Woohoo.... I love my mandolins! We had a trip to Sydney and I have the one from ebay, such a sweet sounding soprano instrument, and I also traded in the Kentucky on a Trinity College octave mandolin, and it is my main instrument now.
It is my first public outing with the Octave today with Lynn and Barry at the Uniting Church. It went well at the practice on Friday. I love its bass-y sound.