This is the best entry level mandolin on the market today. It has some important features like all solid timbers, spruce top and maple back and sides. No laminates in this mandolin.
Also a good quality bridge and very decent machine heads for its price. Mandolins are high tension instruments that need precision tuners, a big omission in other instruments in this price range. Combine these features and you have a great sounding and very playable mandolin.