(PLEEEASE be the right place, considering there arent any mandolin threads)
Well I was at an auction today and there was a mandolin made be GuitarWorkshop (?) and it got me remembering how badly I want one. Does anyone know what good companies make some, I know gibson makes em but Id rather get one from a company that specializes on em.
Applause by Ovation makes a nice mando.
I have one and enjoy it quite a bit. It's acoustic/electric and has a composit back.

Other companies would be Gibson, Fender, and others. Try searching on google.

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Fender makes a nice Acou/Elec mandolin that I own...it is great. Loud acoustic, louder electric. Not-so-great action.