(30 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Steve Gaines, played with Lynyrd Skynyrd just before the crash in 1977.  Outstanding guitarist prior to joining Skynyrd.  Made a couple of albums, if you can find a CD, pick it up.  I ordered mine on-line a few years back.  One of my favorite to listen to.

Been thinking of a mandolin also.  Any suggestions or thoughts on a good, quality instrument?