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Most Asian production mandolins are made by one or two factories, most likely Daewon, and are essentially clones of one another, with the brand name added to the headstock.
Hence, an Alvarez is the same as a Fender, Aria, etc., etc. Take a look at used Eastman mandos, or some of the Kentucky all solid wood models.
Thanks for any additional help, Coop 1983 Flatiron 1N - Pancake/Army-Navy 2011 Eastman MD-315 - F-style Rover RM-50B - A-style 2014 Satin Cherry, Gibson USA 120th Anniversary SGJ14 Godin Guitars' Art & Lutherie "Spruce" 6-string dreadnought. If it were really close, I might have a look, ut it is otherwise about 2 hours away.
Do we know anything concrete about these Factories, and which mandolins are built in which?
I have an Alvarez guitar which I really like and think the craftmanship is great for a middle-of-the-road price and was wondering if the same is true of their mandolins. I had a decent Alvarez A800 F-style for years and it was a good deal, but if I only had 0 to spend, I would not spend it on that instrument. In that price range, I would buy used and I would buy and "A" style to get more instrument for my money.
I am specifically looking at the F3ANT and have found it priced for 9.99. I would make sure I had an approval period and immediately have a local luthier check the instrument over and assuming it had no major flaws, have him set it up right for me.
But if you are just dying to have that Alvarez, it seems like the specs on it are about par for the course in that price range, so go for it.
Do we know which mandolin directly cross references to another with a different name?
1983 Flatiron 1N - Pancake/Army-Navy 2011 Eastman MD-315 - F-style Rover RM-50B - A-style 2014 Satin Cherry, Gibson USA 120th Anniversary SGJ14 Godin Guitars' Art & Lutherie "Spruce" 6-string dreadnought. I also have a A Alvarez Yairi guitar and love it, And with that said I bought a Mandoline that was a Alvarez thinking it would be the same...