Cheap Mandolin advice
I already own a decent mandolin but work away a lot in pretty rough and ready circumstances around the world, flying on a lot of budget airlines and bouncing around the southern hemisphere on buses and overcrowded taxis. I want to get a cheap mandolin to combat ‘cheap hotel boredom’ in the evenings in places where there is no internet and not enough light to read by. It needs to be decent enough to play (just) but cheap enough for me not really to give a toss if it came off the luggage belt at arrivals in multiples pieces. I see a firm called Gearformusic are punting out ‘Vintage Sunbursts’ for £50. Has anyone tried one of these things, know anything of Gearformusic, or have any other options in the ‘so cheap I couldn’t care less if it fell off the roof of the bus’ line of mandolins?