I've been looking for a new (or new to me) mandolin in the Jacksonville, FL area and it is very slim pickings. I've yet to see a carved top mandolin in a music store and out of all the kindling I've found only one has been actually bound. The rest have had a painted on binding. I've avoided going mail order since that is how I got my current mando and it wasn't the best thing out of the box. I'd really like to play a few first rather than making a decision based on looks alone.
Anyone know of any good stores between Orlando, FL and Savannah, GA perhaps?