Mandolynne, while I am not in the business of either selling or promoting any particular type of mandolin, I must say that the attribute of [QUOTE]"the note having a bloom after the initial attack" is inherent in bowlbacks.
This is not to say that this quality is not to be found in other types of mandolins but, if you were to ask me for a white wine that is "crisp, lightly acidic/citrous, dry/floral", I could not help but blurt Sauvignon blanc!
In plainer terms, I second Jim's remark.
It is not man who lives, but his work. (Ioannis Kapodistrias)