Dang I really got the jones for getting a mandolin, not that I get off the couch so I'd like but don't need a high dollar instrument but one that plays and sounds good. I've been looking at the Eastman MD305 & Kentucky. I use to play one or better say peck around years ago but it'd be like starting over. I love the looks of an F style but would be really embarrassed to even pull it out cause someone might think I could really play or at least ought to play really good, so I'm thinking about an A-Style even tho there's some really mighty fine players that play A-Styles...but then which A-Style f hole or oval hole and I don't know about nut width differences in different brands or preferences. I prefer an 1 3/4 on my acoustic.