I’ve been playing guitar for quite a few years now. It’s not anything I could do professionally, but it feels good and its fun to jam with friends.
A year or so ago, I got interested in playing mandolin, and bought a cheap $50 mandolin on the internet, just to see if I really liked it, and had any aptitude for it.
I recently got this Eastman 515. The difference in tone is amazing, of course, and although I’ve got a long way to go, I can have a lot of fun jamming along with friends on guitar… Thank goodness for the pentatonic scale!