|not sure about the strings...|
Mandolins are so lovely with their twirly swirly cow lick.
You don't get any better mandolin playing than Mr Bill Monroe - this is a clip with his Bluegrass Boys. And here, as a very old man, he plays a moving solo rendition of "My Last Days on Earth". Nothing like the mandolin to pull the heart strings taut to the point of breaking.
posted by Julianne Sister outlaw