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    Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin
    Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin

    Easy to play and easy to own! Sporting a gorgeous finish, the Rogue RM-100A is a well-built, traditional...

    $69.99
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    Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin
    Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin

    The Ibanez M510 A-Style Acoustic Mandolin features an A-style body type, mahogany neck, back, and sides,...

    $149.99
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    Kentucky KM-150 Standard A-Model All-Solid Mandolin Kentucky KM-150 Standard A-Model All-Solid Mandolin
    Kentucky KM-150 Standard A-Model All-Solid Mandolin

    Big, sweet tone and fast, easy-playing action.

    $280.47
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    $246.81
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    Epiphone MM-30S Mandolin Epiphone MM-30S Mandolin
    Epiphone MM-30S Mandolin

    Solid spruce carved top, precision fretwork, and stunning cosmetics. That high and lonesome tone comes best...

    $199.00
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    Rogue Learn-the-Mandolin Package Rogue Learn-the-Mandolin Package
    Rogue Learn-the-Mandolin Package

    An ultra-affordable starter set!

    $89.99
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    Washburn M1SDL A-Style Mandolin Washburn M1SDL A-Style Mandolin
    Washburn M1SDL A-Style Mandolin

    The Washburn M1SDL A-style Mandolin has a modern look, and great tone for a steal of a price. Features include...

    Starting at $199.00
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    Breedlove Crossover OO Mandolin Breedlove Crossover OO Mandolin
    $499.00
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    Hal Leonard Mandolin Starter Pack Hal Leonard Mandolin Starter Pack
    $108.00
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    Kentucky KM-272 Artist A-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-272 Artist A-Model Mandolin
    $337.27
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    Gold Tone OM-800+ Octave Mandolin Gold Tone OM-800+ Octave Mandolin
    $741.75
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    Kentucky KM-256 Artist A-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-256 Artist A-Model Mandolin
    $376.18
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    Washburn M1S Acoustic Mandolin Washburn M1S Acoustic Mandolin
    Washburn M1S Acoustic Mandolin

    Handsome and homespun tone for a low and friendly price.

    $199.00
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    Gretsch Guitars G9310 New Yorker Supreme Mandolin Gretsch Guitars G9310 New Yorker Supreme Mandolin
    $239.00
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    $222.27
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    Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular Rogue Mandolin Starter Kit Regular
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    Kentucky KM-252 Artist A-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-252 Artist A-Model Mandolin
    $381.89
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    Washburn M1K A-Style Mandolin Package Washburn M1K A-Style Mandolin Package
    Washburn M1K A-Style Mandolin Package

    The Washburn M1K Mandolin starter package gets you ready to go on the instrument with everything you need to...

    $179.00
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    Luna Guitars Trinity A-Style Mandolin Luna Guitars Trinity A-Style Mandolin
    Luna Guitars Trinity A-Style Mandolin

    A unique, high quality instrument that is affordable for both the casual and accomplished musician.

    $299.00
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    $278.07
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    Gretsch Guitars G9300 New Yorker Standard Mandolin Gretsch Guitars G9300 New Yorker Standard Mandolin
    $199.00
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    Rogue Mandolin And Ukulele Travel Pack Rogue Mandolin And Ukulele Travel Pack
    Rogue Mandolin And Ukulele Travel Pack

    A mando and a uke in one affordable package.

    $89.99
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    Kentucky KM-140 Standard A-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-140 Standard A-Model Mandolin
    $281.54
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  1. Gold Tone GM-50 A-Style Maple Mandolin Gold Tone GM-50 A-Style Maple Mandolin
    $404.25
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  2. Gold Tone BZ-500 Bouzouki Gold Tone BZ-500 Bouzouki
    $651.75
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    Fender Concert Tone A52E A-Style Mandolin Fender Concert Tone A52E A-Style Mandolin
    $299.99
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  4. The Loar LM-175 Grassroots Series A-Style Mandolin The Loar LM-175 Grassroots Series A-Style Mandolin
    $363.78
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  1. Kentucky KM-950 Master A-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-950 Master A-Model Mandolin
    $986.81
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  2. Recording King RA-998 Metal Resonator Mandolin Recording King RA-998 Metal Resonator Mandolin
    Recording King RA-998 Metal Resonator Mandolin

    Brilliant resonant tones of generations past can be yours again.

    $497.92
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    $438.17
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  3. Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin
    Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin

    An excellent beginner's mandolin, with full projection, easy action, and plenty of bluegrass sound.

    $179.99
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    The Loar LM-220 Hand-Carved A-Model Acoustic Mandolin The Loar LM-220 Hand-Carved A-Model Acoustic Mandolin
    The Loar LM-220 Hand-Carved A-Model Acoustic Mandolin

    Solid carved spruce top and solid maple back and sides at an unprecedented price point.

    $411.72
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    Fender Concert Tone A53S A-Style Mandolin Fender Concert Tone A53S A-Style Mandolin
    $349.99
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  2. Breedlove Crossover OF Mandolin Breedlove Crossover OF Mandolin
    $499.00
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  3. The Loar LM-290 Contemporary A-Style Mandolin The Loar LM-290 Contemporary A-Style Mandolin
    $449.99
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  4. Kentucky KM-270 Artist A-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-270 Artist A-Model Mandolin
    $444.99
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  1. Kentucky KM-900 Master A-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-900 Master A-Model Mandolin
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    Washburn M116SW A-Style Mandolin Washburn M116SW A-Style Mandolin
    Washburn M116SW A-Style Mandolin

    The Washburn M116SW A-style mandolin features carved solid spruce top, bookmatched flamed maple sides and...

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    $615.12
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The A-style mandolin has carved out a unique niche for itself in the world of popular music. While it plays an important role in a wide variety of country and bluegrass music, the mandolin has also found a home in indie, power pop and rock and roll music. Artists such as Butch Walker, Primal Scream, and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band have all used the mandolin to bring a special kind of vibe to their songs. When shopping for your own mandolin, it’s important to have an idea of what you’re looking for to make sure you get the one that is perfect for you. First of all, you should take note of the mandolin’s style of sound holes. Generally, mandolins will either have “ff” sound holes or an oval sound hole. Oval sound holes deliver strong bass sounds and resonance, along with a warmer tone and lush character. On the other hand, “ff” holes project better, with a clearer and more cutting sound. Both types of sound holes are very popular, and in the end your choice will have more to do with personal preference rather than one being superior to the other.

Construction materials will also play an important role in your decision about which mandolin to purchase. Ask any mandolin enthusiast and they’ll all give you a different answer on which wood your mandolin should be made of. Generally, spruce wood is a pretty reliable option, though beginners may want to consider a laminated top as they can offer a better entry level point before you make the decision to upgrade.

Believe it or not, the finish on your mandolin can also have an effect on the sound quality of your instrument. A mandolin without a finish can pick up dirt and oils from playing, leaving your instrument with a less crisp, almost soggy sound. On the other hand, a thick finish can keep your instrument looking its best, but it can also take some of the quality out of the bass and thin out your treble range. Though it may not be something you initially think of, this is still definitely something to keep in mind while making your purchase.

From the pop-country style of Taylor Swift to the Irish Folk-Punk of the Pogues, the mandolin is a versatile instrument for musicians of all levels and interests. Adding one to your original songs will definitely add a level of character you, your band mates, and your audience are sure to love.
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