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Thinking of taking up mandolining

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I am tempted to take up the mandolin as it would be a smaller instrument to practice on but I had a few questions for anyone that plays one.

1) How well do guitar skills translate to the mandolin?

2) What are the main differences between playing a guitar and the mandolin?

3) Any opinions on Ovation mandolins? I have an Ovation guitar and love it

4) Is mandolining a real word?

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eddiez152    129

I have an Ovation mandolin. Like it a lot, but would be nice to have a bigger fretboard eh?

Playing one requires a lot of wrist dexterity. Also very hard on the fingers.

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6string    81

Playing one requires a lot of wrist dexterity. Also very hard on the fingers.

Tried one in a music store once, couldn't do anything with it, gave me respect for those who can.

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