Rono semi-hollow 5-string by Ron Oates. $2,850.
Here's a Rono electric 5-string mandolin by Ron Oates of
Boulder, Colorado. Semi-hollow mahogany body with hand-carved rosewood top.
Laminated mahogany neck, radiused ebony fretboard with 14"
scale and pearl block inlays. Ebony headstock
with thespian mask inlays.
The body and the headstock have cream binding.
"Mandobucker" pickup. Nut width is 1.3215". Nickel hardware
includes Gotoh tuners, tone and volume controls, a pair of strap buttons,
side jack and hardtail bridge with individually tunable saddles. Dark
chocolate finish. Brand new.
The choice of String Cheese Incident's Michael Kang and
other jam-band players, Rono mandolins are known for jazzy tone and easy
playability. They're also notoriously hard to get, but here at least is
an answer for one lucky mandolinist. Gig bag included.
for more information. $2,850 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.