I stopped by Fletcher Brock's shop today and caught him just as was stringing up our own Linds' octave mandolin. It is still in the white, and I was honored to play it's very first chord. As you would expect from Fletcher it sounds fantastic even within seconds of being first strung, and I sure it will improve dramatically with time and finishing. Congrats Linsdey, it won't be long now!
I couldn't stand it. I have been holding out, but as of today I am officially on Fletcher's list for my own OM.