The sound is much more mellow, and the action's quicker. The only tricky bit is the bellows. Ira had super long bellows, kept stable by two spacers. The new lass, however, has relatively short bellows, and so I often find myself fully extending her in mid song. Frustrating, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.
And now for the pretty pictures:
So I couldn't be more pleased. Hopefully, she'll inspire me to continue learning this bewildering Victorian instrument.