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Just picked this beauty up, and after playing in a GDAE tuning vs. A EADGBE tuning, I have realized this instrument is going to be WAY easier to learn than guitar. 😍
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@Eng JR Lupo RV323 ya I thought for a long time that my hands were too large to play mandolin as well, that is why I picked up an irish bouzouki, it's essentially a guitar sized mandolin, easier to play big chords.

But then I realized it was not nearly as versatile, after I sat down with a mandolin, I realized that there are so many variations of chords for the tuning, that you can used more spaced out chords in lieu of the tightly grouped ones. It's a versitile instrument that almost anyone can play. There are some HUGE mandolin players out there
 
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Chords on the mandolin are INCREDIBLY easier than guitar. Also if you learn either the mandolin, banjo, or fiddle you have essentially learned them all, because they all have the same tuning.
 
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Tuning in 5ths is a lot of fun [how your mandolin is tuned, vs. 4ths for a guitar] for many years I played electric bass tuned C G D A, then later on D A E G which is kind of a hybrid tuning, but it gets you thinking in ways you never otherwise would.

That instrument is a real beauty you got there, best of all: acoustic !!

May it bring you much joy in the years to come :) :) :)
 

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