Originally uploaded by screenpunk
A friend gave me this old mandolin that has been in use as wall decoration for decades in his mothers house. His mom had to move to a new home and before trashing the instrument my friend thought maybe he could make me happy with it. And yes he can!
I have never played mandolin but have been eager to try one for a while .. so here's a little test drive . The strings are old and rusty, one of them is missing, there's a crack in the back and my .. are the mandoline keys small for my big fingers. But what a bright powerfull sound it makes .. and what fun and honour to pick it from such an old instrument.