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Re: Any mandolin players here?

2/13/2005 4:31 PM
SweetfingerRe: Any mandolin players here?
If you buy any cheapie instrument from a mail-order type outfit, count on doing/paying for a setup. Our store carries the Johnson mandolins and each one needs a fret level, and sometimes needs to have the nut slotted properly as well as string height and bridge placement. Nasty fret ends are par for the course. They sound pretty good for a hundred bucks, though.  
It seems like you are looking for a bit better quality than just an introductory instrument so used is the best way to go. Anything used or new in the $500 to $800 range should be a good quality instrument with none of the issues that plague the cheap stuff.

DanJ Thanks to all for the advice. I kno... -- 2/15/2005 7:37 AM