I am a casual guitar player and have grown an interst in learning to play the mandolin, but don't have a lot of cash to spare. I have played some nice gibsons, and some very disappointing other instuments(warped necks). looking online, guitarcenter.com has a selection of Rogue brand mandos in the 80-100$ range. does anybody know anything about these. I don't have particuarly high standards, but I would like something that is going to sound half decent and last a few years.
Basicly, would I be wasting my money on this brand(eg piece of junk) or is it a good value for the price?
(I am also slightly worried about banging up a nicer instrument while camping)
what other instruments would you recomend for under 200$