Ladies and Gents, I finally took the plung and ordered an A5 Neil Dean mandolin. He is one of the up and coming mandolin builders in US and an absolute joy to talk with.
This is my 1st order from a small builder but I wanted to share my excitement with the cafe. Many good things have been said about Neil and I can attest to all of them being true. Now I just have to figure out what to do for a year or so.