The mandolin is an excellent choice that you won’t regret.
The musical versatility, its small dimensions and the sound of a beautiful tremolo never fails to intrigue the audience.
Forget about the ukulele hype – the mandolin is the sleeping giant. The various means of artistic expression range from sweet melodic tremolo lines to a driving rhythm chop that can imitate the beat of a snare drum.
Being a member of the lute family, the mandolin can be found in many cultures – in North American bluegrass, blues, folk and jazz music, in Brazilian choro, Italian and Irish folk, klezmer, in the Eastern Mediterranean countries and increasingly in gypsy swing; not to mention the Neapolitan origins of the baroque mandolin, the salon music of the Victorian era and the German renaissance of the classical mandolin during the 20th century.