There are many different types of mandolins out there, so it can be hard to know which one is right for you. A good place to start is by considering how much you’re willing to spend and whether or not you want a cheap or high-quality instrument. Here are some other things to consider when buying your next mandolin for sale:
Is built quality important to you?
Built quality is the durability of the mandolin and its parts. It can affect both its sound and playability.
The best built mandolins are made from wood, which is why they’re called “wood-bodied”. This means that all parts of the instrument are made from wood or another similar material (such as maple) rather than just a thin layer of shellac applied over metal plates to give them an appearance similar to old-fashioned nickel plated instruments.
These instruments tend to be more expensive because they’re more durable but also have better sound quality due to their construction methods; additionally, they often come with better finishes on their bodies so they look nicer than cheaper models available online.
Do you want a cheaper mandolin?
When it comes to mandolins, there are two types: cheap and expensive. The cheaper ones tend to have poor sound quality and poor playability. The more expensive ones can cost as much as $6,000 or more, but they’re often worth their price tag because they sound better and feel better in your hands.
The key question here is whether you want a good-sounding instrument that plays well or an instrument that costs less but has poorer sound quality and playability (and even worse ergonomics). There’s no right answer for every person; each person must decide what he or she wants out of his/her mandolin purchase based on personal preference alone!
Is the neck comfortable?
The neck is a key component of your mandolin. It should be comfortable to hold, and it shouldn’t feel too heavy or light. If you’re buying an instrument that has a fixed bridge on top, make sure that the instrument’s width doesn’t exceed two inches (5 cm).
If the fingerboard is laminated wood or plastic, then it could help if there were some features such as grooves or indentations at either end of the fingerboard. So you can grip them when playing chords with other fingers on both sides of your hand.
If possible try out different models until you find one that feels right for your hands. This might mean changing from one brand name model to another depending upon personal preference between brands.