Mudcat Café message #1265278 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73025   Message #1265278
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
06-Sep-04 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: mandola, octave mandolin or what
Subject: RE: mandola, octave mandolin or what
Leadfingers said it right. I have a Lyon and Healy Mandola I paid all of ten dollars for. It is beautiful and fits my baritone range perfectly. I don't use it for instrumentals. I don't do instrumentals. They make me nervous. But, I can use it as accompaniment for singing, in a way that I can't with mandolin. Mandolin doesn't fit my voice well at all and it doesn't have enough depth to the sound to make a good instrument for solo accompaniment (at least not if you're a baritone.) If you got that high mountain tenor, it would work much better.

Jerry