There are a lot of different brands of mandolins. While this provides a large selection for you to choose from, it can also make it confusing trying to figure out which one is the best for your personal needs. This is especially the case when some brands won’t disclose whether they import from overseas or are vague about their product materials.
Ultimately, most of these instruments are made outside of the USA these days unless you’re willing to pay in the $3,000-$10,000+ range for something like a Gibson. However, a lot of these import brands have perfected excellent mid-level gear for very affordable prices, something that is suitable for the average musician.
Our goal is to help break through this confusion for you so you can find what you want in terms of quality, sound and price from your new mandolin. Take a look below at each brand that we have reviewed to find out more about that company – you can click on any brand to learn more about them and to view mandolins that they sell.