Introducing my new "toy"!
I"ve been playing the violin for almost five years now. I really enjoy music.
A lady at our church plays the mandolin very well. She's been playing since she was 12. She told us that the strings and fingering are very much like the violin. I kept thinking that I would like to learn to play.
This week I started looking at Craigslist. Most of them were over $200 dollars.
I found this one for $40. They said it plays okay and it needs new strings.
I was hesitant to look at it.
My mom did some research about it. People said it was a pretty good one for a beginner. Someone said it has a loud sound.
So, we went to look at it.
The guy got it out and strummed it.
It had a great full, loud sound. It sounded like the one that I looked at in the music store for about $199.
I bought it!
It's great for $40!!