Ryder EM-45, alder, midnight blue, 5-string,
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.
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
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
for more information. $950, shipping