Hey, sorry if this is the wrong thread btw But, could anyone make any suggestions for buying a mandolin like a good model and make that isnt a beginner instrument but something that wont cost too much. I'm just looking for a solid American (or basically just not made in China, and countries surrounding) Mandolin that some of you might recommend. Thanks.
cheers betch
Don't know where you live but here in Nashville, we have a Gibson Showcase store. They make a really nice mandolin right there in the shop with a glass wall to watch. They start out at around $200 or so and are nice.