I have my "secret" mando hidden in the closet, inside a suit bag. It was an impluse purchase when Musicians Friend was selling MK Legacy Deluxe's for $299 and I had scroll envy. At the time, I thought it was great opportunity to save half of what a MK cost. Also I had just brought home a portuegese short-scale size mando a luthier friend built for me, so I couldn't justify the MK.
I have yet to tell my wife about it. I work out of my home so I play it when she is at work. A couple of times I was able to sneak it to a couple of jam sessions. Someday, I'll mention I'm ready to buy an F model (for christmas or birthday) and she'll say OK, Then it will magically appear at the door.
My problem is that I have to keep this kind of stuff not only from my wife but from my teenage daughter. If the daughter knows about it, it gets to the wife pronto!
The funny thing is, I really don't like the MK and seldom play it even when I have the chance. MAS is a bad disease when you don't have an understanding spouse.
My name is Glenn and I have MAS!!!
Las Vegas, NV
"Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and play your mandolin."