Mandolin and Bluegrass Guitar

 

A mandolin is a musical instrument in the lute family with a pear-shaped body and a straight fretted neck.  Mandolins usually have four sets of paired strings tuned in unison or octaves.  Mandolins have a long history with much early music having been written for them.  The instrument has enjoyed a new surge of popularity with it's introduction to country, bluegrass and folk music.