how to choose a mandolin?

hi i've been playing guitar for about 4 years and ive been thinking that i should learn something new so ive decided for a mandolin but i dont know how to choose 1 but i like the F model and i dont really like the A model but if it sounds good i dont care but i would like some advices

caarntedd6 years ago
Eeny, meeny, miney, mo.
NatNoBrains6 years ago
Go out and try different models, music shops should let you.
Choose your favourite!
orksecurity6 years ago
As with any musical instrument: Go out and play them. Take someone with you who's a better player to also play them and give you opinions.

Especially if you're looking at used instruments. Differences exists between makers, models, and sometimes individual instruments.

In other words, exactly the same way you would approach it if upgrading your guitar.