Lack of recent posts have been almost entirely due to this:
It’s a Big Muddy flat top mandolin, hand made in Missouri with a lovely Adirondack spruce top.
I really like the portability of the mandolin. I didn’t think I’d like the tiny scale (hey, its entire fretboard is only as long as 6 of my banjo frets), but it’s pretty comfortable. Way more so than a ukulele.