I use my Smart mandolin and mandola all the time. They feel great in my hands, I love the “Tuxedo” look (black with white binding), and they sound great. The mandola, especially, sneaks into my musical world all the time. It's got a great voice, rich and resonant while still maintaining lots of “sparkle” on top. I use it often in duet situations, playing with singer songwriters with guitars. It's a really versatile instrument, whether I'm playing a sensitive (hopefully) solo or driving the tune with a loud percussive voice. It's really the one instrument that does it all. I've even played slide on it with some of your favorite jam bands! Seriously, if I'm going on a trip and can't figure out what to pack, I reach for that mandola and know that I can use it any musical situation.
Now where's the rest of that family? I want the mondocello!
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