Mandolins $250 - $500
The mandolin is actually a descendent of the lute family of instruments. The typical bluegrass mandolin has 8 strings, four sets of 2 adjacent strings tuned to the same note. The tuning is the same as the violin (GDAE) and the exact reverse of a bass. We have a great selection of mandolins in this price range, mostly A styles, some with solid woods, but also a few F styles. As always, you should buy as much mandolin as your budget allows, but if your budget puts you in this category, rest assured that you can find a great instrument here!