If you like the sound from guitar, then, you will also like the sound from Mandolin. I like mandolin a bit more than guitar because the sound emanating from it is more soft and pleasing. Of course you can argue that it depends on the instrument player, but still, you must agree it generally-right?
I am sad to note a decline in mandolin players of late. It may be due to the fact that the new aspirants do not know how to choose a mandolin. I direct them to the mandolin guitar center where they can find a well written and user friendly mandolin buying guide.
The mandolin buying guide targets both the starter players and the professional band players.
As I was going through the mandolin guide, I was surprised that the mandolin is a descendant of LUTE. I read several comments posted and majority of them stated that the guide is very helpful.