So, This has happened before, (And I know a couple other people here siad the same!) there I was at a Sam ash (HATE THAT PLACE!!!) playing a 5 string warwick rockbass (yuck) and this girl walked in... and looked at me playing it and said... What is that? Bass have 4 strings... And guitars have 6... so what is that? SO two things crossed my mind... either "Its a Bass-Guitar" or "A mandolin".... I Chose Mandolin and she said "Oh"... Lol, I just thought that was funny and got a chuckle out of it!