There must be a few.
Those are all really nice!A lot.
I tried it as a teenager but didn't get along with it because I foolishly figured I could tune it like a guitar to make it easier. Dumb move. Didn't try it again until my early View attachment 214489 View attachment 214489 30s when I borrowed a bandmate's mandolin. A little more savvy this time, I left it tuned GDAE.
My primary mandolin is a Moon flattop, maple back and sides, spruce top, and a few small changes like rounded off binding, Weber tailpiece, replacement solid bridge of rosewood and bone, Schaller machine heads. It gets taken places because it's easy to carry and we live in a guitarcentric world that's short on mandolins. Second is a Peter Cox 2 point archtop, cedar top, walnut back and sides. I also have a Joshua House octave/zouk/mando-cello guitar shaped thing, Gold Tone tenor banjo, and a Kala tenor guitar. All tuned in fifths.
I play a lot of my own stuff, arrangements of trad tunes, and lots of wanking. My mandolin recordings with groups are out of print now, except one, a recent fundraising project that has some mandolin.
I've known about those albums for years, but I've never checked them out. I really need to do that.It took the David Grisman and Jerry Garcia albums for mandolin to really sink its teeth into me. Love that playing and that warm yet articulate recorded sound. Here's my "cheapo" Eastman 315, well, the only picture I have of it.