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    Default Learn to shred on this, or sell it?

    Sorry this is my first post here, but what the heck am I looking at here?

    I'm a guitar player but this is the coolest stringed instrument I now have in my possession. I figured it's a Banjo Mandolin / Banjolin, but can't find a single one like this with a hexagonal resonator, even after an hour of Google searching. Saw a french one that looked like it was on this level of craftsmanship, but can't find it again now..

    I had my aunt take some professional photos as I am 90% sure I'm selling it unless you guys can talk me out of it. Deep down I think I should just keep it as it looks badass and is a great conversation starter, but then I'd have to learn to play it

    Cheers!
    Chris

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    That's awesome in a very weird way! I'd say hold on to it, play it till you want a 'normal' mandolin and keep it for historical purposes.

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    the armrest is a true gem.
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    That's neat! I'd probably keep it. Its unique and doesn't take up too much room.
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    Well, it looks very distinctive. Yet at the same time the banjo-mandolin has a distinctive tone and playing character. If you want to learn, I'd be tempted to suggest get something more conventional so as to appreciate what a mandolin can do.

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    Clearly something special insofar as it appears to also have a case - an extremely rare beast!

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