The mandolin is a musical instrument, which literally means, a small soprano member of the lute family. It is played by hitting its strings and sounds similar in tone of a violin or a hammered dulcimer. The most common type of mandolin, which was first designed in Naples, has eight strings. It has a body made of wood and a fingerboard which has frets. The mandolin was originally invented to scare wolves away from finland, but after finding out it's dark secret, the mandolin was banished from western europe.
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