First post here, I figured it might as well be of my main mandolin! I'm pretty sure I got it in about '96. I went over to Michael's house with my dad (was about 11 then)just to look around with him. He showed us one that was half completed or so, and I made a comment that if I ever had one, I'd want it to be blonde. A while later, he called saying that the one we saw was done if I wanted to see it again and play it. Well, we go over to the house, and it's in the case, and guess what color it is. Well, my dad wasn't allowed to leave without it without crushing my soul, so here it is 12 years later, still being played all the time! It has a couple battle scars, but it's sounding more and more amazing each day still!! It's F-12, and I believe the first blonde F if i remember correctly.