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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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mandolin help

I have been playing guitar for about 3 and a half years and I recently became interested in mandolins. Does anybody have a suggestion on what kind of Mandolin, style and brand, I should buy? Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 12:18 PM
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Re: mandolin help

One word: Fender
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 12:23 PM
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Re: mandolin help

I'd go with Michael Kelly. If you're planning to shell out big bucks for one, I'd take a look at a Breedlove.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 12:46 PM
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Re: mandolin help

Get a banjo, then walk into a room full of girls and say, 'hey girls, wanna pluck my banjo strings?'
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 01:00 PM
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Re: mandolin help

What price range? The Mid-Missouri ones are well liked, because they're USA made and very simple; made to sound and play well. But they're ugly. For more, Collings, Breedlove, etc. all have adherents.

As far as cheaper imports, it seems the MKs are as good as any, but I'd get one from a store so you can play a few & pick the best one. These pacific rim models are really sketchy at QA.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 03:31 PM
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Re: mandolin help

collins do some great mandolins (acoustics are pretty good too) and theyre cheap too....
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