Hi. I got a mandolin yesterday. It's a bugdet Asian-made, which I understand is known under several names. Mine's called New York Pro and was set up before I received it. I've played guitar for a couple of years but fell in love with the mandolin sound this summer when hearing someone play it at a small festival. First thing I experienced was that the pinky really gets to work when doing that G chord. I hope I will get the hang of it soon.