Here's an outstanding 5-string electric jazz mandolin from Steve Ryder in
Maine, inspired by the Gibson Super 400 guitar. Mahogany cutaway semi-hollow
body, red spruce top with 3-ply binding. Adjustable mahogany neck with ebony
headstock overlay; radiused ebony fretboard with jumbo frets and pearloid
markers. 13.9" scale; nut width is a spacious 1 3/8". Ebony adjustable
bridge. Sealed Gotoh tuners. Weber-style 1-piece cast tailpiece. Built in 2013.
Pickup is a 5-pole humbucker; tone and volume
controls help you shape the sound. Steve winds these pickups by hand,
and they sound delicious. The bridge saddle also ahs an embedded piezo pickup, and there's
a 3-way toggle switch to select or blend the pickups—but
is much quieter than the humbucker, so the pickups aren't exactly
balanced. Chambered body with convenient rear access panel for a
9-volt battery. Very good condition; light to moderate player wear.
It's a full-on professional-grade instrument from one of
the very best makers, it plays comfortably and easily, and it's just about
all you could ask for in a 5-string electric. Original hardshell case included.
for more information. $1,125 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.