Don's instruments also have the 1 1/2 & 8 1/2 frets. He told me if he had it to do over again, he'd keep the 8 1/2 fret and not have the 1 1/2, for what that's worth. He also said we need to retune to DAA for a lot of fiddle tunes. Now on that, he's right.
John, I hope to catch up with you and get their cd's really soon!
Yes, thanks, Robin. You came up with a winner there!