Which is better as a first instrument, Mandolin or Ukulele?
As much as we love mandolins, Ukulele has some major advantages as a first instrument to learn.....
The Kentucky Mandolin Company is based in San Francisco, CA. Through the years, the mandolins themselves have been made in Japan, Korea and most recently (since 2001), China. The latest versions are some of the best ever.
There is a common misconception that you need an F-style for playing bluegrass. While this is not true as far as tone, among many players it is expected that you should have an F– style mandolin. Since traditions diehard, you will probably have trouble convincing people otherwise.