Hi all you HCAG types. Been a while.
A mandolin is not exactly an acoustic guitar but I think this is the nearest forum I'm going to get for a mandolin question to be on topic.
Stupid noob question probably but ....
Does a mandolin HAVE to be considerably harder to play than an acoustic guitar? I don't mean because of the narrow fingerboard - I can accept that - but the string tension on the mandolins I have (two of them) is really high and makes it really hard to play fluently. Is that because they're cheap and crappy (they're no-name things) or are all mandos like that?