So, what are the most quality-dense mandolins? Quality density is basically "bang for the buck". In other words, if Mando A sounds 100 points good and costs $5,000, and Mando B sounds 75 points good and costs $3,750, their "quality density" is the same.
Another thing to ask yourself is whether the "best" mandos are the most "quality dense." Is a $200,000 Loar 100 times better than a $4,000 instrument? Is a $25,000 dollar Gilchrist 25 times better than a $1,000 instrument?
My apologies if a similar thread has been posted before.