Mandolin : How to choose your instrument ?

The mandolin seduces more and more people thanks to the melody it produces. If you wish to get one, here are some tips to follow to make your choice.

Traditional Rayzm sunburst type mandolin

This mandolin is ideal for beginners or for those who already play certain musical instruments. The affordable price of this mandolin should not make you doubt the quality of the sound it produces. With it, you can play blues fat and any other style.

This mandolin has a very neat look. Beautiful instrument, it has a lime-wood body. Its keys and bridge are made of solid walnut. This makes this mandolin quite solid. This solidity is also due to its wood, which is of high quality. Some parts of this wood are made of ivory.

This mandolin comes with a padded bag which thickness is 5 mm. This ensures the protection of your instrument. For easy transportation, this bag is equipped with an adjustable shoulder strap and a carrying handle.

Mandolin with electronic tuner

If you wish to have a mandolin that produces a sound that is both beautiful and powerful, you should turn to the mandolin with electronic tuner. This version of mandolin is not expensive. Just like the previous mandolin, this one is perfect for beginners.

In addition to the beauty and power of the sound it produces, the mandolin with electronic tuner is also solid. This solidity is due to the quality of the wood on which it is made and also to its steel strings. This mandolin is embellished with a glossy varnish, which gives it a certain shine. For its protection, this instrument is delivered with a cover.

With its electronic side, you may find it difficult to master this mandolin at first. But it is not an insurmountable obstacle. After some time, the handling of this instrument will become a given.

Mandolin Stagg M30 Bluegrass

The Stagg M30 Bluegrass mandolin is an instrument that from a certain point of view can be qualified as a good instrument. Indeed, with this mandolin, the sound is not only beautiful, but also powerful. Its handling is easy, due to its light weight. Moreover, the Stagg M30 Bluegrass mandolin has a rather nice look due to the beautiful finishes.

However, there are some major drawbacks that affect the way we look at this mandolin. Indeed, the Stagg M30 Bluegrass mandolin is supplied without plectrum. In addition to this missing accessory, this mandolin also has a tuning problem. In the 17 frets, there is notably the “A” which is wrong on the 1st string. With this type of fault, this mandolin is not the one we recommend, especially if you are a beginner. It would certainly slow you down in your learning.

What is a mandolin?

Of Italian origin, the mandolin is a musical instrument with plucked strings. It can be compared to the lute. Known in particular as the main accompaniment instrument for Neapolitan songs, it is found much more in the Mediterranean countries.

On the physical level, the mandolin has a resonance box with the appearance of a pear. The back of this musical instrument is curved and composed of a good number of thin slats. It also consists of four groups of strings that are tuned. Despite its small size, this instrument is able to produce a remarkably powerful sound.

The mandolin is a musical instrument that can be divided into several categories. There are the soprano, bass, alto and tenor as well.

How to choose your instrument?

You want to buy a mandolin and don’t know which one to choose? Here are some criteria to guide you.

To begin, you can take into account the physical aspect of the mandolin you wish to choose. It must have beautiful finishes, especially a good varnish.

Another criterion more determining this time, you must take into account the sound performance of your mandolin. It must be able to produce a sufficiently powerful sound. The sound must also be beautiful to listen to.

When choosing your mandolin, you must make sure that it is solid. This factor has an impact on durability. Its wood must be of good quality and its strings must be strong enough. When it comes to the strings specifically, turn to an instrument with steel strings.
Finally, consider your level. If you are a beginner, choose a mandolin that is easy to handle.