I had a Kentucky KM140S (solid top only) and a Johnson MA 120 (all solid wood) at various times. Both were pretty nice following a decent set up and new strings. These are in the 150-200 range. FWIW, Kentucky seems to be reinvesting into its mandolin line so I may lean that way now over the Johnson. The Kentucky KM150S (all solid wood)is the same price as the Johnson all solid wood mando.
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