Stelling came out with a real pretty but very pricey mandolin, and from what I can tell it didn't sell very well. Maybe the competition in the muti-thousand dollar price range was a little stiffer than the company moguls thought that it would be. Maybe they were relying a little too much on the association with their fine line of banjos. Maybe it wasn't up to snuff for that dollar amount. I can't say, I never played one. In any event, they then went "offshore" for their production and picked a good one from what I can tell. The Czech Republic has some very fine products coming out of it right now. What I'm tryin to get at is what is your take on this situation? Do the Czech made Stellings sound as good as the American made Stellings? Are they made as well in terms of craftsmanship, materials, etc. Are they an option when looking for a decent F style? What do you folks think?
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