Rono
Rono "Workingman's Special" by Ron Oates. $1,850.
Here's a Rono electric 5-string mandolin by Ron Oates of Boulder, Colorado. Solid body, set maple neck, radiused rosewood fretboard with 14" scale. Pickup has been upgraded to a Lindy Fralin "Big Single Mini," but the original Bill Lawrence twin-blade humbucker will be included with the sale. 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. Transparent red glossy finish. Slightly used.
     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. Access rectangular hardshell case included.
     See more photos, hear a clip, or for more information. $1,850 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.