Hi folks! I'm a long-time violinist who has finally decided to act on a desire to pick up the mandolin. I've done my homework and found myself what should be a nice instrument to start on, and while I wait for it to arrive, I thought I would do a bit of investigating here at Mandolin Cafe.
For those of you who play both violin/fiddle and mandolin, are there any specific thoughts you can offer for someone who grew up on violin and is just now beginning mandolin? Any easy pitfalls, or things to watch out for?