Q. How much do I have to pay for a good mandolin?

A: For more money you will get better tone and build quality. There is information about the different types of mandolin on the Mandolin Family Explained pages on this website.

Basically there are four categories price-wise:

Budget; we no longer sell budget mandolins. Up to £500.

Mid range; hand made or made in a smaller factory, with more attention to detail, sound and better woods. £500 to £1200.

Hand made; professional quality, made by one luthier or in a small workshop. From £1200.

Hand Made by a famous luthier; we keep stock of mandolins made by some of the world's very finest and most famous mandolin luthiers. From around £3000 A style, £5000 F style.

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