Roland and I accidently exchanged mandolins at Augusta Heritage Center last year. Everybody puts their instruments in the corner of the cafeteria at lunch break. We had matching gig bags, and I grabbed mine after lunch. After going back to my room to practice, I noticed my Ratliff had turned into a nice Gibson. I ran back in time to find Roland walking around with my Ratliff wondering where his Gibson went. He was scheduled to play a little after -lunch concert that the faculty puts on every afternoon. He was relieved to say the least when his Gibson showed up and asked if I had tried it out. I told him I had just tuned it to "Get up John" tuning. Of course I didn't, but he told me a Monroe story and imitation of when he played with Bill and had to tune Bill's mandolin for that song. Roland is a great teacher and all around class act.
A couple of mandolins
A couple guitars
An Upright Bass
Life is like a box of molases, or somehting like that.