Sound clip in a bit...!
For a student, all-ply mandolin, this really isn't too shabby. After leveling/dressing the frets, fitting the bridge a bit better, and giving this a good setup and stringing with 10s, it plays spot-on and has a convincing tone. It's certainly no Gibson, but it sure is a lot better than your average Rogue-style product.
The previous owner told me it's circa 1994 and that makes sense: that's around when most of these models were made. It's quite clean save a couple finish weather-cracks... the most obvious 3" finish crack being right under the pickguard.