Earnest Junior 5-string
Earnest Swamp Cat 4-string. $1,300.
Stylish 4-string electric mandolin from Joel Eckhaus of Earnest Instruments in Maine. The Swamp Cat was designed for mandolin wizard Barry Mitterhoff, currently touring with Hot Tuna.
     Lightweight swamp ash body with custom seafoam green finish. Bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, hardtail bridge with through-body string anchors. Switchable single-coil pickups. 14.5" scale length; white pickguard and tone/volume controls. Individual nickel-plated closed-gear tuners.
     See more photos, or for more information. Ordered new from Earnest, a 4-string Swamp Cat is $1,550. This one will cost you $1,300 plus shipping. Gig bag included, or upgrade to a hardshell case. 48-hour approval period.