Frey Micklethwait

I am from adelaide australia. recently was given a octave mandolin in exchange for a painting and a mural (im an artist by trade) previously i was (still am!) a bad flute/sax player. but now am totally in love with the sound of the octave mandolin/mandola . its a chinese built thing and im becoming a bit aware of its limitations after fiddling around with it for a year.