on a whim i bought myself a mandolin, nothing special a cheapy stagg electro. within a few hours id worked through the obligatory "maggie may" and losing my religeon",. Point of this post? none really just to say its great fun and refreshing and im looking forward to adding a bit more musical colour to the acoustic duo i play in.
i quickly learnt some chords and play them in an acoustic duo with a guitarist, just adds another dimension. id like to get an irish bazouki or large mandolin as they sound great, a cross between mandolin and guitar