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Posted By: JohnInKansas
28-Sep-06 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: help? Entry Level mandolin
Subject: RE: help? Entry Level mandolin
Charmion -

Although GAS is the better known syndrome, MAS is its less evil little cousin and is pervasive among mandolinists. MAS usually is less disabling than GAS because the really expensive objects of lust are so rare that you're unlikely to have a chance at getting one, so you can concentrate on the fine points and look for "a better bargain."

My informal observation based on conversations mostly with "less than professional" mandolinists is that the second mandolin is most likely to be put up for sale when the lust strikes. The second (first replacement) is usuallly purchased because of the notion that it will "solve some problem," but often creates new ones so that it never gets truly loved in the way of the first one, and by the third one a player usually knows enough to make more realistic evaluations of what makes a good (for them) instrument.

Your mileage may vary.