All Ye blessed Mandolin Gurus…
I am picking out my first Mandolin and I want a good F series one… buuuut I don’t want to take out a second mortgage. I have two preferences. First I would like it to be a fairly good quality instrument and secondly I would prefer to stick around $300 or cheaper. I play a Goodtime 2 Banjo and wouldn’t trade it for the world and I did pay up near $600 for it and its accessories.
I would like it to be American made but I don’t know who is or isn’t American made. Heck, I don’t know if American made is the worst. I just want a good starter F series Mandolin for the money. I hate to waste money on a bad product.
I found an F series I would love to have but it is a little to pricey. An Eastman MD315. $800 is a bit steep for my first mandolin I feel. I need some opinions from the greater mandolin players on the forum. What would you buy and why?