Re: Some advice from you pros.
Not a bad idea. The Kentucky can also be the mandolin you take camping, leave under your office desk so you can pick on your lunch hour, loan to a friend who's heard you play and thinks she'd like to try it, give to your ten-year-old to strum chords on, play when your Rigel's in the shop getting that balky tuner replaced, etc. etc.
Nice to have a back-up, and also nice to have a mandolin that you're not anxious about, when you have to leave it in the car trunk at the rest stop on the interstate. Get a gig bag at the same time.
Gibsn: '54 F5 3pt F2 A-N Custm K1 m'cello
Natl Triolian Dobro mando
Victoria b-back Merrill alumnm b-back
Stradolin Vega banjolin
Sobell'dola Washburn b-back'dola
Eastmn: 615'dola 805 m'cello
Flatiron 3K OM