A lot of value for little money
I have the MM-30E/AS. The "E" means electric. This new model has a piezzo pickup under the bridge, which is a great advantage when playing with other musicians who are amplified or in public gatherings where you need more volume. Because of that, the bridge is fixed in the proper position for the right intonation. It needed no adjustments. However, the strings needed to be changed, since they were old, even though the mandolin was new. The tone is very good, due to the solid spruce top and the gold tuners add to the elegance of this instrument. The chop chords sound good and it has a "woody sound", which is what you want. You get a lot for not much money!