I'm just starting out and learning about mandolins. I'm teaching myself how to play guitar (starting with cords) and would love to pick up a mandolin as well. I'm just starting out, but I don't want anything "junky." I'm willing to pay more for a "good quality" mandolin, even though I'm a beginner. Do you all have any thoughts on the different brands? I've been reading about the Michael Kelly, Breedlove, Mid-Mo, Johnson, and Kentucky. Are there any you would definitely purchase, or any to stay away from? Also, what are somethings I should be looking out for when reading reviews from the makers? Should anything be a "red flag"? Any help on the topic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!