OK-first time playing an A-style mando. Took everyones advice and bought the Collings MT. Had to wait 24 hours to let it acclimatize and IT HAS BEEN KILLING ME! Finally, got to take it out and try it. Sounds great sitting on my lap but here is the dumb question-the strap that came with it is for an F-style, but has a shoe lace on it. The mando does have a front strap button but there is no way that my pea brain can figure out how to attache the string safely to that front button, so I drop back and figure I would fish the shoelace under the strings, above the nut, well, no go there either, strings are too close to the headstock.....THIS IS KILLING Me to be this stupid, and I am dying to really try playing this but not comfortable just resting on my thigh.
Signed, hopeless in the adirondacks