For the money, its a no brainer
I was in a local shop not long ago and they had a few mandolins ranging from this one (the cheapest) to others I wont name, but they were around a mid-level price around 500-700. To my surprise this sounded the best. It was objectively louder, throatier, and just over all had a better tone. I have a very nice mandolin at home, but I'm very seriously considering picking one of these up for sort of a "campfire" mandolin. The price is absolutely insane, especially when you consider that its all solid wood. The snobs will say "yeah but its not carved wood, its pressed!". But to them I say so what, try finding a solid carved mandolin for under 500 and you'll be looking for a lifetime. And I'd rather take a pressed solid wood instrument than a laminate any day of the week.