I've been playing a cheap Kentucky A oval hole Mandolin for a number of years and I want to purchase a new one, my budget is round $1000. There isnt much of a selection here in Ireland and I've been trying to gather as much information as possible. The models that I've played in my price range are a Breedlove Quartz OO and a Tacoma M3.
I dont know weather I'd be better going for one of these or something like a second hand Rigel A+deluxe.
I'm only used to playing an A style Oval hole mandolin and wonder is this better than an F hole for my kind of playing.
I would appreciate any words of wisdom from other players out there on what they might recommend. Thank you.