Hi y'all. I'm new here, and somewhat timid to ask questions. I've been looking around this wonderful site for the past couple of days, and have seen some terrific players.
I believe I've finally arrived at the parameters for my ideal instrument: mandolin size, 4 strings, mandola tuning.
I know, this involves certain problems, or at least compromises. But I want the thing to sound like a jazz guitar; hence the tuning. I want to be able to play it very comfortably, hence the size. (I'm a violin player.) -sigh- I already sound high-maintenance, and this is my first #######' post.
Here is a video from this morning on my new mandobird. It has intonation issues. More about that anon...