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Is there a difference between a mandolin and a violin or is it the selfsame instrument but played in a different way?

Yes, there is a difference. A mandolin is a lute-like instrument, played like a guitar: http://www.answers.com/topic/mandolin?cat=entertainment A violin is a stringed instrument, played with a bow: http://www.answers.com/topic/violin?cat=entertainment However, just as there are four members of the violin family - the… Full Answer