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Old 12-04-2020, 10:22 PM
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My pretty standard response:

The first few things a lot of guitar players find out about mandolin:
1. Its like fretting a cheese grater. The high tension, dual strings of the mandolin will just laugh at your guitar calluses.
2. A decent setup is not optional. You need it.
3. To get the equivalent quality level in a mandolin as you get in a guitar costs twice as much. A mandolin equivalent to the quality level of a $500 (US) guitar will cost $1000.
4. You're going to need a thicker pick. Don't even mess with anything under 1.0 mm on mandolin.
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