Petersen/Musikalia Octave Mandolin
I am currently octave mandolin shopping, and there are two brands that I have my eyes on, Petersen and Musikalia. I have played a Musikalia, and it felt pretty nice and had a good sound, but I have also seen the great reviews that Petersen has gotten on this site.
First, having to do with the Musikalia.
1. What difference is there between the models that makes one more expensive?
2. Which wood is the best (and is rosewood worth 200 more dollars)?
3. Any other comments.
Also about the Petresen, Is there a significant difference between the three "levels" of mandolins?
Finally, which would you recommend overall?
By the way, my buying range is hopefully under $1000, but I could stretch it a bit if a Petersen is way better.
Thanks a lot