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A mandolin (Italian: mandolino pronounced [mandoˈliːno]; leeterally "smaw mandola") is a muisical instrument in the lute faimily an is uisually plucked wi a plectrum or "pick".

Mandolin mf.jpg
An American A-style left-haundit mandolin, wi F-holes
String instrument

String instrument

Plucked string instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 321.321-6 (Neapolitan) or 321.322-6 (flat-backed)
(Chordophone wi permanently attached resonator an neck, soondit bi a plectrum)
Developed Mid 18t century frae the mandolino

varies wi the teep:

  • spruce carved-tap, bricht
  • flatback, wairm or mellae
Decay fast
Playin range

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(a regularly tuned mandolin wi 14 frets tae bouk)
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