do you play mandolin? if so, what should i be looking for, in terms of quality mandolins? i've done some research, but i'm not totally sure what i need to seek out.
how hard do you think it'll be for me to teach myself to play mandolin? i've played instruments before and was almost a music major, so i've got the background, but i'm hoping to learn with a few initial lessons and then playing with a friend who will be able to help me out.