I've had an acoustic Ibanez A-style mando for about 8 years and it sounds great, plays great, and has been trouble free. I did have to do a setup on it because the nut action was really high. I also have an Eastwood Mandocaster; here it is next to a Stooge Mac kit baby Tele. It's a lot of fun! Eastman (Chinese import) makes very nice acoustic A and F-style mandolins.