Hi Everybody, I was thinking it would be nice to have a mandolin around. I probably wouldn't use it a lot but possibly on the occasional recording project plus I just like playing around with different instruments. Unfortunately my ignorance on mandolins is extreme. I have fairly large hands. I don't know if that matters, do they come in different sizes and scale lengths or is there a standard size? Plus, what do I have to spend to get something worth owning? Like I said it wont get used a lot but I want to it to be decent quality an play-ability. Plus it would be nice to have on board electronics but that is not a requirement. Part of this is finding out how money it takes to get there but if I had to put a cap on the cost I'll start with $500 for the point of discussion. Thank you!