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Old 01-03-2019, 08:21 AM
capohk capohk is offline
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I am primarily a guitar player and I got interested in the idea of playing mando as my interest in folk tunes developed. I wouldn't say that I was proficient yet, but the two instruments definitely complement each other both in terms of voice and learning challenge. Playing mando makes me a better guitarist and vice versa.

I own a J Bovier F5 special which stands up very well to my friend's high-end Eastman F (but not quite to the depth of tone of his Gibson Fern) and a Flatiron a-style from the mid-90s which I think is a fantastic instrument all around.

I would recommend either of these as great instruments to grow old with - the used Flatiron, in particular, represents fantastic value.

Best of luck
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