Ryder EM-45, alder, midnight blue, 5-string, 2 pickups. $950.
Here's a great 5-string electric mandolin from Steve Ryder in Maine. Solid alder body finished in midnight blue. One single-coil pickup and one humbucker with 3-way switch, along with volume and tone controls. Hardware is nickel-plated. White pickguard. The bolt-on neck is flame maple. Ebony fretboard and headstock overlay. Nut width is a spacious 1 3/8".
     If you know Steve Ryder's work, you know that he winds these pickups by hand. They've got wonderful tone and produce no extraneous noise whatsoever.
     This EM-45 is 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. Hardshell case included. See more photos, or for more information. $950, shipping included.