The darling Mrs F bought me this mandolin for Christmas - I'm slowly learning chords etc. It is only a cheap beginner instrument but really happy with the sound it makes - much louder than I was expecting, it'll hold it's own easily with a guitar being strummed quiet hard.
Expect to hear it on some recordings soon!
Oh big thanks to those that helped on the Charity Single btw. I've raised £170 so far. It is still open for a few more days if you want to buy early for next year!