In contemporary ads, Stradolin described themselves as making “The Stradivarius of Mandolins,” which is laying it on a bit thick. Instead, we’d describe them as well made, good sounding budget mandolins. This P344 is a good example of their work. It’s in good cosmetic and structural condition. The frets are a little worn, but still have some life left in them. There is a strap button in the heel that may have been installed to deal with a loose neck, but the joint now looks tight. Includes its original chipboard case that has seen better days.