I was at Gryphon on Friday and they just got a batch of Big Muddy mandolins. There as one M-11 with wide neck, really nice sound. I didn't get to try the rosewood M-4 because it was not prepped yet. But now that I see them on the website I'm going to definitely head out there when I get a chance to try them.
I definitely prefer them to bowlbacks, as they sound similar (especially the rosewood), but do not have the big protruding bowl. Maybe if I was skinnier I wouldn't care.
Eastman 805D Two Point F Hole Classic
Collings MT-2 Sunburst Tortoise Bound
Mid-Mo M-4 Violin Scale