Mandolins is a stringed-instrument that originates from the 'Lute' family of instruments. The Mandolin is primarily played in folk and country genres and can be amplified by using a piezo pickup for live performances.

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About Mandolins

The Mandolin evolved from the lute in Italy during the 17th and 18th century. Before this though, single stringer instruments have been seen in cave paintings and murals and this is generally agreed to be where stringed instruments such as the Mandolin originate from.

In more modern times the Mandolin has appeared on a number of popular songs including Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' and 'Maggie May' by Rod Stewart and is also popular with Led Zeppelin bassist, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend of The Who.

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NAMM 2014: Gretsch Launches 2014 Roots Collection

Gretsch have released an improved lineup in the 2014 Roots Collection, taking players back to the past with classic-looking and great-sounding instruments including guitars, banjos and mandolins.... More  »

23 Jan 2014 18:45

NAMM 2013: New offerings from Dean Guitars.

Dean uncovered their new 2013 collection of guitars, basses and mandolins at The NAMM Show 2013.... More  »

29 Jan 2013 15:12