My friend is incompetent with the internet, and wanted me to ask you guys if you could recommend any banjos or mandolins under 500$ USD (each, not total). I figured the acoustic section was more relevant than the others. Thanks guys!
Aria Mandolins. im looking for new electrics, but i do that on most things i buy anyways.
You should check www.musiciansfriend.com. They typically have the lowest prices on string instruments, and you can usually find the models on the site in a local music store. That's how it was for my new Jackson Dinky. I found it on musicians friend and went to GC and found it in the store for the same price.
I have a phoenix mandolin ^^. they aren't that expensive but play really good.