Godin A8, natural. $650.
The Godin A8 gets my vote as the best electric mandolin in its price range. Despite the lack of soundholes, the chambered body still produces sufficient volume for acoustic practice, and when you plug it in, you get realistic, woody mandolin tone with no feedback. Piezo pickup with volume control and 3-band EQ help you shape the sound. Gold-plated hardware and compensated adjustable bridge. This is a later model with a height-adjustable bridge saddle. Standard 13.875" scale length. Very clean apart from the headstock, which appears a little "chewed" but still presentable. Currently strung with Elixir Nanowebs. Standard gig bag included, or upgrade to a custom gig bag or hardshell case. See more photos, or for more information. $650 plus shipping.