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  1. The downsides of an expensive mandolin

    I've recently sold an Ellis a5. Excellent mandolin, best I've ever played even compared to other Ellis', played perfectly and just fit me very well. I gotta say though, I don't miss it one bit. Every time I pulled it out the first thing people would say is "wow an Ellis" and proceed to ask me how much it cost, and things to that effect.

    Afterwards I feel like there's sort of an expectation that I was a professional level player, whether it was real or not I don't know and ...