I play a few stinged instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele...)and was thinking of trying the mandolin.
Before I take the leap and buy one I was hoping to get a few questions answered and a little general advice.
1) Are there any advantages to an F style over an A style?
2) I'm hoping to stay under $200. Can I get a good mandolin in that price range? I want to avoid buying a cheapy and upgrading in 6 months.
3)The only brands being sold in my local stores are Fender and Johnson are they okay starters?
4) Are there brands I sould avoid.
5) What books do you recommend?