Here's a great 5-string electric mandolin from
Steve Ryder in Maine. Solid alder body finished
in red, single-coil pickup, volume and tone controls. Hardware is nickel-plated.
The bolt-on neck and headstock overlay are flame
maple, as is the fretboard. 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
Although this is a basic, no-frills version of the EM-45, it's still 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
. Hardshell case included.
for more information. $900 plus shipping.