I am a mandolin player looking to enlarge my playing. I know about quality mandolins, and how the MAS road goes. Looking for a 3/4 to drag around festivals, and to use in the home for our band practices. For the music we are doing, we just need to cover the bottom end, and we will be trading off duties on the bass. Looking at what is available, I would prefer to keep the little bit of money I am about to spend in the USA. Englehart seems to be the sucessor to Kay, and I really like the neck profile on th eold Kays. Played an off brand chinese thing the other day, and it was like playing a 2x4. Is the Englehart going to fit the bill? Will I need a certain brand of strings? Will I have to replace parts like tuners and bridge? I expect I will have to get it set up. Any suggestions or comments?