I haven't been on in a while...between taking care of Izzlets and going to school full time, I rarely have time to actually do something which takes a lot of thought. Like post on the Chiff.
Anyway, on to my reason for posting. I'm sure this topic has been done and redone (ad nauseum, more than likely), but I'm lazy and would prefer someone to answer me here, so I don't have to search. What is a good mandolin for a beginner? Mind you, I play fiddle, and from what I understand the fingerings are basically the same, so that won't be too much of an issue. Cheaper would be nice, but any suggestions at any price would be wonderful. I really want something that is going to be a joy to play, with a nice tone.
Thank you to everyone in advance!