I am completely satisfied and I thank you very much
Awesome Mandolin, but there are minor scratches. Appreciate for extra wires, picks, tuner and carry bag. The bag has smooth zips.
Perfect shine of the product. Price is perfect. Sounds very good.
My boyfriend loves it! Sound is great and fast delivery!
It's very good quality and nice looking.
Very nice starter instruments for my children. I enjoy the mandolin and all the fun, well made instruments I have purchased. Thank you.
Very happy with my beautiful mandolin. It’s got a great sound. Love it!
Very happy with the purchase. Has a good sound, just wish the carrier was hard case, would make it easier for travel.
I'm a rank beginner, and this was a great value. Everything delivered was as advertised. I'm doing scales, chords, and playing songs on this.
It really is a beautiful instrument. Now, I have to learn how to play. Trust this company. Thank you Eastar... My Mandolin.
★★★★★ 5 SHINING STARS! ★★★★★ Lovely instrument. This "kit" has everything one needs to begin playing a beautiful Donner Mandolin. Shipped FAST and SAFELY!
GREAT value for the dollar. EXCELLENT instrument. I upgraded the strings, just great, great, great mandolin. VERY happy.
Love love love this!!! Absolutely beautiful.
Got this as a beginners mandolin. Have been "playing" it for a week now. Having some trouble keeping the G strings tuned. Luckily, it came with a tuner. Doesn't have the full rich tone as the more expensive mandolins,but for the price, it sounds pretty good. Looks nice too! I am overall happy with this mandolin. Great for beginners.
She seems to love this gift. She is learning to play. I hope she sticks with it. The quality seems very high especially for the reasonable price.
Bought as a gift and was very happy with the quality.
Great beginners Mandolin. Fun to play and goid sound. Solid workmanship.
I bought one for my sister for Christmas and later I bought one for myself. We are beginners at playing the mandolin (ages 66 and 73) and this was perfect for us to learn on. The packaging was great and arrived within a few days after ordering.
This mandolin is beautiful, it sounds great. I am very happy with this purchase. I will enjoy playing it for a long time. I highly recommend this mandolin for beginners.
My son is very happy with this guitar. He is learning to play it on his own and is very happy with the craftsmanship.
The mandolin was received without damage. I wouldn't say the packaging was sufficient to keep it from damage. I think I was lucky. It was in the gig bag which I'm sure helped protect it some. Overall I'm satisfied for what I paid, for what I received.
My 16 yr old wanted one for his bday. He loves it & it’s good quality for the price.
Love love love this!!! Absolutely beautiful.
I am amazed at the sound quality for this price.
Pleasant purchase, great exterior appearance, surprising and powerful sound for this instrument. Easy and manageable as you wish.
I thought for the price paid to receive a useless decoration, but once unpacked from its box and its cover, the first notes strummed on its strings pleasantly surprised me.
Miss Victoria L Belcher
Really pleased with this purchase, great tone and lots of accessories. Stays in tune between practice. Good value and good quality carry bag.
I am a beginner and don’t know much about the instrument. It looks wonderful, and plays very nice sound. It’s resonant. I would say it’s great for beginners.
As a complete beginner's mandolin, it was easy to tune and has a good tone (I think, I have no comparison). and VERY good value. Arrived safely with all the basics (great case, tuner, spare strings, strap etc). I love it, can't wait to get started, Greensleeves here I come. It looks really great too. I had wanted a bowlback traditional (possibly vintage) mandolin, but their restoration needs and playability were questionable/expensive. This Donner mandolin has a more contemporary twist, and is immediately playable.
I bought one for my sister for Christmas and later I bought one for myself. We are beginners at playing the mandolin (ages 66 and 73) and this was perfect for us to learn on.
Great gift for beginners like my fiancé! He was thrilled when he opened it on his birthday. It arrived in perfect condition and tuned it and got right to practicing. He was absolutely thrilled with the craftsmanship and I’m impressed by the value for money. It’s a very nice instrument, doesn’t play or look like a toy.
I looked at a lot of Mandolins for a beginner. This was a perfect choice for me. I have a guitar, bass and banjo that I haven't played for awhile. Decided to start playing again to try and help my peripheral neuropathy. The small neck on the Mandolin helps me more easily get my fingers in playing shape which helps make it easier for me to play my other instruments. I really like this package which included a nice bag, picks, tuner, extra strings and a polishing cloth. Glad for the extra strings as I broke one while tuning the Mandolin. I'm a beginner, but I like the way this Mandolin plays and sounds. Seems to be built well. Nice looking. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to learn to play the Mandolin. It's a small investment to find out if you will like playing the Mandolin. The playability and sound won't discourage a beginner. I am thoroughly enjoying this instrument. Playing music again is so much fun and I believe playing is helping my peripheral neuropathy.
I was so pleasantly surprised when i opened my package. The mandolin was expertly packed! The gig bag is very high quality and the included accessories are high quality too. The mandolin itself is flawless. No imperfections that i can see. Mine is a beautiful gloss black and the hardware is quality chrome. I like the little bit of heft that the mandolin has. I've never owned one before so i was unsure of the weight of one. I have many guitars, violins and ukuleles. I'm so eager to get this tuned up and start playing. In a few days i'll come back and update my review with my thoughts on the playability. Overall, so far, i'm super happy with this purchase.
The fretwork is really very good. No buzzing, only a few mildly sharp fret ends but nothing major. The binding is immaculate, and it really pops against the gloss black.
The action was playable out of the box, but after the setup I did, this thing rings like a bell. A lot of punch, and much more sustain than I expected. At this price point, assume a setup is going to be necessary. Again, not a deal breaker.
I was a little concerned upon delivery as the box was open. I included a photo. I don't know whether there was more padding in the box originally, but I hope so. Thankfully, there was no damage to the instrument. It was in it's gig bag which was itself tightly packed in another box.
It's really nice that they included an extra pack of strings, a cleaning cloth, picks, and a tuner; although, I do have a slight problem with the tuner I received. See photo. I've sent an email about it. We'll see.
As a guitar player looking to get into mandolin without a big investment, I definitely recommend this pack. It's easy to play and easy on the eyes. My only critique is with the Donner logo. I really wish they'd let me design a better one for them :)