I've been trawling through this forum for a couple of days and it's an amazing resource!
I've just been given the go ahead to buy a mandolin to learn on. After the initial excitement, I'm wondering whether this is an instrument which I could self-teach? I play the piano and cello, so can read music fine, but neither is plucked/strummed (you do pluck a cello, but you know what I mean).
I live in an area with guitar/cello teachers, but no one specifically for mandolin. Can a guitar teacher instruct in mandolin? If some level of formal instruction is required I may have to rethink my mandolin dreams.
Thanks in advance for any advice, it's really appreciated