I just recently bought a Kentucky 675 on eBay and should be receiving it in the next week. I've been playing on a terrible little Johnson for a couple of years now and saw what appeared to be a good deal, so I traded up.
In the meantime, what type of things should I look out for when I first get the unit? From other threads, I've gathered that I should probably (1) inspect the unit for damage/accuracy of item listing and (2) play it with the original strings (to check for damage). If the mandolin has been used for the past year-or-so, shouldn't it already be set-up?
(Forgive me if I'm in the wrong forum or double-posting. I'm not sure exactly where to ask these questions, but have referenced your site a lot for information and wanted to get your take on what I should do or expect to do. THANKS!)