I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the Dakota Mandola that just recently purchased. The Dakota Mandola is a well crafted, great sounding instrument. I am the owner of some quality made American made mandolins and tenor guitars and I would have to rate your Mandola right there with them in the quality of materials, and more importantly, playability, sound and resonance. When I received my Dakota Mandola it was set up perfectly and even in tune right out of the box! When I was looking for a Mandola price point was important. Both of my children are in college so I don't have a lot of cash around. I new I probably would not have been satisfied with an import and I try to buy American made products whenever possible. The Dakota Mandola has allowed me to experience the best of both worlds. I now have a great sounding, quality made American instrument purchased at a very reasonable price. Anyone who is looking for a quality made and great sounding mandola should consider the Dakota. I am looking forward to enjoying this instrument for many years and I will highly recommend it to any of my musician friends considering the purchase of a mandola.