Thought I'd say Hi since I'm new to your Rover/Saga group,
By my handle you can see I'm Bob and i live in Oklahoma City, Ok.
A couple of weeks ago I put a Rover RM-75 in layaway at a local music shop that's about 30 miles from me. I'm so excited. I can't wait to get it out of layaway and start playing it.
I was really impressed when I went to try it out. For the money it was the best Mandolin I had looked at and played. It had a nice woody tone and was really loud too. They only had the one there in the shop and it didn't take long for me to want it enough to purchase it. Unfortuately, I will have wait and get it out of layaway after the Christmas holidays due to my budget and to appease my better half.
I'm thinking of later maybe putting a nice cast tail piece on it.
By the way, what strings do yall like on your Rovers?
Bob, you will enjoy your RM-75. Have had mine for a couple of years now. I have tried several different brands and sizes of strings and settled on D'Addario J74s as the ones I like best. Hope your waiting isn't too painful.