As the proud way beyond happy owner of two Smart mandolins (A & F) I'd like to
A) Offer my congratulations
B) Welcome you to the fraternity of Smart owners.
We've got a nice little den of them here developing among my friends in the NY area with a few more on the way in the next few batches. **All** of them are stupendous in every way you can imagine. Other members of the "Smart Ownership Club" include Mike Marshall, John Reischman, Nick Forrester, Ben Winship, Arthur Stern and Rickie Simpkins ...
Lawrence is a great guy to work with as you no doubt discovered and his mandolins are among the very best out there regardless of price range.
So ... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Oh and before I forget ... as happy as you are with it now, just wait till it opens up. I loved both of mine right out of the box but with a bit of age on them ... WOW!!!!! You'll see ...
Bluegrass ... "It's Folk Music With An Overbite" (Robert Shelton)