indeed. Two days to our door, that's service with a bang! We call her Ruby. All of our instruments have names. We have a Washburn guitar we named Geronimo, just saying, lol. Happy trails to you.
Meets expectations for a low priced electric mandolin. By:
At this price, I did not expect a Gibson. But it works fine for an occasional song or two during a gig when you need an electrified mandolin.
Great buy By:
Great Mandolin. Holds tuning, sounds great, and plays easily. I bought this on a whim to add a different sound to our church team. Easy to learn to play and the electronics work perfectly. Strongly recommend this if your thinking of adding a mandolin to your instruments. I play guitar and only after a few minutes with this, I was ready to put it in the mix!
A great entry level instrument By:
For a low cost mandolin it is excellent. Once adjusted, the action was acceptable (not a nice as my 12 string, but not as costly either). The sound was better than I expected. Other reviewers said it made a nice first instrument to try out and learn on. It is! The neck is narrow enough that I can teach my grandkids to play right now, something I wasn't able to do with the guitar. If your looking for entry level, this is it.
Great for the price! By:
With so many negative reviews of the low-end mandolins on Amazon and the posts on mandolin forums suggesting that most low-end mandolins be avoided, I gambled on Stagg providing a good quality instrument. I've got 15 years experience as a musician, 8 of which are specifically with guitars.Let me tell you, I'm glad I took a chance on this. As long as you go into this purchase expecting a decent instrument that is sufficient for learning on and potentially recording in a home studio, you won't be disappointed.I was lucky and my mandolin arrived with the bridge properly set up and the strings properly loosened for transit. The mandolin stays in tune and sounds great. No damage or problems at all!