So I'm new to the forum, somewhat new to mandolins. My wife just gave me a '95 Flatiron Festival F at a surprise 30th birthday party (yes, my wife is awesome). I was wondering if y'all might have some answers/suggestions for me.
1. Why does mine say "Flatiron" instead of "The Flatiron" on the headstock?
2. My wife said that the previous owner made some upgrades, but she wasn't sure what was upgraded other than the bridge. Are the tuning pegs original? Anything else that could have been upgraded?
3. Anyone have suggestions for some good strings on this instrument? Not sure what's on there now... sounds awesome though.
Here are some photos... let me know what you think. Thanks!!