I just cannot get over how beautiful the details and the curves are. I have not been able to put it down since I bought it. Damn work for getting in the way!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Yesterday I went out and bought myself something special, a mandolin. I've wanted to learn to play bluegrass music my whole life and with our fresh new tax return check I thought it was time. Originally, I was going to buy a banjolele, but it sounded too much like a ukulele, (plus a good one is really expensive) and was just not what I was looking for sound-wise. For years I've wanted to learn the banjo, but when it came right down to it, I was way too intimidated. So, after some research I decided on the mandolin, an instrument I had always admired from afar. They are so aesthetically pleasing and sound so beautiful. I spoke with a couple of local people and found one I was comfortable with, both price and for my beginner needs and now I'm the proud owner of a mandolin. Now, it's not one of the beautiful F-Styles with the lovely curls, those are EXPENSIVE and for folks that aren't starting out, so one day maybe! Mine is called an A-Style and that's just fine with me.