Being the one of the cheapest Mandolins from the A family, the Rogue is impressive. For 50 dollars the RM-100A is unbeatable and its price. A simple bridge/nut adjustment, some new strings and this baby is ready to go. Very nice for students and beginner mandolinists.
Probably my favourite instrument that I own. It may be cheap compared to other mandolins, but I would say it's worth it if you just want something to practice on and take to jam sessions. Gorgeous tone, comfortable neck, and stunning finishes for a relatively low price is what you can expect from this instrument. Of course, it does have its' problems, as all things do. On mine, the tuners aren't that good, but they're functional and that's what matters.
It's kinda cheap feeling. Some dead frets (9 and up usually). Otherwise, a great starter to hand (to someone like me) so just in case it gets broken, you dont cry over losing it. It's 50 bucks. Bang for the buck, I assume.